Catching a New Breed of Killer

Two drifters confess to committing hundreds of "serial murders "

They met on a rescue mission soup line in Jacksonville in 1976 and hit it off immediately. But Drifters Henry Lee Lucas, 47, and Ottis Elwood Toole, 36, were drawn together by more than mere loneliness or poverty. According to Lucas, they roamed from coast to coast on a seven-year spree of rape, mutilation and murder that is unequaled in American police records. The two convicts have allegedly confessed to committing, separately and together, hundreds of murders. Though their claims may ultimately prove to be exaggerated, law-enforcement officials say that one or...

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