Mark Fuhrman, former cop, now journalist recounts the search for a serial killer in his region- Inland Northwest. He tells the story from his point of view- he has a radio show in Spokane, and this case was a regular topic.
The Serial Killer Task force was oddly secretive. It is widely believed that the more information released to the public, the more likely useful clues will come in. Spokane didn't work that way.
Spokane authorities did manage to catch the killer (a mild-mannered family man) but Fuhrman is very critical of them. He shows how they had the information to catch this guy 9 murders before they finally did.
Pretty interesting case, but disappointingly, has no photos...not even of the killer.
Interesting account of the long meandering search for the Spokane serial killer. Fuhrman mades a good case against the Spokane PD for their delays in following up clues to not connecting the dots on all the clues they actually had. Looks like they well could have solved the case several years earlier.
Beginning in August 1997,the bodies of ten women,all drug addicts and prostitutes working Spokane's red light district,were discovered. The police would not even consider the idea of a "serial killer". Because all these women came from the wrong side of town the respectable citizens of Spokane didn't seem to care that a brutal psychopath lived among them.
I couldn't finish this. Fuhrman is a failure as an author. What I did read was repetitive (we all know that prostitutes live a high risk lifestyle; I don't believe I need to read about it over and over in one book) and self serving (was it necessary for Fuhrman to mention the Simpson case and his role in it?).
I enjoy reading true crime, not boastful, terribly written journalism.
The indefatigable Mark Fuhrman recounts the bumbling police investigation that (eventually) led to the capture of Spokane serial killer Robert Yates, who murdered at least 13 women