SUSPECT: Christopher Bernard Wilder

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    A Killer's Rampage

    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/wilder/5.html

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    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Wilder"]Christopher Wilder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Christopher Wilder


    Background information

    Birth name:
    Christopher Bernard Wilder

    Also known as:
    The Beauty Queen Killer

    Born:
    13 March 1945
    Sydney, Australia

    Died:
    13 April 1984 (aged 39)
    Colebrook, New Hampshire, USA

    Cause of death:
    Suicide (though could be seen as an accidental gunshot death)

    Killings

    Number of victims:
    8 confirmed, possibly more

    Span of killings:
    February–April 1984

    Country:
    United States

    State(s):
    Florida, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, New York, Utah

    Christopher Bernard Wilder (13 March 1945 – 13 April 1984) was a serial killer who abducted and raped at least ten women and killed at least eight of them during a spree across the United States in early 1984. His rampage began in Florida and continued across the country through Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, California and New York before he committed suicide during a struggle with police in New Hampshire on April 13.[1] He is also believed to have raped girls aged 10 and 12 in Florida during 1983. For many years since his death, Wilder has also been considered the prime suspect in the unsolved Wanda Beach murder of two teenage girls in Sydney, Australia in 1965.[2]
     
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    http://the-immoralist.livejournal.com/312862.html
     
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    Christopher Wilder tortured, cut, stabbed, strangled, beat, shot, and shocked his vicitms. He was a race car driver. Lived in Fla. Killed in Sydney Australia , Fla, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, California,and New York.

    He probably had murdered many more girls and women before going on his final killing spree. He had been convicted of raping girls and given probation.

    He probably traveled a lot racing and with his businesses. He posed as a photographer to lure girls into non existent modeling jobs. He followed beauty pageants and abducted girls and raped them.
     
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    Snarky247 Always wanted to be Nancy Drew

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    Suzanne Logan was a friend of mine in high school - she was one of the sweetest girls I knew. Every time I think of how terrified she must have been, it makes me sorry Wilder took the coward's way out. I would have preferred a long & painful life at the hands of other prison inmates for him.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree, he took the easy way out and like you I would much rather he lived to pay for his crimes. Knowing the monster he was it is hard to imagine the fear, pain, and torture he put these girls through.

    I feel there are more victims that we may never know about and neither will their families.

    Thank you for sharing with us.
     
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    http://www.chronicle-express.com/news/police_and_fire/x342383242/-Nothing-ever-happens-here
     
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    Claudette Oh, hello

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    Where was he in March 1975? The two pretty blond Lyon sisters (10 and 13) disappeared from a mall. Other Wilder victims disappeared from malls and other very public places. The sisters were approached by a man with a microphone, acting like he was interviewing them. IMO this fits his MO, I think it's possible he used more than one "face" to make people feel at ease. Wilder is thought to have killed two young girls in Australia. Somehow he was able to control the two of them, something that is discussed over in the Lyon sisters' form - how does one man control two girls?
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I want to know where he was in March of 1975 too... the Lyon sisters.
    Also, where was he in May of 1977?

    Why is Utah listed if he didn't kill anyone in Utah?
    Just because he had to pass through going to and from California?
    Or can they verify he was in Utah?
     
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    I've never read anything that indicates Wilder was in the Maryland or D.C. area in 1975. During the late 1970's, he was a successful electrical contractor in Florida. Prior to his spree in the spring of 1984, the crimes he is known to have committed occurred in Florida, and one in Australia.

    Utah is listed because that's where he killed Sheryl Bonaventura.

    http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20087690,00.html

    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/wilder/10.html

    JMO, but I don't think the MO in the Lyons case fits Wilder. Wilder was an avid photographer, and he used his camera as a prop to entice women with the promise of a modeling career. The man seen with the Lyons girls used a microphone and tape recorder. He was also much older than Wilder who would have been 30 years-old at the time.
     
