Gotta Watch: Serial killers up close
Investigators collect evidence possibly connected to the killings of several Long Island women.
April 15th, 2011
11:27 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Serial killers up close

All eyes are on the suspected Long Island serial killings. Generally, this type of crime seems to stir more intrigue than others. Serial killings are a whole different breed of crime because of the "it-could-happen-to-anyone" factor and the loose ends that can often drag out for years. These videos profile several high-profile serial murders and gives us an up-close look at who the killers really are.

'This is a game' – Here, a former investigator explains how he helped catch the notorious "Son of Sam."  For those of you who don't remember, David Berkowitz, also known as the "Son of Sam," confessed to killing six people in New York City in the 1970's.

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Atlanta monster? – Atlanta was kept on edge for nearly three years when bodies of missing children turned up dead around the city in the 1980's.  Eventually, police caught up with a man named Wayne Williams, who was later convicted of killing two of these children.  Today, Wayne Williams still claims his innocence in this one-on-one interview.

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'The Dating Game' killer – You might never suspect the charming young man on the 1970's game show "The Dating Game" would be a killer.  But Rodney Alcala was convicted of murdering several women around the time of the show almost 30 years after the crimes.

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Filed under: Gotta Watch • Justice
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  1. Is that true?

    Just heard the anchor, in conversation with a detective, claim that there've been cases when serial murderers have gone after the police detectives directly. Could you please cite a case when this occurred? Or is this something you saw on a TV crime drama.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Asia

    Hey Itt- Very Perceptive. That's One Of Those 'what Channel Is That On?' Moments In Delusional News Reporting. The Rest Of U: Don't Like Macabre Nostalgia? Let's Just B Thankful The Networks Don't Hand These Punks Their Own Reality Show

    April 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sean

    does anyone notice the shadow in the background?

    April 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
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