Gary Ridgway: First Wife Claudia
E-mail Discussion Lists
Site Map
DNA - Forensics
Green River Killer
Historic Crime
Organized Crime
Hate Crimes
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crime
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
Unsolved Cases
Missing Persons
Mental Illness
Elder Abuse
Law Enforcement
Drug Wars
White Collar Crime
Media & Crime
Computer Crimes

His First Wife Claudia - Their marriage was short 1970 - 71. They were married while he was in the Navy, stationed in San Diego. Ridgway went on a 6 month Navy cruise shortly after marriage, during that time she became involved with another man.

She joined Gary on his return to Seattle after he was discharged from the Navy in 1971, but they divorced that same year.

Ridgway wanted the couple to move onto his family's property at his mother's urging.

She said their brief marriage failed because he was dominated by his mother's influence.

Growing Up - Devoted Son - Friendly Neighbor - He was considered a dutiful son. He was "very close" to his mother but not to his father.

His Marriages and Love Lives - According to two former wives, girlfriends and prostitutes, he liked sex outdoors at or near where victims' remains were found.

Copyright Kari Sable 1994-2006

Serial Killers Page

Historic Green River Pages

Green River Killer or Not?

The Falsely Accused

Body Count of Possible Victims

The Crime Scenes

FBI Profile Elements
Signature of a Killer

The Victims
Locations of Missing Women
Crime Scenes
Civil Suit

Gary Leon Ridgway
Growing Up
Wives & Lovers
His Homes & Vehicles
Job History
Law Enforcement Relationship
Ex-wife Helps Detectives
The Arrest
Civil Suit

| privacy