The Spokane Serial Killer

The Pacific Nth West has been a regular playground of serial killers.

Prostitutes were being found discarded with plastic grocery bags tied around their heads. Shot in the head with a .22 gun. Defiled sexually. Until the Task Force uncovered a common like - a white Corvette driven by a frequent customer of Spokane's prostitutes.

In 2000, Robert Yates was arrested. Husband, father and National Guard pilot.

He plead guilty to 13 murders and got 408 years in prison. He has since been charged with similar murders.

Please read: 'Murder in Spokane' by Mark Fuhrman AND 'Body Count' by Burl Barer


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Short Bussed
Read Murder In Spokane 3-4 yrs ago.
Good read by the head detective in the O.J case in the 90's. :tu:
Dude a whore is a whore, easiest kill there is and best way to get down without risking getting caught easily. You pay em enough and they'll handcuff themselves, it doesn't get any easier. I prefer the gunshot like this guy over strangulation because they struggle too much and can be really strong in the death throes and it takes a lot longer than anyone would think to strangle and you may feel pity, so small calibre is the go because it's instant especially for your first kill.
Just make sure you have a bag or something to drain the blood from the hole or your car will be fucking covered in DNA. Always shampoo and vacuum the car after a kill and if there is any DNA use bleachy water totally ruins it . Also don't carry a "kit" unless your ready for a kill, cops are trained to detect kits.and for fucks sakes don't drive a fucking corvette! Find the most common vehicle buy it and use that as your meat van. Dust buster is essential for sucking up evidence and DNA, vacuum the entire body especially the hair and the pubic region, if you are scratched cut the fingernails,If you don't use a condom bring a syringe full of bleach to squirt in the hole, again it destroys DNA.
Only pick up victims that are alone unless you want to do two, remember no witnesses. Take notes, observe your own patterns, dump bodies in random locations that mean nothing to you. I'm not actually a killer but if I was I'd do it like that.

Eat Shit And Die

★Filthy European★
A.K.A.: "Spokane serial killer"
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 16 - 18 +
Date of murders: 1975 / 1988 / 1996 - 1998
Date of arrest: April 20, 2000
Date of birth: May 27, 1952
Victims profile: Women aged between 16 and 47(prostitutes) and one man
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Washington, USA
Status: Sentenced to death October 3, 2002


May 27, 1952 - Born in Anacortes to Anna Mae and Robert Lee Yates.

1965 - Anna Mae Yates and Robert Lee Yates Sr. are baptized into Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oak Harbor.

1970 - Robert Lee Yates graduates from Oak Harbor High School.

Fall 1970 - Goes to Skagit Valley Community College. Meets Shirley Nylander from Fall City.

August 1972 - Marries Nylander in Fall City at the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

October 1972 - Enrolls at Walla Walla College, a Seventh-day Adventist school, majoring in pre-med. He almost had enough credits to be a junior there.

March 1974 - Nylander and Yates separate. He stays in College Place, home of Walla Walla College. She moves home to Fall City with her parents.

May 1974 - Nylander files for divorce. Yates leaves Walla Walla College without a degree.

June 1974 - Yates and Linda Brewer, of Benton County, apply in Walla Walla County for a marriage license.

July 1974 - Yates and Brewer marry in Walla Walla County. His divorce from Nylander is not yet final.

August 1974 - Yates' and Nylander's divorce is official. Nylander takes back her maiden name.

December 1974 - Linda Yates gives birth to a daughter. The couple later have three more children. The youngest - the only boy - is now 11.

May 1975 - Yates gets an associate-of-arts degree from Skagit Valley.

July 1975 - Yates takes a job as a prison guard in Walla Walla. He lasts four months. He later works as a janitor in a hospital and as a theater usher.

July 1976 - Robert and Linda Yates have another wedding ceremony, in Oak Harbor, with her parents as the witnesses.

October 1976 - Anna Mae Yates dies after a long bout with cancer.

1977 - Yates enlists in the U.S. Army.

1980 - Yates attends a warrant-officer basic course to become a helicopter pilot.

October 1981 to February 1984 - Yates is a helicopter pilot in the 503rd Aviation Unit in Europe.

