CHILDHOOD• Watched his dad beat and abuse his mother• His father also abused his other children• Before he was 12 he had been arrested for robbery, assault, and battery• Was put in a correction facility, got out and was readmitted two years later for car theft
ADULT LIFE• Went into the military at age 29• Was honorable discharged for disobeying orders• Married a young German girl while touring in Germany• They had one child that was born handicap Albert and his wife and child• He seemed to be fairly social especially for a serial killer
MOTIVES/RITUALS Theory’s Behind the killings • Had a bad relationship with his mother Rituals • Strangled victims with their own clothing and then raped them • Their clothing was also tied in a bow around their neck• Before leaving the house of the victims he would make it look like a robbery but few valuables were ever taken. • Also the houses of the victim never looked broken into, its almost like the victims just let him in.
THE VICTIMS• The first victims were all older single women late 50’s to mid 80’s• Research says the older women were targeted because of his sour relationship with his mother• Then Albert began killing younger college women 19- 23• They don’t know why he switched his ways but it was the same bow ties around the neck
HOW HE WAS CAUGHT?• He left a woman tied up but didn’t kill her• She later turned him in and he was taken to the police station• There he was questioned and later admitted to being the Boston strangler• He was put in jail and stabbed to death the day before he was to meet with a doctor who was going to try diagnose him as mentally ill.
WHAT WAS HE CHARGED WITH?• Albert Desalvo was charged with the murders of 11 women• For this he was sentenced to life in prison• They still arent sure the arrested the right man there is no DNA evidence to prove it .
WHY ARE SERIAL KILLERS HARD TO SPOT? • The blend in • They are smart and know how to gain the trust of their victims • "Dress him in a suit and he looks like ten other men," said an attorney on the Dahmer case • They are also charming, well dressed, and polite individuals
TYPES OF CRIME SCENES• Organized • Everything premeditated and well put together, leave little to no evidence behind• Disorganized • Random Victim frenzied assaults, uses materials at hand to kill• Mixed • Bits and pieces from both organized and disorganized crime scenes• Atypical• Has no signs or aspects from either organized or disorganized, most often a scene involving a decomposed body or few remains of a body
INTERESTING INFORMATION• Albert Desalvo also given two other nicknames • The Measuring Man • Would approach young attractive women an pretend to be a fashion model recruiter and fondle them while using a tape measure to measure them. • Spent 11 months in jail for burglary after one of the strikes • The Green Man • Dressed in all green and raped 300 women in a 2 year period in 4 different states sometimes up to six a day. • He was arrested and put into Bridgewater state hospital for evaluation