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    Hi,
    My name is shane kurz sia. I met Wilder in Lockport, ny in summer of 1983. My girlfriend and i had decided to put on a yard sale at my house which was in town proper. A lot of people were having yard sales on our street and in town-so it looked like a good time. Wilder pulled up in his car, got out and casually walked up to us and started chatting. He gave us almost immediately his business card-that said he was a professional photographer-did modeling portfolios for aspiring models. He was very nice, charming and even went back to his car to get his album of models(woen) he said he'd done. I recognized Elizabeth Kenyon-and he told us who she was. He said he was her friend and a friend of the family and had gone to the Kenyon's Store to visit that day-the store was just a block away from me. Everyone in town knew the Kenyon family-really nice family-they had a summer home in Lockport. Anyway-in 1983 of course, Wilder was not "known' to the average person and even the kenyon family liked and trusted him. We declined his offer to do a portfolio for us, and he was cool about that. he seemed to be interested in a nearby yard sale that was selling cameras-and went on his way. it was about 10 months later he went on his killing spre. Imagine our shocj when it hit the news and we saw who we had talked to(for about 20 min.!), and how we had escaped being a potential possible victim of his!
    On April 28th, 2014, we had breaking news here in WNY about the ID of a girl's body that had been found in Oct. 1983. They figure she had been dead since July 1983. Found her in a wildlife preserve not far from where i live now. For 31 years she went as a Jane Doe-now DNA database id'd her a sShari Lynne Ball of West Palm Beach, Florida-who'd disappeared with a man in Boynton beach Florida in 1983-who was taking her to NY for a modeling job! I immediately suspected Christopher Wilder! It all fir his MO!
    Now, fast forward. I contacted NYS Police in batavia, ny who are handling this cold case of Shari Lynne Ball-and they interviewed me and my friend about our encounter with Christopher Wilder in summer of 1983. Sadly, we could not give the detective an exact date we aw him at our yard sale but think it was definitely in the summer.
    Now, we are working hard to conect Wilder to Shari Lynne Ball and her leaving Florida-and his leaving Florida, at the same time! Tough though, 31 years have passed and anyone alive who may have seen the two together on their way up to wny-are no longer around and some not alive!
    Eliabeth Kenyon's body was never found. I've read about Wilder putting a lot of his victims in canals/water reas-where they would decompose quicker-likely. Wilder lived near a canal at his home in Boynton beach. Fl. Likely, he put many, including Elizabeth Kenyon's body-in that canal area. Police did find bones in and around his property-but none id'd as Kenyon.
    So sad. Anyway-i'm trying my best to help State Police just do one thing: Connect Wilder with Shari Lynne Ball.! So close but so far away!
    I have a Facebook page: Who killed Shari Lynne Ball. My hopes are the many women out there like me who met Wilder and had narrow escapes and close calls like i did-may be of help. Can place him in a certain area around the time of Shari Lynne Ball's disappearance.
    Thanks for listening-and visit my FB page!
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Sunday Night

    Wanda beach murders: Hans Schmidt breaks silence over his heartache

    Marianne had been mutilated by up to 30 stab wounds and her throat cut so savagely, she’d nearly been decapitated. What sort of monster could do that to a schoolgirl? Then we visited the scene of the killing. What struck me was how the sandhills muffled sounds. It was so silent. No-one would have heard their screams, I realised.
     
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    i feel so sad for this family. !! Wilder murdered these girls and got away with it. was interviewed here by Duncan Nab-an Austrailan retired police detective and PI, about my meeting Wilder in July 1983. This monster got away with many murders of girls here in USA, and Austrailia..many girls he was known to have last been seen with-have never been found.
    SO many grieving family's here and USA-because of this monster.
    I've been interviewed by cold case detectives here, a Buffalo,NY news reporter and a radio news investiagtor reporter on Wilder. Unfortunately-this killer took the cowards way out--suicide by cop in NH., and victims will never have justice.!
     
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