24 he married his second wife, Marcia in December 1973.
a son, Matthew, in 1975.
described strange behavior and unusual sex practices.
that once he came up from behind and choked her.
areas Ridgway took her for shooting shotguns and inner-tubing in
the snow. They bicycled, camped, picked blackberries, scrounged
for garage-sale goods.
sex in isolated areas and illegal dump sites (where victims would
be found later).
often be gone during the evenings for long periods of time, returning
dirty or wet, claiming his car broke down.
police he kept visqueen, rolls of protective plastic covering that
comes in rolls, in the bed of his truck. Visqueen was covering one
victim's near North Bend, and near the remains of another in Tukwila.
He was "fanatical"
about religion from about 1976 until at least 1980.
son's 5th birthday she moved out and divorced him in May 1981. At
one point, she took out a restraining order against him. She feared
that they had sex numerous times on the banks of the Green River
where according to detectives 5 Green River victims were found.
the locations of some bodies were made public information, she showed
detectives Ridgway's favorite places in 1987. These were the same
places victims were found. He liked to search places and scavenge
for old auto parts, where people dumped things. She showed detectives
those places and they were near where victims' bodies were found.
she identified were near where 2 dozen victims were found (including
Amina Agisheff, believed to be the first victim, who disappeared
in July 1982.) She pointed out a road, where 6 victims were found,
as one of his favorite places.
the dumpsites where Green River bodies were found were places he
was very familiar with.
Marriages and Love Lives - A
prostitute and a former wife were choked by him, he placed both
in a police-type choke hold in 1982.
First Wife Claudia - She
said their brief marriage failed because he was dominated by his
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