Subscribe to my new channel - www.youtube.com/crimevaultchannel nnFaryion Edward Wardrip (born March 6, 1959) is an American rapist and serial killer wh...
Subscribe to my new channel - www.youtube.com/crimevaultchannel nnFaryion Edward Wardrip (born March 6, 1959) is an American rapist and serial killer who assaulted and murdered a total of five women.
Four of the women were killed in Wichita Falls, Texas and the surrounding counties.
One woman was murdered in Fort Worth, Texas approximately a two-hour drive southwest of Wichita Falls.
The killing spree began at the end of 1984 and lasted until the middle of 1986.
All of Wardrip's female victims were between the ages of twenty and twenty-five, White, weighed less than 120 lbs.
and were under five and a half feet tall.nnWith the killings occurring across multiple jurisdictions, officials from three law enforcement agencies - the Wichita Falls Police Department, the Wichita County Sheriff's Department and the Archer County Sheriff's Department - initially led isolated murder investigations.
These investigations were for three of the murders that occurred within a five-mile radius of each other.
This separation led to multiple news agencies reporting that the isolated investigations led to the delay in the capture of Wardrip.nWithin 72 hours of the May 6, 1986 murder of Tina Kimbrew, Wardrip called authorities and confessed to her murder.
The 21-year-old waitress had apparently been severely beaten and had died of strangulation.
For this murder he was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
His prison disciplinary records showed that he was disciplined while incarcerated for creating a disturbance and fighting without a weapon. After serving less than one-third of his sentence he was released from prison, and placed on parole in December 1997.
Wardrip's parole required him to wear an ankle monitor allowing authorities to constantly track his location; he was restricted to movements for work, home and church.nnIn 1999, the Wichita County District Attorney's Office re-opened the murder cases of the victims that occurred in their jurisdiction.
DNA evidence found at the scene of two murders were linked to the same killer.
Due to Wardrip's murder of Tina Kimbrew occurring in 1986, the lead detective became suspicious that Wardrip may have been the assailant of the unsolved murder cases.
With Wardrip being out on parole and the absence, at the time, of the American national database of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profiles for violent offenders, authorities immediately launched surveillance of Wardrip.
This is when the lead detective was able to use a successful tactic and gathered his DNA.
Once the department had his DNA they were able to match it to the DNA of two victims.
He later confessed to the murders of the third and fourth victims.
In 1999, at 40-years-old, Wardrip was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the first murder, and three life terms for the other three killings.
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