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"ron bender" Discussed on Murder Minute
"Weeks before. Patty went missing two other. Women were plucked from the Isla Vista Street. Jacqueline Roque also twenty one and A. Ucsb student told her friends she had gone shopping and never returned then. Marianne Sarah's a nineteen year old waitress vanished after an appointment at health center. Both women had presumably been hitchhiking which was commonplace. Then when Patty learned of these abductions she joined others in protest to raise awareness and carry signs touting messages like free bus service for those in need and night service on all buses. If the women could have hopped a bus with their fate have been different women. Drivers were urged to quote pickup. A sister eager to help patty handed out missing person fliers featuring Jacqueline and Marianne then one night she left play. Practice for a class hitching a ride from a young man who seemed harmless in broad daylight or perhaps forced her away from the bus stop where she was last seen when she failed to show up for her Peter Pan Performance. Her friends knew something was terribly wrong. Decades later her close friend and cast mate. Ron Bender still choked up talking about Patty in the two thousand thirteen British TV series born to kill. He said it's weird when you have a friend. Were there rehearsing twice a week? And all of a sudden. They're just not there anymore. They're gone he and Patty were close. He said talking about her as though they had been rehearsing lines together just yesterday the day after her disappearance. Undo deputy driving near Raphia road. Near President Reagan's property when he spotted her stripped body dumped in a canyon. While canvassing the area a half mile away investigators found the body of Jacqueline Rook. Near One of the bodies detectives found Thick restaurant style. Paper towels coated in blood. The blood contains fingerprints but no match came up in the database two months later Mary. Sarah's is badly decomposed remains were found in another canyon just north of Santa Barbara. Three women have been killed with a pistol by one shot to the head. Police also believed they had been raped around the same time in the same area. A young man named Thorpe Christianson was found drinking and smoking marijuana with some of his buddies in his body. Police asked them all to step out of the car so they could search it. Christianson seemed adamant about not letting police see inside his trunk but eventually he caved inside. They found a large bag holding a pistol. The student strike them as odd. Given that many people had guns in the rural area. They confiscated the weapon but didn't put Christians on the suspect list as news spread of the murders including FBI PROFILE. That described a young male loner. Police were on the lookout for the killer. Changed things up. He left the quaint rural town for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Trolling for sex workers to fulfill his violent needs. One of those women a prostitute named Lydia Preston would help lead investigators to his capture. Lydia was walking on Hollywood boulevard. One night when the man propositioned her they settle on a rate and she climbed into his pristine car. He made small talk as he drove claiming he was a construction worker from Santa Barbara. Meanwhile Lidia pointed out hotel after hotel. They could stop it for her services. He passed them all continuing his ramble. Then he drove off of the city streets into the Hollywood hills where the streets curve between lush nature and Pricey homes. Little is visible at night as darkness sets in. No one was around to witness as he pulled out a gun and shot her in the head still alive and determined to stay that way. Lydia grabbed the wheel of his car. Making it swerve then. She fled from the vehicle and managed to reach the front door of a house. Someone answered and called Nine. One one as medics rushed to home. The assailant fled. Lydia was left with scars and deafness in one ear but no brain damage and three months later. She was back to work on Hollywood boulevard. One night she was in a bar during a shift when she spotted her attacker near the entrance she called the police from a payphone at the back of the venue staying there while they put her on hold and the man who haunted her nightmares made his way further inside when the operator returned she filled them in the man who shot her in the head was within walking distance and yes she was certain it was him quickly. Investigators saw similarities between her attack. And the three murderers in Santa Barbara area. The victims were all young women with similar. Looks all were picked up by a stranger who seemed not only violent but potentially sexually sadistic and they were all shot in the head with the same type of weapon in searching. La Detectives discovered that the suspect had been on the killing spree there as well. They found the body of sex worker. Laura Benjamin in a canyon where she had been for weeks. The suspect was thor Christianson. The man who gun had been confiscated by police after a night of partying in his car looking into his history they learned had grown up in solving after his family emigrated to the US from Denmark. When he was five years old his parents owned and ran a successful restaurant in town. Which explains the paper towels and his expensive car when friends of the Keller learned he had been arrested. They were stunned until they started putting the pieces together. Christianson had seemed like a good smart kid early on