134. The East Coast Rapist

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the brutal attacks executed by the East Coast Rapist and how a billboard eventually led to his capture.




Case Sources:

Abcnews.go.com, “’East Coast Rapist’ Suspect Aaron Thomas Attempts Suicide,” by Dean Schabner and Kevin Dolak, March 6, 2011

Cbsnews.com, “First photos of ‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect Aaron Thomas,” by Edicio Martinez, March 14, 2011

Nbcnews.com, “East Coast Rapist suspect arrested in Conn.,” by the Associated Press, March 4, 2011

Wjla.com, “Aaron Thomas, East Coast Rapist, sentenced to three life terms in prison,” by Horace Holmes, March 1, 2013

Foxnews.com, “Authorities Credit Billboard Campaign in Capture of ‘East Coast Rapist’ Suspect,” by Fox News, date not provided

Washingtonpost.com, “After 13 years, police still hunting for the East Coast Rapist,” by Josh White and Maria Glod, march 16, 2010

Washingtonpost.com, “Aaron Thomas sentenced to life terms for 2001 East Coast Rapist attack in Loudoun,” by Josh White, March 15, 2013

Washingtonpost.com, “East Coast Rapist suspect acknowledges attacks in several states,” by Josh White, November 10, 2012

New Haven Register, nhregister.com, “Connecticut case agains East Coast rapist dropped,” by Randall Beach, April 5, 2013

Insidenova.com, “East Coast Rapist will spend his life in prison,” by Amanda Stewart, March 1, 2013

Police1.com, “Police: DNA confirms suspect is ‘East Coast Rapist,’” by John Christoffersen, March 5, 2011

Patch.com, “East Coast Rapist Pleads Guilty to Halloween Attacks,” by Mary Stachyra Lopez, November 30, 2102, updated December 1, 2012

Criminaldiscoursepodcast.com, “East Coast Rapist,” image of billboard, October 19, 2020


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