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Episode 49 - Feral: The Dark Strangler

The Dark Strangler prowled the streets of Jazz Age San Francisco. His murder spree spanned nine states, two countries, and three years, resulting in the murder of anywhere from 22 to 31 women and children. This is the story of America’s most prolific–and forgotten–serial killer, Earl Leonard Nelson.

Episode 49 - Feral: The Dark Strangler is available now on Spotify, Apple & all major platforms.







Esau, Alvin. The Gorilla Man Strangler Case (Altona: Friesen Press, 2022).

And "Murders." Alvin A. J. Esau.

Gribben, Mark. "Earle Leonard Nelson: The Dark Strangler." Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods.

Schechter, Harold. Bestial: The Savage Trail of a True American Monster (New York: Pocket Star Books, 1998) and 

And Ripped from the Headlines (New York: Little A, 2020).

Music: Credits to David Fesilyan 

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