Gli efferati crimini del killer del busto di Times Square Richard Cottingham

'Ho finito 80 omicidi perfetti di cui non hanno mai nemmeno saputo’ : Il nuovo documento descrive in dettaglio gli efferati crimini del "torso killer" di New York’ che sta attualmente scontando una pena detentiva di 200 anni per aver tagliato gli arti alle vittime – e sostiene che il conteggio dei cadaveri è ancora in aumento

  • Una nuova docuserie Netflix descrive in dettaglio il famigerato caso di "The Times Square Torso Killer"’ che cacciavano e depredavano le prostitute di New York tra 1967 e 1980
  • Richard Cottingham si è guadagnato il soprannome di "Torso Killer"’ per aver tagliato le membra alle vittime e decapitato le loro teste
  • Attualmente sta scontando una pena detentiva di 200 anni e afferma di essere stato stuprato e ucciso più di 100 donne – ma è stato condannato e accusato di 11 omicidi
  • Richard Cottingham era un padre sposato di tre figli di Lodi, New Jersey, che ha lavorato come operatore di computer per BlueCross BlueShield durante la sua follia omicida
  • Cottingham ha affermato di aver commesso un omicidio a settimane alterne per 13 anni: 'Era un tipo costante di cose,’ Egli ha detto. 'Ho volato sotto il radar, nessuno sapeva’
  • Un nuovo documentario di Netflix indaga su Richard Cottingham, noto anche come il "killer di Times Square" che ha detto di aver violentato e ucciso più di 105 donne e sta scontando l'ergastolo nel New Jersey

    Un nuovo documentario di Netflix indaga su Richard Cottingham, noto anche come il "killer di Times Square"’ che ha detto di aver violentato e ucciso 105 donne e sta scontando l'ergastolo nel New Jersey

    Netflixil documentario Crimine Scena: L'assassino di Times Square esamina il famigerato caso di Richard Cottingham – noto anche come "The Torso Killer"’ – che ha affermato di aver violentato, macellati e mutilati più di 100 donne tra 1967 e 1980.

    La serie inizia con una macabra scoperta al Travel Inn Motor Hotel di Times Square a dicembre 2, 1979. La polizia ha risposto a un incendio nella stanza 417, dove due donne erano state scoperte su un paio di letti gemelli. Ma quando i primi soccorritori hanno tentato la RCP, si resero conto che i corpi non avevano testa né mani.

    Con solo torsi, la polizia non è stata in grado di identificare le vittime. Un detective ha detto che era "la scena del crimine più pulita che avesse mai visto".’ schizzi, gore, impronte digitali, pozzanghere di sangue, non c'erano prove tranne che per i loro vestiti, un paio di jeans Hello, un body bianco, stivali di vernice e una pelliccia nera, che l'assassino aveva curiosamente piegato ordinatamente nella vasca da bagno.

    Confuso, gli investigatori hanno usato manichini dei grandi magazzini vicini e li hanno vestiti con le vittime’ capi di abbigliamento, sperando che qualcuno possa farsi avanti con informazioni.

    Una donna uccisa è stata identificata positivamente attraverso una cicatrice da taglio cesareo come una 22enne, prostituta iraniana, Deedeh Goodarzi. L'altra vittima femminile non è mai stata identificata e fino ad oggi rimane una Jane Doe. I loro teschi non sono mai stati trovati.

    Dopo, Cottingham ha affermato che i poliziotti di Times Square lo hanno fermato mentre portava le teste mozzate in un grande sacco di patate alla sua auto prima di lasciarlo andare. Tornò in albergo per immergere la scena del crimine in un liquido per accendini e incendiare la stanza.

