Gary Ridgway Biography and Wiki
Gary Ridgway is an American serial killer convicted of more than 48 separate killings making him one of the most feared serial killers in United States history. He mainly kidnapped teenage girls and women in Washington DC most of them confirmed as sex workers and vulnerable women in society. Gary was nicknamed Green River Killer after he murdered and dumped five bodies in Green River.
Gary Ridgway Age and Birthday
Ridgway was born on February 18, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. Gary is 74 years old.
Gary Ridgway Parents, Mother
Ridgway was born to Mary Rita Ridgway and Thomas Newton Ridgway. Gary says that when growing up as a teenager, he had both sexual feelings and anger against his mother Mary. He even says that he admired killing her but had no chance to.
Gary Ridgway Wife, Spouse
He has been married about three times and separated from all of them. Gary’s first wife was Claudia Kraig Barrows between 1970 to 1972. Between 1973 to 1981, he was married to Marcia Lorene Brown, and then from 1988 to 2002 married Judith Lorraine Lynch.
Gary Ridgway Son
Gary Ridgway was married thrice in his life, and Matthew is his son from his second marriage to Marcia Lorene Brown. The couple got married in 1973 and divorced in 1981. Matthew was born in 1975
Gary Ridgway’s Net Worth
Gary’s net worth ranges from $500,000 to $1 Million. This is estimated from all the properties he owns.
Gary Ridgway Victims and Convictions
Between 1980 and 1990, the records say that he had murdered over 70 teenage girls and women in Seatle, Tacoma, and Washington DC. He mainly kidnapped teenage girls and women in Washington DC most of them confirmed as sex workers and vulnerable women in society. Gary was nicknamed Green River Killer after he murdered and dumped five bodies in Green River.
Gary Ridgway Books
- Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith
- The Riverman:
- Killer by Robert D. Keppel
- The Green River Killer by the King County Journal Staff Chasing the Devil by Sheriff David Reichert
- Green River, Running Red by true-crime author and former police officer Ann Rule
- Serial Killers: Issues Explored Through Green River Murders by Tomas Guillen
- Green River Killer
Where is Gary Ridgway now?
He is currently serving a life sentence at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.