Hillside Strangler

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The Hillside Stranglers
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Alessio Bianchi
Angelo Buono Jr.
BornBianchi: (1951-05-22) May 22, 1951 (age 70)
Buono: (1934-10-05)October 5, 1934
DiedBuono:
September 21, 2002(2002-09-21) (aged 67)
Cause of deathHeart attack (Buono)
ConvictionMurder
SentenceLife imprisonment (without parole) (Buono)
Life imprisonment (Bianchi)
Killings
Number of victims10 killed as a duo, 2 by Bianchi alone
Span of killingsOctober 16, 1977–
February 16, 1978
CountryUnited States
Date apprehendedBianchi: January 12, 1979; 42 years ago (1979-01-12)
Buono: October 22, 1979; 42 years ago (1979-10-22)

The Hillside Strangler, later the Hillside Stranglers, were two American serial killers who killed ten young females in Los Angeles between October 1977 and February 1978.

It was thought at first that only one person did the killings. The police, however, knew from the positions of the dead bodies that two individuals were working together. These two individuals were eventually discovered: they were cousins Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr.. They were later convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing and murdering ten females, who were from 12 to 28 years old.[1][2]

A big investigation had been fruitless. Then the arrest of Bianchi in January 1979 for the murder of two more young women in Washington was linked to his past in the Strangler case.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Hillside Strangler' dies in prison". cnn.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2007.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. Vronsky, Peter (2004). Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. p. 187. ISBN 0-425-19640-2.