http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Jun-13-Tue-2006/news/7920651.html Best-selling author of book on serial killers kills himself Las Vegas attorney Jason Moss, who turned his obsession with serial killers into the best-selling book "The Last Victim," killed himself in his Henderson home last week, authorities said.... Friends were asking Monday if there was significance in Moss' decision to kill himself on 6/6/06, a date similar to 666, which is said to be the "Number of the Beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation. Moss studied devil worship as preparation for interviewing imprisoned serial killer Richard "Night Stalker" Ramirez, a Satanist. "It struck me that he did it on 6-6-6. I wonder if it was coincidence or if he planned to do it on that day for a reason," said counseling professor Jeffrey Kottler of California State University, Fullerton, Moss' co-author on "The Last Victim." "He's not particularly religious, but he got heavily into Satanic stuff while doing [his] book," Kottler said. In 1999, Moss landed on the New York Times' list of the nation's top-selling books with "The Last Victim," a graphic tell-all about his close encounters with infamous serial killers, including John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ramirez and Charles Manson. Moss used trickery to develop pen-pal relationships with the murderers, portraying himself in letters to them as a worshiper or a victim that fit each killer's fantasies, leaving false clues about his sexual preferences, Satanic devotions and vulnerabilities.The most intense relationship Moss forged was with Gacy, who killed 33 young men and boys, having sex with most of them before strangling and burying them in the crawl space of his Illinois home. The book describes Moss' visit to Gacy in prison only two months before the killer's 1994 execution, an encounter during which Moss claimed he was almost raped by the notorious "killer clown." Moss said in a 1999 interview with the Review-Journal that frequent nightmares of the two days he spent with Gacy began to fade only when he began telling people his story."The Last Victim's" lurid copy, including sexually explicit letters from Dahmer and Gacy, led to it selling by the truckload only days after its publication. The hardcover racked up 76,000 sales in its first 10 weeks of release.