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Old 07-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #16
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I think there is little doubt now, that there was more than one 'boston strangler'. They relayed so heavily on eye witness testimony years ago. Which we now know, eye witness testimony is one of the worst sole pieces of evidence you can have to prove someone committed said crime
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I remember watching the "newer" segment of UM when the families of DeSalvo and Sullivan came together to do DNA testing. They pulled a sample directly from Mary's body and from DeSalvo's brother. They were absolutely definitive saying that it wasn't a match. I am just surprised that someone got the idea to decide to test it again. I know DNA testing has come far in the last 13 years since that segment was produced, and I find it amazing they can still test samples from that blanket after 50 years.

I am currently reading The Boston Stranglers, the author, Susan Kelly was interviewed for the UM segment. It was a very strange coincidence that I picked up this book two weeks ago and then this happened- especially since the book does a fantastic job of convincing the reader that Albert did NOT do any of the stranglings. I do also believe that there was more than one strangler. The victims, for one, varied in age quite considerably. In Kelly's book, it was known that Albert had an insatiable sexual appetite, and he always went after young and beautiful women. It would be very strange for him to seek much older, elderly women. The entire investigation process by the "Strangler Bureau" in the sixties was a convoluted mess, explained by Kelly. There was so much pressure from the press, public, atty general, etc, that the leaders were happy to accept Albert's confession. The interviews I read in the book contained very tentative/general statements by Albert and he was led and prompted by the interviewer for the confessions of the murders. He frequently misspoke about the facts, especially involving the older women. Most of the details were printed in the papers at the time, so anyone reading would know the answers to the questions being asked.

What really is sad in all of this is who killed the other 12 women, assuming now that DeSalvo is guilty of the last one, which I still have some nagging doubts about.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #18
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http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/19/ju...dna/index.html

According to this article, it has been officially proven by way of DNA that Albert DeSalvo is the killer of Mary Sullivan.
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Has Desalvo's body been exhumed before this? I thought I read something about that before this most recent exhumation to confirm DNA. Or maybe they moved his body from a previous burial location? Or there was talk of exhumation but it didn't happen at that time? Anyone remember details?
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It's strange to see this and whitey bulger in the news at the same time.
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The ending of the segment on UM where it has the voice over of the actor playing DeSalvo reading one of DeSalvo's poems always gives me chills.
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I went to Puritan Lawn Memorial Park yesterday to check out his grave site but it was still dug up. The lot was difficult to locate & 1 grounds keeper I asked wasn't to helpful with locating it but I guess I don't blame him.
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Bumping because I just watched this segment on Season 6.
I thought they took the DNA profile of DeSalvo's brother and couldn't find a match then - now there's a match?
I didn't see any articles when this came out in 2013, but this really surprised me.
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I'm just finishing up the segment now (6x12) and F. Lee Bailey is driving me nuts. He's so convinced of Desalvos innocence, yet time (and DNA) has shown he was wrong. He definitely raped and killed Mary Sullivan, at the very least. Do they have DNA in the other cases, to link them?
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Donít have a strong opinion one way or the other regarding DeSalvo, but the most disturbing aspect of the Boston Strangler case is the number of plausible suspects.
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Does anyone know who the actor was that played Albert Desalvo in the episode?
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1060462/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
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Thank you very much for the info. I liked the way he played Desalvo
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