13 February 2015

On This Day: Colorado girl falls victim to serial killer

Twenty-one year old Mary fell victim On This Day in 1982 to serial killer Tom Luther. Mary accepted a ride from Luther in Breckenridge, Colorado. He raped her and severely beat her with a claw hammer. Luther was arrested.  

He was released in 1993 and attacked a 20 year old woman. It was her – Cher Elder – that he was finally convicted for killing after her body was found in 1995. Luther though was suspected in eight cases.
 

 
 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.