A good read for 'true crime' buffs. The fact that a 'loving husband and father' could be a cold-blooded killer as well is fascinating.
This is a good study in the effectiveness of cold-case crime solving.
This was a good book. I had heard about this case on the news so that is why I decided to read it. It is hard to believe that someone can appear normal after committing such horrendous crimes. His wife and family never suspected he was a murderer. The bogeyman does not look like a monster. In this case he looked like the guy next door.
True story of two murders, 5 years apart. The 1986 case went cold until the victims son saw a story of a recent murder (1991)that was identical to that of his mother. The authorities ignored him until DNA evidence began to convice them there was one monster who had committed both murders.
The author skips around so much it was difficult to stay interested. He starts out talking about how they obtained DNA to get the killer arrested then about one of the detectives.The story goes into one of the killer's assualts and then on to the family history of one of his murder victums. At times you would be reading and think what does this have to do with the case. The book is so disorganized and drawn out I can't help thinking I wish someone would write about this case and and leave out all the nonesense. The pictures are very dull as well. I wouldn't read another book by Tom Henderson.
Blood Justice is a true story of investigators who wouldn't give up until a murderer was brought to justice.
A sting operation yielded irrefutable DNA evidence, leading authorities to the home of a respected navy veteran Jeffrey Gorton. Gorton had been living a quiet life with his wife and two children, but his cold-blooded past was about to come to light leaving fears that there were more victims yet to be found in a killing spree that had finally come to an end.
In 1985, Margarette Eby, a 55-year old music professor, was found gagged, raped, and tortured-her throat slit with such rage that she was nearly decapitated at her cottage in Flint, Michigan. The case went cold-until six years later when the victim's son Mark came upon the story of Nancy Ludwig's slaying. With nothing to go on but intuition, he called authorities, certain that the same fiend committed both crimes.
In 1991, flight attendant Nancy Ludwig checked in to an airport hotel near Detroit. The next morning she was found in the same condition as Margarette Eby...gagged, raped, and tortured...with her throat slit to the point that she was nearly decapitated. Her husband Arthur never gave up hope that the future would bring enough evidence to close the case.