December 12, 2017 update

I am writing this update because I just today found some idiotic thing that I needed to reply to.  In doing a cursory search for my common user name “mdricex,” I found a set of Topix comments that I did not even knew existed until today that was from 2013 and 2014.  These idiots were talking about me haha, I have no idea who they even are.  They were referencing some things about the Long Island Serial Killer case and website.  I stopped going to that website because, honestly, the damn crazy got too high to wade in.  These morons on topix were saying something about some troll that supposedly said something to me or about me that shut me down or shut me up or wtf ever that they said.  I honestly have no idea what or who they are talking about.  So, whatever it is that these fools think made such a monumental impression on me, I am just clueless.  They said also that I stopped writing on the LISK and everything else on this blog because of it.  Uhm.  No.  I stopped writing here because I had other projects to do.  I am, however, going to be revamping and touching up some things here and I will say exactly what I want to say and how I want to say it, none of those morons shut me up then and will not shut me up now.  I left the LISK site because of the craziness and too many people masquerading as other people, being threatened, and being accused MYSELF of being the LISK.  Not because I was intimidated or afraid, but because it was stupid.  It was just asinine.  So, too, is this nonsense on topix.  I didn’t stop writing on this blog because of anyone, and ESPECIALLY not because of some nameless idiot that I honestly do not even know who they are talking about who has never even had the balls to use their real name.  Move along, losers, and get a life.

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Disorganized Offenders

The work of a disorganized offender is usually pretty evident.  Disorganized offender crimes are usually very chaotic, unplanned, intense, and often have bizarre elements involved in them.  When I think of a disorganized offender I automatically think of Richard Trenton Chase.  Richard Trenton Chase (also referred to as the Vampire of Sacramento) was a textbook disorganized killer.  He was so disorganized, in fact, that he practically left a blood trail straight back to his apartment.  He did not try to clean up or cover up anything, no attempts at preventing detection at all.  Chase was a severely mentally ill man who had been institutionalized on more than one occasion, his schizophrenia often initiating severely bizarre paranoid delusions and behaviors (such as that someone had stolen his pulmonary artery and the fact that he killed rabbits and injected their blood into himself and killed animals and ate their flesh raw).  Add on top of this the fact that he began to abuse drugs and alcohol at a very early age, which exacerbated his psychoses, and you have a recipe for disaster.   That disaster hit when Chase became obsessed with the delusion that his blood was turning to powder, and he imagined that in order to save himself he needed to ingest blood of humans.  He killed six people within a month, men, women, children, in horrendous manners and vilely desecrating some of them after death in acts of necrophilia, cannibalism, and post offense abdominal mutilations of the two women that he raped post-mortem.  Chase also had pathological focus on bodily functions and I will leave it at that.  It did not take long for him to be caught and it usually never does with disorganized killers of this type.  

However…

Disorganized crime scenes and disorganized offenses can be the result of something other than a mentally ill offender.  Two of the major categories that could produce disorganized crimes and crime scenes are a) ones in which drugs are involved, and/or b) ones in which there is a sort of “temporary insanity” involved in the passion of the moment, usually involving others with whom the offender has had a deep relationship and feels there is some great betrayal that just makes them lose their mind; or in protection of someone of which the offender has a deep relationship.

 

 

Just to clarify, I am no profiler

Just for clarification, I am not a profiler.  I am merely someone fascinated with human behavior, particularly criminology, who also happens to have a brain saturated with tons of data on serial offenders, unsolved murders, serial killings both solved and unsolved, and data on the offenders themselves.  I do have knowledge gained from years of education and degrees in psychology, but that does not make someone a profiler.  I do, additionally, have real experience with sociopathic behaviors, but that does not make someone a profiler either.  To be a profiler you have to have experience like John Douglas, Robert Ressler, Park Dietz, Candace Delong, Katherine Ramsland, etc.  I do not have those years of experience.  I study the behavior, the crimes, the profiling process, but that does not make me a profiler.  

I heard a quote once that I can’t remember the origin of right now but truly applies:

“Don’t be humble, you really aren’t that great.”

I am not trying to be humble, because I am not that great LOL.  But I do try to do what I can do to analyze cases with the lexicon and knowledge I do have.  That has to count for something I think.  At least I am trying to do something.