they said but over time he showed signs of inner darkness. He drank alcohol from a very young age killed. Small animals more than once and seemed socially awkward in his teens. Especially when it came to girls some claims that his alcoholic father routinely beat him in born to kill. One of his friends said he would return from his John's to Los Angeles bragging and all lit up over the supposed incredible sexy. It had with hookers looking back. That friend said he wonders if he was truly getting off on the murderers soon. Police would learn more grisly details about the man's crimes including what he did. Get off on power and control at first Christian pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but after analysis indicated he was seen enough to stand trial. He changed his plea to guilty. A man named Mike Kirkman who had been leading the investigation for the missing women had left the sheriffs department by this point and was working for the Defense Christianson requested him so he drove to the jail to meet with him while they had spoken before. Kirkman had never witnessed this side of the man. His entire face changed as he detailed his crimes which he claimed he had committed because quote. The girls deserved it. Among the details. He shared that he raped them. Post mortem having sex with corpses as though to signify that he owned them. Kirkman is now known for finding missing people according to Las Vegas. Detectives one has to wonder if interviewing the victims families feeling the depth of their pain and then witnessing the killers crew arrogance led him to that specialty. Of course contrary to what he believed. Christianson did not own has victims twenty one year old Jacqueline Roque nineteen year old Marianne. Sarah's twenty one year old Patricia Patty Laney and twenty two year old. Laura Benjamin are remembered not for the way they died but for who they were as people the lives they lived until then they were daughters. Sisters students friends people with dreams who contributed to a society? Patty's close friend and Peter Pan Cast Mate Ron Bender. Wanted to do something special in her honor to keep her bright spirit alive since she was a juggler. Ron Helped create a jugglers festival patties. Honor the Santa Barbara Jugglers Festival is considered the longest juggling festival held in a single location and prophet support. The Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center even decades after her death. Patty making a difference at one point in Peter Pan. The main character says never say goodbye because goodbye immunes going away and going away means forgetting. Patty never had a chance to say goodbye but like the other victims in this case she will never be forgotten as Christianson. He was killed by a fellow inmate at folsom state prison. In Nineteen eighty-one. This has been murder minutes for true crime anytime. Download the murder minute or follow us on Instagram at murder minute..
"ron bender" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
"They take to the streets and protest against basically that they need more public transportation. They need safety and for the safety of women and yeah basically. It's like a I take back the night kind of thing like you can't just fuck them. Leave us out here you astles. I'm putting words into those students mouths but I thought I'm pretty accurate One of those protesters is twenty one year old. UCSB ESPN Student Patricia. Laney so Patricia is a talented actress. She's a juggler. She loves juggling and she's also an activist especially see for women's issues so on January. Eighteenth one thousand nine hundred seventy seven patty decides to go out and distribute missing person fliers for Jacqueline Rook and Maryanne. Sarah and she walks all the way across town passing out these fliers. And when she's done she waits for her friend pick her up at the intersection Of hollister and Patterson. I don't like but her friend runs late and by the time they get to that intersection patties gone. And it's the exact same intersection where Marianne Sarah's went missing less than twenty four hours later a police officer. Patrolling secluded looted road in a Review Canyon comes upon the nude body of a woman who's been shot in the head with a small caliber gun. Her clothing and backpack are found less than a mile away and identikit identification confirms that it is the body of Patty Laney and the discovery of this body of courses devastating stating to the entire community but it also gives investigators their first clues. The road is not well known. And it's pretty remote area so that that indicates that this killer must be familiar with the area and might be a local. They also find paper towels near Patty's body that are later identified fight to be restaurant quality restaurants players and PATTIES blood as well as some latent fingerprints are found on those paper. Towels those latent fingerprints don't match any in the system that they have but they file all the evidence for future testing and then they go back to that Canyon and they scour the area for more clues because now they have something to go on. They're going for anything. And this is one further up the same road that Patty was found on the police. Discover the body of Jacqueline row on the same road. She's she's been shot twice in the head head and her clothing was also missing four months later on May twenty second one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. Marianne Sarah's body is finally found in Drum canyon which is north of Santa Barbara. And she's also been shot in