Ever since STANDREID started a thread a while back about the Boston Strangler, I've thought there needed to be one about the Columbus, Georgia "Stocking Strangler" (as with many of the Boston cases, victims were older/elderly women) -- but I was a little uncertain where to place it, whether in Serial Killers or Cold Cases -- because, also much as in the Boston cases, there seems to be a lot of confusion about whether one killer committed all the murders in the late 1970s, there is DNA stuff going on that is very confusing, etc. I just saw a fairly recent (about a year ago) MSM item about Carlton Gary, who was convicted of some of the murders, so I thought I would post that link, and then follow with a link to more of an "overview". To me, it's a complicated and perplexing case, and I am not truly sure what the status is with Gary as of today -- I hope some of you who post regularly in this section will help fill in some of the gaps. http://www.wtvm.com/story/18986237/man-convicted-of-murder-sexual-assault-seeks-another-trial http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/carlton_gary/1.html (The quote above is from the final chapter of the account that begins at this link.) On a more personal note, I remember when these murders were happening, because I had an aunt living in Columbus at that time; I believe some of the murders happened in her neighborhood, and, also, she was a teacher and I believe some of the murdered women were in (or retired from) the education field.