    La polizia di New York si è resa conto di avere un serial killer a piede libero quando i resti carbonizzati di due donne sono stati scoperti in una stanza di un motel di Times Square a dicembre 2, 1979. Senza testa e mani, non sono stati in grado di identificare le vittime. Anziché, la polizia ha preso in prestito manichini dai grandi magazzini vicini e li ha vestiti con gli abiti delle vittime, sperando che

    La polizia di New York si è resa conto di avere un serial killer tra le mani a dicembre 1979, dopo aver scoperto il carbonizzato, resti mutilati di due donne al Travel Inn Motor Hotel di Times Square. Senza testa e mani, le autorità non sono state in grado di identificare le vittime. Anziché, hanno preso in prestito manichini dai grandi magazzini vicini e li hanno vestiti con le vittime’ capi di abbigliamento (sopra), sperando che qualcuno possa farsi avanti con informazioni. Una vittima è stata riconosciuta come Deedeh Goodarzi mentre l'altra donna uccisa rimane sconosciuta fino ad oggi

    Deedeh Goodarzi era una prostituta di fascia alta di 22 anni dall'Iran la cui famiglia emigrò a Long Island quando era un'adolescente. È stata identificata positivamente attraverso una cicatrice da taglio cesareo dopo che un amico ha riconosciuto i suoi vestiti. Recentemente, sua figlia che ha dato in adozione mentre girava trucchi ha fatto notizia per aver stretto un'improbabile amicizia con Richard Cottingham in prigione

    Deedeh Goodarzi era una prostituta di fascia alta di 22 anni dall'Iran la cui famiglia emigrò a Long Island quando era un'adolescente. È stata identificata positivamente attraverso una cicatrice da taglio cesareo dopo che un amico ha riconosciuto i suoi vestiti. Recentemente, sua figlia che ha dato in adozione mentre girava trucchi ha fatto notizia per aver stretto un'improbabile amicizia con Richard Cottingham in prigione

    Richard Cottingham si è guadagnato il soprannome di "The Torso Killer" dopo aver violentato e ucciso due donne in un motel di Times Square prima di dare alle fiamme i loro torsi decapitati. I loro teschi e le loro mani non sono mai stati trovati. È stato ufficialmente accusato di 11 omicidi ma dice che è stato ucciso sopra 100 donne

    Richard Cottingham si è guadagnato il soprannome di "The Torso Killer"’ dopo aver violentato e ucciso due donne in un motel di Times Square prima di dare alle fiamme i loro torsi decapitati. I loro teschi e le loro mani non sono mai stati trovati. È stato ufficialmente accusato di 11 omicidi ma dice che è stato ucciso sopra 100 donne

    La nuova docuserie "Crime Scene" di Netflix esamina il famigerato caso di Richard Cottingham che ha lasciato una scia sanguinosa di vittime tra 1967 e 1980. Cottingham ha preso di mira le prostitute a Times Square prima di torturare e mutilare i loro corpi, spesso lasciando dietro di sé solo i loro torsi come prova

    La nuova "Scena del crimine" di Netflix’ docuserie esamina il famigerato caso di Richard Cottingham che ha lasciato una scia sanguinosa di vittime tra 1967 e 1980. Cottingham ha preso di mira le prostitute a Times Square prima di torturare e mutilare i loro corpi, spesso lasciando dietro di sé solo i loro torsi come prova

    Sei mesi dopo, all'inizio di maggio 1980, il “sadico sessuale psicopatico”’ che era stato ufficialmente soprannominato dalla stampa come "The Torso Killer"’ colpito di nuovo. Questa volta, ha strangolato e sgozzato la venticinquenne Jean Reyner, una madre single che aveva lavorato come squillo per finanziare una battaglia per l'affidamento.

    La scena del crimine era particolarmente raccapricciante. 'Era praticamente la camera d'albergo dell'inferno,’ ha detto il detective Malcolm Reiman nel documentario. L'assassino le aveva reciso i seni e li aveva messi sulla testiera del letto, "per il valore shock",’ recalled Vernon Geberth, former Commanding Officer of Bronx Homicide.

    Like before, the murderous butcher had set the room on fire, which immediately tipped off authorities that they had a serial killer on their hands. ‘When you’re looking for a killer in 1970s Times Square, you’re looking for a needle in a haystack,’ said Geberth.

