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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Santa Strangler

The Santa Strangler, Adolph Laudenberg is a convicted murderer. In 2006 he was found guilty of the murder of Lois Petrie based largely on DNA evidence collected from a plastic foam coffee cup 30 years after she was found dead.

In 2008 the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction, ruling that the coffee cup was admissible evidence. Laudenberg had no expectation of privacy because he had left the coffee cup on a table in a coffee shop.

After 30 years, Adolph confessed to both daughter-in-laws, that he had killed 4 women in the 70's by strangling them. Together they turned to the cold case detectives for help. 
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With DNA saved for the first murder, Adolph is locked away for life.


Anonymous said...

my name is ralph david pickard, lois guinadeen petrie was my mother, I was her only child, my dads name was herery ralph pickard, she had sisters, named jean novenski,

Unknown said...

I knew afolph when he had stayed in Lexington KY on Perry Street at his sisters he was a weird old man made walking canes a young girl in the mid 90s also was killed when Adolph was around she was a deaf little girl last name was michone that's all I remember you could tell something wasn't right with the old man he stayed in a camper for two summers he would stay three months leave Lexington and come back next summer making canes giving them away he has red suspenders and long ear ring someone should see if that little girl had dna on her from her killer I think she was found at pyramid park in Lexington KY on Manchester street one street away from where Adolph was staying I never new this about Adolph until today it's 2018 January 6th I was just told about him being a killer