This week we talk about Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard Jr, aka The Kansas City Strangler. He murdered at least 13 girls and women in Kansas City, Missouri between 1977 and 1993.
We dig into our mailbag (5:00). Then we dive into the story starting with the stats (10:02), the setting (12:19), the Gilyard’s early life (26:06) and the timeline (30:13). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (44:28) followed by “Where are they now?”(49:04). We get into our Take Aways and what we think made the him snap (53:01).
As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (58:05) and of course some shout outs (1:00:46).
Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive y’all, it’s crazy out there!
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