Sign in. Maura Tierney , the versatile star from " The Affair ," has never been afraid to find the comedy and drama in her work. Watch now. Title: The Boston Strangler Video A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.
By Helen Pow. Yesterday, authorities announced that incredible advancements in DNA testing technology had allowed them to prove with DeSalvo confessed to the slayings, which occurred between and , but was never prosecuted so the unimaginable crimes went unsolved for 49 years. The string of murders - and the fact a killer was never caught - sparked intense terror in the women of Boston. These fascinating images, some of which were never published in LIFE, show young ladies sleeping with makeshift weapons to protect themselves, chaining their doors and barricading alley ways to keep out intruders.
Life.com release eerie photos of how the Boston Strangler sparked fear in city's women
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A man named Albert DeSalvo eventually confessed to the crimes, ending a lengthy period of terror and speculation though DNA evidence that has surfaced in more recent years has complicated the matter, suggesting that more than one person may have been involved. We live for stories about serial killers… the kinkier and more deranged, the better. You want sex and murder? The Boston Strangler is here to give you what you want. The first hour or so is more or less a collection of stylishly-staged murder scenes and narrative red herrings.