Confessions of the Boston Strangler

Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, 13 women were victims of what was thought to be a serial killer in Boston, Massachusetts. All victims were brutally murdered in their own apartments leaving the entire city frozen with fear.

This two-hour documentary special for Investigation Discovery sends viewers back to a time when no woman in Boston felt safe. The city finally felt a sigh of relief when, in a recorded confession, Albert DeSalvo admitted to his savage rampage and the first known serial killer in America was put behind bars. But decades later, compelling DNA analysis revealed that DeSalvo may not in fact have committed the crimes.

Told through compelling interviews and archive footage, the documentary, airing as part of the ID FILMS strand, featured excerpts of DeSalvo’s actual confession than on any other television program event.