Reichert to Discuss Green River Killer

Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:42pm

Fans of true crime will gather Wednesday evening to hear the real story behind the capture of the infamous Green River Killer, which so happens to star a current member of Congress.

The event, to be held at the Naval Heritage Center at the U.S. Navy Memorial, is titled “The Hunt for the Green River Killer” and will feature several of the law enforcement professionals — retired King County Sheriff and now-Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jana D. Monroe and the chief criminal investigator for Washington state, Robert Keppel — who helped to apprehend the serial killer of at least 48 women.

The Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway, started his killings in 1982 across the suburbs of Seattle. The panel will discuss the nearly 20-year investigation, how the input of serial killer Ted Bundy affected the case and how DNA evidence helped break the case, leading up to Ridgway’s 2001 arrest. There will be a Q&A session following the panel.

The reception begins at 6 p.m.; the program kicks off at 6:45 p.m.