KOMO's Charlie Harger Gets Exclusive Interviews With 'Green River Killer'
September 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM (PT)
FISHER News KOMO-A-F/SEATTLE is airing segments from reporter CHARLIE HARGER's interviews with the "GREEN RIVER KILLER" all this week. HARGER scored an exclusive interview with GARY RIDGWAY, the man who terrorized the NORTHWEST before he was imprisoned in 2001, talking with the serial killer on six occasions. The interviews are the first media interviews with RIDGWAY since he went to prison on 49 counts of murder. The interviews include RIDGWAY offering details of his crimes and locations of additional remains.
“I think it’s important that people understand just why we’re giving voice to a guy like this,” said HARGER. “People deserve answers and the families deserve some kind of closure.” PD PAUL DUCKWORTH added, “It’s also about justice. There are a number of unsolved cases and we’re hopeful that our investigation will prompt the task force to reopen its investigation.”
The series also includes talks by HARGER and sister ABC affiliate KOMO-TV reporter TRACY VEDDER with U.S. Rep. DAVE REICHERT, KING COUNTY Sheriff JOHN URQUHART, and the mother of a victim whose body was never found.