February 1984 to October 1984 - Yates is a support aviator in the Brigade Support Company, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Ala., the Army's flight training center.

October 1984 to October 1987 - Yates is a support aviator in a different unit in Fort Rucker. While there, he learns to teach soldiers to fly Huey helicopters.

October 1987 to May 1988 - Yates is a support aviator and a standardization pilot at Fort Rucker. He takes an advanced aviator course. During this school year, Sasha Yates, his oldest daughter, was enrolled in a middle school in Walla Walla. It's not clear where Linda Yates or the other children lived at this time.

May 1988 to May 1991 - Yates teaches soldiers to fly helicopters and serves in the 1st Infantry Division, Goeppingen, Germany. In 1990, he returns to the United States to take a survival course.

May 1991 to June 1995 - As a platoon leader, he teaches soldiers to fly Kiowa helicopters in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, Fort Drum, N.Y. Yates takes another warrant-officer course. He goes to Somalia in late 1992 and early 1993. He takes vacation in Washington in September 1994, to buy a white 1977 Corvette from Sarah Marsh in Walla Walla. He has to rush back to New York to go to Haiti.

July 1995 to March 1996 - Yates is a flight leader in the 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment at Fort Rucker, Ala.

March 1996 - A chief warrant officer 4, the highest rank he could attain at the time, Yates accepts early retirement from the Army with about $20,000 a year in retirement pay. At this point, he has 32.5 days of unused leave.

April 1996 - Yates moves to Spokane without a job, rents a house with his wife and five children. The four youngest children enroll in the public school system. He is unemployed for several months.

September 1996 - Yates is hired to assemble circuit boards at Pantrol, a Spokane company.

April 1997 - He joins the Washington National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation, a component unit of the 66th Aviation Brigade Headquarters at Fort Lewis near Tacoma.

September 1997 - Driving a white Corvette, Yates is stopped for a traffic violation near East Sprague Avenue, the strip of town where prostitutes work. He is not cited.

November 1997 - Yates is cited for speeding in his Corvette, about 2.5 miles from where a slain woman's body was found three weeks earlier.

March 1998 - The Yateses buy a home a mile away from their rental house.

May 1998 - Yates sells his Corvette to Rita Jones in Spokane.

September 1998 - Yates is laid off from Pantrol as part of a reduction in force.

November 1998 - Yates and a known prostitute are pulled over by a police officer at 1:25 a.m., near the area where women are disappearing. He's driving a Honda Civic. He says the prostitute is a friend's daughter he's driving home. Two days later, his middle daughter complains to police that her father "hits me all the time." He's charged with a misdemeanor assault.

December 1998 - Yates crosses picket lines to go to work at Kaiser Aluminum as a carbon setter.

January 1999 - He's told the misdemeanor charge for striking his daughter will be dropped if he doesn't do anything similar for two years.

March 1999 - He applies to fly helicopters for the only air ambulance service in Spokane. There are no openings.

March 1999 - Yates picks up a prostitute in his Honda Civic for oral sex, according to court documents.

September 1999 - Investigators interview Yates in connection with the serial slayings. He is one of hundreds interviewed and asked for blood samples. Yates refuses to give a blood sample for a DNA test. He sweats, police say.

January 2000 - Detectives track down the white Corvette, parked in the garage of Jones' sister, who works for the Spokane police. They take some carpet fibers for testing.

March 26-April 1, 2000 - Yates trains with his National Guard unit in Eagle County, Colo.

April 2-15, 2000 - Yates trains with the National Guard at the Yakima Training Center.

April 5, 2000 - The fibers removed from the white Corvette match fibers found on Jennifer Joseph's shoes and a towel found near her body, police say.

April 10, 2000 - A search warrant is signed for the Corvette. Police later say they found a button matching one missing from Joseph's jacket and traces of blood on a seat and seat-belt buckle.

April 18, 2000 - Yates is arrested on the way to work.

April 19, 2000 - He is charged with murdering Joseph. The Spokane County sheriff says he is suspected in the deaths of 12 to 18 women.

October 6, 2002 - Yates death penalty.