Friday, November 21, 2014
Serial Killers - Keith Hunter Jesperson (The Happy Face Killer)
Keith Hunter Jesperson is a Canadian serial killer known as the "Happy Face Killer" for the smiley face he drew on his many letters to the media and prosecutors, who embarked on a murderous spree in the United States during the early 1990s. Jesperson is known to have killed eight women over the course of five years. Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. Many of his victims were prostitutes and transients with no connection to him; however, his final victim was his long-time girlfriend. That connection is ultimately what led to his capture. While Jesperson has claimed to have killed as many as 160 people, only eight murders have been confirmed.