Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Patrick W. Kearney: The Trash Bag Murderers

The Status

Patrick Kearney is today living out his life sentences in California. He writes essays and has had a few of them published.

David Hill played himself in an episode of "History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders" for the History Channel in 2001.

The Trash Bag Murders are considered among the most heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Patrick Kearney's swath of death ranks him with the likes of Jerry Brudos, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.

According to Los Angeles Homicide Sergeant Al Sett, "If he hadn't gotten sloppy, consciously or unconsciously, he'd probably still be doing it today."

Patrick Kearney
Patrick Kearney


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