On the surface, Gary Ridgway was just another average guy. He was a devoted husband, a hardworking employee, and a regular churchgoer. Ridgeway was also the second-most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States.
Gary Ridgeway was not a normal child. An abusive mother and a submissive father bred a rage in Gary that plagued him into adolescence and adulthood.
Ridgway committed his first acts of violence in adolescence.—stalking girls as they walked home from school and stabbing a boy “just to see what it felt like."
Follow Gary Ridgeway through his abusive second marriage, a brief period of fanatical churchgoing, and the first phase of his life as the Green River Killer.
When the police discover five bodies in and around the Green River, Detective Dave Reichert realizes that he is dealing with a serial killer.
As the death toll rises, the Green River Killer task force accepts help from some unlikely sources: a local taxi driver, and the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy.
After evading the police for years, Ridgway makes one crucial mistake. He tries to solicit sex from an undercover police officer, who brings him in for questioning.