4 Washington State Serial Killers Just As Interesting As Ted Bundy

4 Washington State Serial Killers Just As Interesting As Ted Bundy

The tragic killings of Washington State residents.


Ted Bundy has been stirring up discussion these last few weeks. The release of "The Ted Bundy Tapes" documentary on Netflix followed the new movie trailer about his life, only highlighted his crimes.

Bundy is known for committing his brutal murders in Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, and Washington. His trail of crimes beginning in the Evergreen State. Bundy was targeting university students, more specifically those who attended the University of Washington. Bundy's crimes left the state of Washington in pure shock. Unfortunately, his crimes are not the only ones to leave Washington residents trembling. There have been many other serial killers to lurk the state whose stories are just as intriguing.

Kenneth A. Bianchi.

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Kenneth Bianchi, also known as the Hillside Strangler, made a terrifying impact in Washington State. Between October 1977 and February of 1978, Bianchi and his cousin, Angelo Buono, raped and murdered at least ten women in the Los Angeles, California area. They committed these murders by posing as policemen and preying on prostitutes in the area. Soon after, the duo started targeting middle-class women and young girls. The bodies of the victims were typically left on hillsides of the Glendale Highland Park. This is how his nickname was coined.

In October 1979, Bianchi moved to Bellingham, Washington to be with his then-girlfriend, Kelli Boyd. Bianchi got a job as a security guard at a local Fred Meyer where he met his coworker, Karen Mandic. Bianchi had murdered both his coworker and her roommate, Diane Wilder, both who were Western Washington University students. on January 12, 1979, their bodies were found in the backseat of a green Mercury Bobcat.

On Friday, January 26, 1979, Bianchi was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Bianchi received six life sentences and life without parole. Kenneth Bianchi is currently incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.

Gary L. Ridgway.

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Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer, tormented the state of Washington for nearly 20 years. His murders began in 1982 when numerous prostitutes and young runaways started vanishing from South King County along state Route 99. Ridgway was known to bring his victims home, where he strangled them. The bodies were typically found in woodsy areas and remote locations. His first few victims were discovered along the Green River.

Ridgway's crimes went unpunished until 2001. With advanced DNA technology, evidence found at the crime scenes were re-examined. Ridgway was a match. In December 2001 he was charged with four counts of aggravated murder. Ridgway eventually pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated first-degree murder. In 2003, Ridgway was sentenced to life in prison. Gary Ridgway is known to have committed more murders than any other serial killer in history.

Robert Yates Jr.

Robert Yates Jr. has murdered numerous women all over the state of Washington. Between 1996 and 1998, Yates is said to have murdered at least thirteen prostitutes. All of which were women working on Spokane's "Skid Row" on East Sprague Avenue. Yates was known to have solicited sex from these workers, do drugs with them, and then killed them. Their bodies were found in rural locations. All of his victims were killed by a gunshot wound to the head. One of his victims, Melody Murfin, was buried outside of his bedroom window.

On April 18, 1999, Yates was arrested for the murder of Jennifer Joseph. In 2000, he was convicted of 13 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. Yates was sentenced to 408 years in prison. In 2008, Yates was sentenced to death. He currently is sitting on death row at Washington State Penitentiary.

Harvey Carignan.

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Harvey Carignan, "Harvey the Hammer," murdered his victims with the use of a hammer. These crimes happened in the state of Washington and Minnesota. Carignan's murders began in 1949 when he raped and killed a 57-year-old woman while he was stationed in the military. Due to a law enforcement error, Carignan's sentence was reversed. He served nine years for rape charges and was then released on parole. Once released, Carignan continued his crimes. Leslie Laura Brock, a Bellingham woman, was last seen getting into Carignan's vehicle. She was later found dead from several blows to the head. Another nickname Carignan received was the "The Want-Ad Killer." In 1973, 15-year-old Kathy Sue Miller responded to Carignan's help wanted ad for a service station he was leasing. Carignan sexually assaulted and killed Miller. Her body was later found in Everett, Washington by two boys. Carignan's murder spree continued until 1974, where he was arrested in Minnesota. Carignan is currently serving a 40-year sentence and was supposed to be released in 2017. He still is serving his time.

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100 Throwback Songs Every Nostalgic '00s Kid Will STILL Jam To

Here's to never growing up.

If you were anything like me, you came home from school, plopped on the couch and jammed to Radio Disney. You've heard these songs at school dances, parties and on the radio, and you probably still know all the words. Despite most of your favorite childhood artists pursuing different careers (or different styles of music), these throwback hits will always be there to comfort you!

