The Sex Killer Next Door
To the people of Olney, Texas, 39-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen—a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the chilling truth about the man they thought they knew.
His Brutal Rape-Murder Spree
In January, 1999, investigators reviewing the files of three unsolved murders dating back 15 years came across information linking Wardrip to the attractive young female victims—Terry Sims, 20, who had been bound, raped and stabbed to death;Toni Gibbs, 23, who was found slashed and sexually assaulted in a deserted bus shell;and Ellen Blau, 21, who disappeared after working a night shift, her badly decomposed body found a month later.
The Mounting Body Count
Smart police work snared a sample of Wardrip's DNA, matching it with semen found in the Sims case. Wardrip confessed to the three murders, and one more—the...