the head and found nude so one night in February nineteen seventy seven which is about a month. After after the discovery of Patty and Mary's bodies twenty year old floor Christianson picks up his buddy guy mailer to hang out and the to grab some booze a liquor restoring the leader and then they go off to the side of a freeway. A cliff that overlooks the ocean. which was like the cool spot to get high? You all know it. We've been there this weekend. Let's go to the cliff. So they're sitting in thors car and guys rolling joint ain't and doesn't realize he has foot on the brake so the brake lights attract the attention of a patrolling cop. That's been nearby. So the the COP sees the booze sees the weed. He confiscates them for official use and then he tells me to write them a ticket he asked ask store to openness trunk and thor refuses and thors friend guy is like the fucking. You're doing just open your trunk. You astle so oh. Thor complies and in the trunk the officer discovers a twenty two caliber pistol wrapped in a paper bag but when he questions about it he states states that he brought the gun in case him and guy decided to go to the creek to shoot rabbits. That first thing you do in your high kill animals guy who has never known to be outdoorsy or hunter type or hate rabbits or hate rabbits. None of that's ever come up. He is looking at what the Vecsey talking knocking about but it was a rural area and it wasn't uncommon for people to have handguns in their car for hunting so the COP buys the story sites them for a possession and goes on his way for has no record and this near Miss keeps his fingerprints out of the system or years. Now let's talk about good old for the weirdness. Christianson is born in Denmark on December twenty eighth nineteen fifty seven in nineteen sixty two his parents emigrate emigrate to the US. Doors five years old and the end up moving to solving. They're from Denmark. So they're like A. We have to go to that Taurus town. We live there. This is where this is where we're want and this is where people are well and the father was open. A restaurant there that actually became very popular so it it was the right move. Th Or is a bright kid but he has random outbursts of meanness and strange behaviour towards his friends. Uh when he's in sixth or seventh grade his friend Ron Bender notices thors developing tendency to step on and kill small animals for fun on. Eventually it escalates. He starts capturing birds and frogs and tying firecrackers to them down and letting them go to just to watch them Explo- so but no no one back then people are like eared. I heard the cute boy. No one's worried about it. In the least also thors father is a terrible alcoholic who abuses uses him. Sore start streaking when he's about twelve years old Fuck will you get uber fucked up when you're twelve and of course that it almost immediately leads to drug use and really a a large weight gain for earth or he ends up gaining lake almost one hundred pounds and he also doesn't do well with girls which it's you the creek. Obviously he's very troubled and there's a lot of anger and there's a lot of issues and despite the abuse from his father's also kind of this conflicting thing in our family. His parents are rich because they're successful restaurant. So what they do is they buy an Audi when he turns sixteen they leave him home alone constantly they just leave piles of cash there for them while they're at the restaurant So he takes the cash and he buys cools the great menthol all cigarette and fifths of Scotch that he drinks and sips like before school. Holy Shit he's going for it my God okay and then he an up into like in into her early high school gets good grades. He's a smart kid. But then his grades plummet and eventually drops out and gets a job as a gas station attendant So after this encounter that he and his friend guy have with that cop that night mhm thor moves to Oregon. You know just for fun So during this time the hitch hiker kidnappings things and murders stop entirely and then when he returns he gets himself an apartment and KALITA and he's lost a bunch of weight you know. He got himself together in Oregon and any even gets a girlfriend who he met while she was hitchhiking. Oh but as close friends noticed that he now has a keen interest in keeping his car clean particularly his trunk which they all notice and think a super weird and also noticed that he starts making regular trips down to Los Angeles and then coming back and bragging about the awesome sexy had with sex workers while he he was there and they're all just like cool dude on so that it is his new. That's apparently his new thing. Okay so on May Twenty Six thousand nine hundred ninety nine. The body of twenty two year old Laura Sue. Benjamin who's a sex worker from Los Angeles is found in the San Gabriel mountains just north of La and she like the other woman in the Isla Vista an Los Angeles Attacks has been shot in the head on July eleventh. Nineteen seventy-nine Nine Linear Preston. So this is our survivor from the beginning of the story. She's in a bar called the bottom line in Hollywood. Have you heard I think. AIM CACTUS CINCO. What was it? So Lydia's in this bar. It's been it's been three months since her attack doc and she's you know obviously just trying to live a normal life and then to her horror she standing there and she turns around and she sees the man in the head walk into the bar. What in the her attacker? Thor Christianson Shit. So she's he's just like not today motherfucker not then and not now she can walk straight to.