Sep 9th 2011 By: Caleb Goellner
Ten years ago this November, serial killer Gary Ridgway was arrested for the murder of four women. Within two years the Seattle area "Green River Killer" had confessed to strangling 48 prostitutes through the '80s and '90s as part of a plea bargain to avoid the death penalty. Detective Tom Jensen, the man responsible for apprehending Ridgway, worked at the center of the corroboration process, interviewing the murderer for 180 days in an effort to both verify his victims and understand what brought him to a horrific criminal career spanning two decades. In the new 240-page Green River Killer hardcover graphic novel
from Dark Horse Comics, Jensen's son Jeff Jensen and artist Jonathan Case tell the true story of the man who brought Ridgway to justice, and we've got an exclusive six-page preview of the story.
From Dark Horse's official synopsis
The story of one of America's most notorious killers is revealed in this true-crime comic unlike any other!
Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets--an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.
Written by Jensen's own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider's account of America's most prolific serial killer.
Read our six-page preview of Green River Killer