Below is a short 8:00 minute video with Judith Ridgeway. You might know her better as the wife of “The Green River Killer.” I couldn’t imagine how she felt when the news came out about her husband. I’m not sure how I would react. I give her credit for being able to hold it together. I think when it comes to serial killers, people forget about the families. In my opinion, they are victims as well.
If you’d like to hear more about her times with Gary Ridgeway you might want to check out “Green River Serial Killer–Biography of an Unsuspecting Wife.” Here is a summary from Amazon.com:
Judith Ridgway had been neglected, misunderstood, and abused until she met the man of her dreams., Gary Ridgway, who has become known as The Green River Serial Killer by the rest of the world. For fourteen happy years, Judith shared her life with an attentive and kind husband, never suspecting there was a secret side to the man she loved until the storybook romance of her life turned into a terrifying nightmare. Gary Ridgway masterfully managed his two identities: one that included romantic vacations, bicycling, and raising Poodles with his wife, the other that included obsessions with a two-decade habit of soliciting prostitutes and young runaway girls near the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, strangling those who angered him. Subsequent to his arrest in 2001, Gary confessed to murdering 48 females, in a deal that spared his life. In addition, he alluded to his having killed many more too many to remember! Green River Serial Killer Biography of an Unsuspecting Wife examines America s most deadly serial killer through the loving eyes of his wife. Also included in this exclusive, authorized biography, are photographs from the Ridgway private albums, letters handwritten by Gary from prison, and the author s own professional analysis of his handwriting.