Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory [as featured on NBC and in CRIME MAGAZINE]
The police are calling them accidents. They say young men are simply drinking too much and meeting a tragic end in icy lakes and rivers. But, with sinister graffiti frequently found near where the victims died, the public thinks something else has been going on in America's northland since 1997. They're calling the sudden disappearances of hundreds of college-age men mysterious. They're calling the drownings murder.
THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN: a true crime investigation into the 'Smiley Face' serial killings.
"The first thing that jumped out at me was the victimological profile...the standard deviation is only 0.4 on their weight and height." -- Dr. Lee Gilbertson, gang specialist and Criminal Justice professor
"The statistics are so stacked against this number of young men found in bodies of water in that cluster of states within that period of time." -- Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist
"The probability is virtually zero that five intoxicated students just happened to walk similar or even different routes and end up on the riverbank." -- Dr. Maurice Godwin, criminal investigative psychologist
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