    Their monster would end up being 33-year-old Richard Cottingham, a married milquetoast father of three from Lodi, New Jersey, who worked as a computer operator for BlueCross BlueShield in Manhattan. He later admitted that his psychopathic hobby for hunting sex workers in Times Square ‘as a game.

    By all accounts, he was ‘an average guy who drove an average car and lived in an average houseexplained reporter Rod Leith in the series.

    Nobody at the time suspected that Cottingham’s killing spree had began over a decade earlier with the murder of Nancy Vogel in 1967 and five New Jersey high school girls in 1968 and ’69.

    New York City was gripped with fear after the Travel Inn Motor Hotel murders went unsolved. Cottingham was eventually arrested in May 1980 after committing a string of grisly murders across Manhattan and New Jersey, with the same hallmark traits

    New York City was gripped with fear after the Travel Inn Motor Hotel murders went unsolved. Cottingham was eventually arrested in May 1980 after committing a string of grisly murders across Manhattan and New Jersey, with the same hallmark traits

    Cottingham evaded law enforcement by deliberately preying on marginalized sex workers during a time when crime-ridden New York City was dubbed 'Fear City.' The sexual predator prowled Times Square for his victims which was considered a deviant playground for pornography, prostitution and crooks

    Cottingham evaded law enforcement by deliberately preying on marginalized sex workers during a time when crime-ridden New York City was dubbed ‘Fear City.The sexual predator prowled Times Square for his victims which was considered a deviant playground for pornography, prostitution and crooks

    The documentary paints a terrifying portrait of a city overrun with crime, which allowed Cottingham to flourish and evade law enforcement. A famous pamphlet made by NYPD during the 1970s advised tourists to ‘stay off the streets after 6pm,’ ‘do not walk,’ and ‘never ride the subway for any reason whatsoever'

    The documentary paints a terrifying portrait of a city overrun with crime, which allowed Cottingham to flourish and evade law enforcement. A famous pamphlet made by NYPD during the 1970s advised tourists to ‘stay off the streets after 6pm,’ ‘do not walk,’ and ‘never ride the subway for any reason whatsoever

    Cops apprehended Richard Cottingham on May 22, 1980 in a New Jersey Quality Inn after staff alerted police of screams coming from a room. It was the same motel that a maid had discovered the mutilated body of Valerie Street just two weeks earlier, and the body of Maryann Car in 1977. Cottingham had been in the process of torturing his latest victim, 19-year-old Leslie Ann O'Dell, who survived the attack and testified against him during his trial

    Cops apprehended Richard Cottingham on May 22, 1980 in a New Jersey Quality Inn after staff alerted police of screams coming from a room. It was the same motel that a maid had discovered the mutilated body of Valerie Street just two weeks earlier, and the body of Maryann Car in 1977. Cottingham had been in the process of torturing his latest victim, 19-year-old Leslie Ann O’Dell, who survived the attack and testified against him during his trial

    One week before Jean Reyner’s body was discovered at a Manhattan hotel, a maid at the Quality Inn in New Jersey found the naked corpse of Valerie Ann Street under the bed, with her hands tightly handcuffed behind her back. She had recently been arrested in Miami for prostitution and was last seen getting picked up by a John in New York City on May 5, 1980.

    Valerie Street’s body was covered in bite marks and brutally beaten in a chillingly similar manner to the murder of 26-year-old Maryann Carr, that had occurred in the same motel three years earlier.

    Despite obvious similarities, ‘no one in New Jersey connected them to the Times Square killer,’ explained former NYPD detective Malcolm Reiman in the doc. Criminal profiling was still in its infancy and it was before CCTV footage was commonplace and the use of computers helped detectives share information across states.

    Cottingham slipped the noose of law enforcement by deliberately preying on marginalized sex workers during a time when crime-ridden New York City descended into lawlessness.

    It was the era when the Big Apple was nicknamed ‘Fear Cityand Times Square was a deviant drain of illicit thrills, pornography, prostitution and crooksproviding the sexual predator with the perfect hunting ground.

