The first lonely hearts ads were published in 1695, just five years after the first newspapers were created. Almost from the very beginning, there have been criminals who have used these ads to prey on vulnerable people. Listen to three stories of different serial killers who found their victims through the lonely hearts ads.
Dexter Britain, The Tea Party
Rocco Granata, Lost Memories
Phillip Weigl, Not the Streets You Used to Walk
Kai Engel, Silence
Lee Rosevere, At the Edges of Sleep
Chris Zabriskie, Stories About the World That Was, Virtues Inherited, Vices Passed On