The Spokane Murders

Death after death, even a survivor, produced few clues in the hunt for a predator of prostitutes until hard detective work led to a 1977 Corvette

Lynn Everson's "bad-trick list" has an inventory of 143 johns. "Red Toyota pickup--white male. gun, bat. Says he's cop, is not...Yellow Chrysler 4-door--white male, hand saw...Green Pickup with tinted windows--young white male, strangled woman till she passed out...Blue Honda, 2-door--white male, rapist, Eastern bloc accent..." The Spokane health worker, affectionately nicknamed "Mother Rubber," hands out condoms, cookies and clean needles from a Winnebago parked on East Sprague Street. Hookers too need someone to watch over them--especially when so many were winding up murdered.

Along East Sprague, where the clamor of freight trains punctuates the night and the Rainbow Tavern advertises "cold...

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