    The body of 25-year-old Jean Reyner, a single mother who was turning tricks to finance a child custody battle, was found violently murdered on May 15, 1980 in a midtown hotel. La scena del crimine era particolarmente raccapricciante, Cottingham severed her breasts and placed them on the headboard before torching the room. Cops eventually tied him to the crime when they found Reyner's necklace among his 'trophies.' It was the same necklace that had been pictured on Reyner in a previous arrest photo for prostitution

    The body of 25-year-old Jean Reyner, a single mother who was turning tricks to finance a child custody battle, was found violently murdered on May 15, 1980 in a midtown hotel. La scena del crimine era particolarmente raccapricciante, Cottingham severed her breasts and placed them on the headboard before torching the room. Cops eventually tied him to the crime when they found Reyner’s necklace among his ‘trophies.It was the same necklace that had been pictured on Reyner in a previous arrest photo for prostitution

    Nel 2010, while serving multiple life sentences, Cottingham pleaded guilty in the 1967 murder of Nancy Vogel, 29. It is believed that she was his first victim

    Nel 2010, while serving multiple life sentences, Cottingham pleaded guilty in the 1967 murder of Nancy Vogel, 29. It is believed that she was his first victim

    Nel 2021, Cottingham admitted to killing 17-year-old Mary Ann Pryor (sopra) and 16-year-old Lorraine Marie Kelly in a New Jersey motel room in August 1974

    Lorraine Marie Kelly, 16

    Nel 2021 Cottingham confessed and pleaded guilty to the double kidnapping and murders of Lorraine Marie Kelly, 16 and Mary Ann Pryor, 17 nel 1974. They were raped and drowned in the bathtub of a New Jersey motel

    Nel 2020, Cottingham admitted to murdering 13-year-old Jackie Harp (sopra) in 1968, and Denise Falasca, 15 and Irene Blase, 18 nel 1969. All three teenage girls were strangled to death and did not work in the sex industry

    Denise Falasca, 15

    Irene Blase, 18

    Nel 2020, Cottingham admitted to murdering 13-year-old Jackie Harp (sinistra) nel 1968, and 15-year-old Denise Falasca (giusto) nel 1969. Both girls were strangled to death

    Cops had a lucky break in the case almost six months after the two headless torsos were first found in Times Square. A Maggio 22, 1980, Cottingham picked up Leslie Ann O’Dell in Midtown Manhattan and dragged her back to the same New Jersey motel where he mutilated his last victim just 18 giorni prima.

    At knife point, he proceeded to torture, beat and sexually assault the 19-year-old runaway for hours, (nearly biting off one of her nipples) until a maid heard her muffled screams. When hotel staff investigated further, Leslie Ann O’Dell cracked open the door and quietly signaled for help.

    The police apprehended Richard Cottingham while trying to flee. In his possession were handcuffs, a leather gag, two slave collars, a switchblade, replica pistols and a stockpile of sedatives.

    Dopo il suo arresto, NYPD drew comparisons to the numerous unsolved sexual assault cases with similar hallmarks to the New Jersey crimes. They executed a search warrant on Cottingham’s family home where they found a secret, locked ‘trophy roomthat stashed souvenirs of his evil deeds. Among S&M books and pornographic artwork were Maryann Carr’s apartment key and jewelry that belonged to his other victims.

    Richard Cottingham was convicted of five murders and numerous counts of kidnapping and sexual assault using evidence found in his ‘trophy roomcombined with a matching fingerprint left on handcuffs used in the murder of Valerie Street. È stato condannato a 173 per 197 anni, which he is currently serving in Trenton’s New Jersey State Prison.

    ‘It was a game to me. It was mainly psychological. I was able to get almost any woman to do whatever I wanted them to do, psychologically,’ said the sinister 75-year-old in a recent jailhouse interview with journalist Nadia Fezzani. ‘It’s God-like, quasi. You’re in complete control of somebody’s destiny.