John Douglas, Richard Walter, and the LISK

I would love to know what John Douglas thinks about the LISK.  Mr. Douglas is retired now I reckon, but he used to be a criminal profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.  In fact, he was one of the first ever anywhere.  I have always been fascinated with the forensic psychology/criminal psychology aspects of behavior and, truly, just behavior in general–particularly motivations, so it was a natural progression for me to be drawn to profiling and, hence, profilers and the FBI Behavioral Science Unit.  I have read tons of information and research from many different icons in the field of Criminal Psychology and profiling, and even from different personages within the Behavioral Science Unit and I just have to say that John Douglas’s work is the most fascinating to me because he truly lived within the monster.  He has something extra, does Mr. Douglas.  He has an instinct that goes beyond just sterile profiling and criminal analysis.  He seems to know not only how to read the offenders from their behaviors, but how to truly invade their psyche and their surreal world enough to know how to get to them when others can’t.  Additionally, Douglas is originally from Long Island so he would have additional knowledge that others just would not have.  I would have loved to have seen Douglas interview Kuklinski but I thoroughly understand why he didnt and why Park Dietz did.  I am not undermining Park Dietz, he is a genius in his own right, but I think that Douglas has a different aura about him than Dietz and his no-bullshit approach would have put Kuklinski up at arms and maybe even provoked a violent reaction.  I really do wish that he would get involved in the LISK case, if he isn’t already.

I would also be interested in Richard Walter’s opinions on the LISK.  I don’t know much about his work or his process (apparently he does not like to write things down much) but from what I have seen and heard in interviews in relation to his work with the Vidocq society, Walter’s knowledge in criminal behavior psychology is profound.

Richard Kuklinski

Richard Leonard Kuklinski (1935-2006),  was a hired hit man who contracted for mostly “mafia”-related murders.   Richard’s nickname came to be “Iceman,” in reference to his refrigeration of murdered victims.  [The bodies were frozen soon after death, then kept refrigerated for up to a year, then placed in some remote location so that they would have time to defrost and decompose before someone found them; this method was only discovered after a body was found much sooner than expected and some of the tissues were still frozen at a time and place where it could not have happened naturally.]  Richard Kuklinski is often referred to as a serial killer, I do not classify him as such.  Most of the motivation of killing for Kuklinski was material.  There are aspects to some of his crimes, however, that are puzzling.  Even though torture and pain were sometimes requested by the persons who hired him in relation to targets, Kuklinski seemed to take a little too much pleasure and pride in coming up with bizarre and sadistic forms of torture and death.  Also, when hearing the stories from his wife, additional evidence is submitted for the argument of him being a sadist.  So, then the motive for his murders tends to become murky.  Did he, in fact, do it for the money as he says? And then he just took pride in his work? Or was he just being paid to be a sadist who killed people for kicks? This man was obviously intelligent and capable, yet somehow he thought that the only thing he could do to support his family was kill people for money (so he says).  Was it just cognitive dissonance?  Did he really believe that or was he living in some sort of self-delusion? In an interview, Kuklinski was asked, Do you consider yourself an assassin? And Kuklinski answered:  “Assassin, oooh, sounds so exotic.  No, I was just a murderer.”  Kuklinski changed MOs like he changed clothes.  He had no particular preference and often just killed in the manner and by the weapon which he was told to do so.  There was no discernible pattern, no ritual, no true signature.   Kuklinski reminds me of H. H. Holmes (Herman Mudgett) in so much of his methods and pathology.  And so does the killer of the girls at Gilgo, except there is no sign of the sadism such as that involved in Kuklinski and Holmes’ actions and murders (that I know of).  What I do see is that I really do not think the motive is the same as the needs that drive serial killers.  I truly think with the LISK (as I define him) had different motives and does not consider himself a serial killer.  I really do not think that officials will ever catch this guy by trying to trail, track, or trap him with the “normal” serial killer trappings.

But…then again maybe I am overthinking it.  Maybe he really is just as simple an offender as others think and I am just giving him way too much credit? Maybe where I am seeing skill and finesse, intelligence and forethought, is really just pure luck? Maybe he is really just a simple serial killer, with an iq of 80 something, and the only reason he hasn’t gotten caught has nothing to do with his abilities, but with happenstance–like with Gary Ridgway, whose iq of 80 something did not stop him from not being caught for 20 years.