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  • Ypsilanti

    A half-a-century has elapsed since of series of frightening murders plagued Washtenaw County and stumped police agencies as to the culprit. Former Sheriff ...

    "The Michigan Murders" (1960s) - A Serial Killer threatened the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Community!

  • #2
    This was one of the first serial killer books I read, back in the mid 70's I think.
    I was on holiday, with the in-laws, at Scarborough, Yorkshire :-)

    Say no more....
    Regards, Jon S.
    The theory that the murderer is a lunatic is dispelled by the opinion given to the police by an expert in the treatment of lunacy patients......."If he's insane
    " observed the medical authority, "he's a good deal sharper than those who are not".
    Reynolds Newspaper, 4 Nov. 1888.


    • #3
      50 years ago - 1967 July 9 - East Michigan University student Mary Fleszar is strangled by serial killer John Norman Collins, a.k.a. the Ypsilanti Ripper. She was an early victim of an assumed tally of eight. Her body was found about a month later. Collins went to prison for life after being captured in 1969 and he still resides there.

      From Stan Reid's Centenaries Forum....


      • #4
        Murderpedia, the free online encyclopedic dictionary of murderers. The largest database about serial killers, mass murderers and spree killers around the world

        More on Collins....


        • #5
          Although he would have been quite young, Collins even gets mentioned as possibly being the Boston Strangler by a few of those who don't think DeSalvo was responsible for all (or any) of those murders.