Gary was born February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah shortly after he and his family moved to Seattle where he was raised. His parents, Thomas Newton Ridgway and Mary Rita Ridgway, stayed in a rented room near a local high school, according to a recent report in The Salt Lake Tribune and close to the Seattle Pacific Highway in where he would eventually start picking up the women. His Father was a bus driver for the city and his mother was a sales woman for J.C Penny in Renton. “Also one of Ridgway 's girlfriends said he was close to his mother but could never please her. Mary Ridgway "wore the pants in the family," according to a statement in court documents from Marcia Winslow, Ridgway 's second wife. Bruce Revard, who lived by the Ridgway family in the 1960s stated that Ridgway had no problems with girls in school. Allan Sample, who attended Highline Community College with Greg Ridgway, remembers Gary as a ladies '...
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... in the beginning then dropped as one then years later, returning to be the Green River killer convicted of the 48 murders. Also something else that is measured before the act is committed is the target availability and of course during this time in Seattle was ruff. From what Battistoni says “‘the most rampant juvenile prostitution in the country,’ during the 80s according to the National Association for Missing and Exploited Children” also according to the Seattle Police department “reported more than 2,000 prostitution arrests in a single year, an all-time record” which shows the availability of the girls. From the begging to the end of the Green River Killers spree, which strung over decades, he had plenty of girls that were desperate but the key factor in which no one would be looking for them for a while (Battistoni). So from this high era of prostitution, made
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