serial killers by name [w] amazon
     
  WALRAVEN James Samuel   USA ... ... ... 3
aka Clarkston
Verdict/Urteil: Life
 
It started on April 15, 1981 when police found 22 year old Louise DalSanto strangled and face down in her bathtub at Woodcreek apartments in Clarkston. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled by hand before her body was dumped face down and covered with scalding water in her bathtub. About a month later, on March 29, Gisele Clardy, 22, was found in almost the same way as Louise DalSanto was found, but this time it was at the Cherry Hill Apartments on Buford Hwy. On June 15 of this same year, another victim, Patricia Berry, 22 years of age, was found dead the same way the first two were found, but at the Windermere Apartment complex located on Roswell Road in Fulton County. She also had been sexually assaulted and strangled. Law Enforcement started looking at all similar type reports and found that on March 3rd a woman named Margaret Finnerty, who lived at Windermere Apartments, reported that a man came to her door and told her that he was there to fix the pipes and when she cracked the door he forced his way in. He entered the apartment and strangled her until she was unconscious. The suspect ransacked the Apartment and took only a World War II Bayonet. The second report that Law Enforcement found was taken on March 16, where Constance Harold complained to police about a man that had come to her door dressed as a floral delivery person. When she opened the door, he attempted to force his way into the Apartment. Constance Harold was able to slam the door before he could gain access. With the police armed with these two new witnesses and composites of the suspect from other witnesses in the apartment complex, they were able to come up with a good tip, which led them to James Samuel Walraven, a 32-year-old unemployed tennis bum, who hung out at public tennis courts in Dekalb and Atlanta. Walraven was soon arrested and found guilty for his killings. Walraven was sentenced to life in prison.
Copyright 1995-2005 by Elisabeth Wetsch
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