Who was the Boston Strangler?

They called him "America's first serial killer of the modern era," but the case of the Boston Strangler is full of contradictions.

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  • Portraits of eight of the Boston Strangler victims

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  • Confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo (center) is led from a press conference at the Lynn police station after his capture in a West Lynn uniform store.

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  • Albert DeSalvo’s room at the mental hospital section of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution

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  • Newsmen and photographers gather in front of the entrance to the apartment where Mary Sullivan, who was found strangled to death.