    Over four trials in the early 1980s, three in Jersey and one in New York, Richard Cottingham was convicted of five murders. That included the 1977 slaying of a married 27-year-old nurse whose body was found dumped by a chain-link fence in the parking lot of the same Quality Inn where he’d committed other atrocities three years later. She had been cut about the chest and legs, beaten with a blunt instrument, and covered in bites and bruises

    Over four trials in the early 1980s, three in Jersey and one in New York, Richard Cottingham was convicted of five murders. That included the 1977 slaying of a married 27-year-old nurse whose body was found dumped by a chain-link fence in the parking lot of the same Quality Inn where he’d committed other atrocities three years later. She had been cut about the chest and legs, beaten with a blunt instrument, and covered in bites and bruises

    A picture taken of the New Jersey Courts virtual hearing in April 2021, when Richard Cottingham pleaded guilty to two 1974 omicidi, finally closing the cold case deaths of teenage friends who had left home for a trip to the mall and never returned

    A picture taken of the New Jersey Courts virtual hearing in April 2021, when Richard Cottingham pleaded guilty to two 1974 omicidi, finally closing the cold case deaths of teenage friends who had left home for a trip to the mall and never returned

    Nel 2010, Cottingham pleaded guilty to il 1967 murder of Nancy Vogel. He also confessed under immunity to the 1968 e 1969 homicides of New Jersey teenagers Jackie Harp, Irene Blase, and Denise Falasca.

    Più recentemente, in Aprile 2021, Cottingham confessed and pleaded guilty to the double kidnapping and murders of Lorraine Marie Kelly, 16 and Mary Ann Pryor, 17 nel 1974. He admitted that he brought the two girls to a motel room where he tied them up, raped them, then drowned them in bathtub.

    È stato ufficialmente accusato di 11 murders but according to Cottingham himself, has committed as many as 105 total slayings over the course of his homicidal career – 80 of which he described as ‘perfect murders.

    Directed by serial killer-aficionado Joe Berlinger, the Netflix series features interviews with former detectives, poliziotti, sex workers. Dominick Volpe, a former colleague at BlueCross BlueShield, testifies to Cottingham’s perverse sexual tendencies.

    The doc also spotlights a conversation with Jennifer Weiss, Deedah Goodarzi’s biological daughter, who made headlines last year when she struck up an unlikely friendship with her mother’s killer while he served his prison sentence.

    In a strange turn of events, Deedah Goodarzi's biological daughter, Jennifer Weiss has forged an unlikely friendship with the man who strangled and beheaded her mother in 1979. Goodarzi gave up her daughter for adoption when she was less than two weeks old, it wasn't until Weiss tried to reconnect with her biological mother in 2002 that she discovered the disturbing truth of her violent demise

    In a strange turn of events, Deedah Goodarzi’s biological daughter, Jennifer Weiss has forged an unlikely friendship with the man who strangled and beheaded her mother in 1979. Goodarzi gave up her daughter for adoption when she was less than two weeks old, it wasn’t until Weiss tried to reconnect with her biological mother in 2002 that she discovered the disturbing truth of her violent demise

    'All of the women that Richard killed left this world in a horrific way,' said Jennifer Weiss in the doc. 'So I maintain a relationship with Richard now because I want the names of the unidentified victims he took. Lives that never came to fruition. I think we need to remember them because they deserve justice'

    ‘All of the women that Richard killed left this world in a horrific way,’ said Jennifer Weiss in the doc. ‘So I maintain a relationship with Richard now because I want the names of the unidentified victims he took. Lives that never came to fruition. I think we need to remember them because they deserve justice

    Weiss was given up for adoption when she was less than two weeks old. It wasn’t until she endeavored to reconnect with her biological mother in 2002, that she discovered the disturbing truth of her violent demise through old newspaper clippings. Looking for more answers, she reached out to Richard Cottingham in prison and has visited him over 30 volte.

    ‘All of the women that Richard killed left this world in a horrific way,’ she said in the doc. ‘It always weighs heavily over me.

    ‘So I maintain a relationship with Richard now because I want the names of the unidentified victims he took. Lives that never came to fruition. I think we need to remember them because they deserve justice.

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