~Gary Heidnik~

By Alannah Dawley ~ 3rd Block ~ Law Enforcement

~Biographical Information~

  • Born - Ohio in 1994
  • Died - Lethal Injection in 1997

~Parents / Siblings~

  • Father - Michael
  • Mother - Ellen
  • Brother - Terry

~Education~

  • Dropped out of ninth grade public school
  • Staunton Military Academy
  • Medic in the Army

~Childhood / Early Life~

  • Father beat him as a child
  • Diagnosed as schizophrenic
  • Was hospitalized two dozen times

~Significant Event~

  • December 26, 1986
  • A hijacked airplane explodes and kills 62 people

~Details of the Crime~

  • Kidnapped women
  • Kept them in his basement
  • Fed victims a mixture of dog food and ground up human flesh
  • Beaten, raped, and tortured in front of each other
  • 4 foot pit used for isolation punishment

~Evidence~

  • Josephina Rivera escaped on March 24, 1987
  • Found body parts in the freezer
  • Found body parts in the backyard
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~Josephina Rivera~

  • Prostitute
  • Heidnik's first and favorite victim

~Sandra Lindsley~

  • Mentally disabled
  • Died from numerous reasons

~Agnes Adams~

  • 24 Years Old
  • Had sex with Heidnik prior to her capture

~Lisa Thomas~

  • First victim that told police Heidnik would force them to have sex with each other or they would be punished

~Jacquelyn Askins~

  • Heidnik's fifth victim
  • 18 Years Old

~Deborah Dudley~

  • Was electrocuted
  • Her body was dumped in New Jersey

~Trial~

  • Sentenced to death in June 1999
  • Anti Death Penalty group claimed killing him was immoral

Works Cited

  • articles.philly.com/1987-04-03/news/26195248_1_Gary-Heidnik-black-men-black-life