1. "SexyBack" - Justin Timberlake

2. "Oops!... I Did It Again" - Britney Spears

3. "Party in the USA" - Miley Cyrus

4. "Replay" - Iyaz

5. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz

6. "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne

7. "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston

8. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO

9. "Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heros ft. Adam Levine

10. "Titanium" - David Guetta ft. Sia

11. "Classic" - MKTO

12. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen

13. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

14. "Down" - Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

15. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry

16. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyonce

17. "I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas

18. "Umbrella" - Rihanna ft. Jay Z

19. "Fergalicious" - Fergie

20. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5

21. "Drive By" - Train

22. "Hoedown Throwdown" - Miley Cyrus

23. "Want U Back" - Cher Lloyd

24. "Love You Like A Love Song" - Selena Gomez & The Scene

25. "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga

26. "TTYLXOX" - Bella Thorne

27. "Firework" - Katy Perry

28. "Low" - Flo Rida ft. T-Pain

29. "Halo" - Beyonce

30. "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha

31. "Animal" - Neon Trees

32. "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers

33. "We Are Young" - fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

34. "Airplanes" - B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams

35. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani

36. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 ft. Ludacris

37. "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People

38. "Hey, Soul Sister" - Train

39. "Ain't it Fun" - Paramore

40. "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher ft. Pitbull

41. "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber

42. "We R Who We R" - Ke$ha

43. "Forget You" - CeeLo Green

44. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj

45. "Say My Name" - Destiny's Child

46. "Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears

47. "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

48. "Hey Ya!" - Outkast

49. "Bye Bye Bye" - *NSYNC

50. "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga

51. "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" - Katy Perry

52. "Bring Me To Life" - Evanescence

53. "Teenage Dirtbag" - Wheatus

54. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

55. "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes

56. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" - Fall Out Boy

57. "Empire State of Mind" - Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys

58. "Crazy in Love" - Beyonce & Jay Z

59. "Mine" - Taylor Swift

60. "Toxic" - Britney Spears

61. "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson

62. "Milkshake" - Kelis

63. "Part of Me" - Katy Perry

64. "Yeah!" - Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris

65. "Wannabe" - Spice Girls

66. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey

67. "Stayin' Alive" - Bees Gees

68. "Survivor" - Destiny's Child

69. "Beautiful Soul" - Jesse McCartney

70. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

71. "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga ft. Colby O'Donis

72. "Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris

73. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars

74. "The Climb" - Miley Cyrus

75. "Price Tag" - Jessie J ft. B.o.B

76. "You Make Me Feel..." - Cobra Starship ft. Sabi

77. "Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna

78. "Paper Planes" - M.I.A

79. "In Da Club" - 50 Cent

80. "Get the Party Started" - P!nk

81. "That's Not My Name" - The Ting Tings

82. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry

83. "Umbrella" - Rihanna ft. Jay Z

84. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" - Soulja Boy

85. "So What" - P!nk

86. "Hit 'Em Up Style" - Blu Cantrell ft. Foxy Brown

87. "Bootylicious" - Destiny's Child

88. "Baby" - Justin Beiber ft. Ludacris

89. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull

90. "The One That Got Away" - Katy Perry

91. "All Star" - Smash Mouth

92. "Jenny from the Block" - Jennifer Lopez

93. "Superbass" - Nicki Minaj

94. "Tonight Tonight" - Hot Chelle Rae

95. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna

96. "Like a G6" - Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs & DEV

97. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction

98. "We Found Love" - Rihanna

99. "Mr. Saxobeat" - Alexandra Stan

100. "Here's To Never Growing Up" - Avril Lavigne

Did I miss any of your favorites? Comment below!

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'Jane The Virgin' Season Five Made Me Hate Jane

Season five has ruined Jane Gloriana Villanueva.


SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for "Jane the Virgin"

Now, for all the super fans left, let me preface this article by saying that I love "Jane the Virgin." The show itself has brought a large piece of Latinx culture to an American audience in a way that is both educational and thrilling. Somehow, the writers of this modern Telenovela managed to find the balance between "soap opera" drama and modern TV drama.

However, while the show itself remains captivating, its main character has lost her luster. In other seasons, Jane proved to be an honest, selfless young woman. One of the prime examples of this is when she tells Michael she is pregnant instead of just accepting his proposal and dealing with the consequences later.

In seasons one through four, Jane was, as expected, caught up in the drama, but she always tried to put others before herself. She was fiercely protective of her mother and abuela as well as her son, Mateo. She was eager to help a struggling Petra, though Petra was nothing but rude to her.

Season five Jane is a different story.

This Jane perpetuates the idea that it is OK to play with someone's feelings, that she is right in dangling a relationship over both Raphael and Michael's heads. She claims that she doesn't know what she feels, that she has feelings for both Raphael and Michael. That she can't just run from her feelings for Michael.

She preaches that "love" is only an emotion. That it is ONLY felt. That because she "feels" something still there with Michael, she must still love him.

Sorry to break it to you Jane, but love isn't just a feeling. Love is a choice. It's a struggle. It's a fight you'll never stop fighting. It's a race you'll never get tired of running or when you do, you'll take a long drink of water and keep going.

Quite frankly, the way in which Jane treats her relationship with both men is emotional abuse. It is not only affecting the adults, but also the children as Mateo begins acting out and Ana and Ellie are convinced Raphael is taking drugs. While toying with the hearts of two men she cares about, she is also placing a wedge between herself and her son.

It seems stupid to be so opinionated about a silly TV show like "Jane the Virgin," but I know what it's like to be the second choice, then the first choice, then second again. Always wondering if you'll be good enough the next time, what you could have done better, how you could be different. Jane's actions in the final season only perpetuate the idea that it's OK to play with someone's emotions and that love is only a feeling. If you don't feel it, you don't have it.

Disclaimer: I am totally Team Raphael (if that wasn't obvious enough in this article), but here's why: Jane and Michael's relationship was based on "feeling." It "felt" magical. Raphael and Jane were not "love at first sight' but grew to love and accept one another. To me, this is the beautiful story. This is the real story of love.

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