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Harvey Glatman
Harvey Murray Glatman.jpeg

Colorado State Penitentiary mugshot
Born
Harvey Murray Glatman

December 10, 1927

The Bronx, New York
DiedSeptember 18, 1959(1959-09-18) (aged 31)

San Quentin State Prison , San Quentin, California
Cause of death Gas chamber
Other namesThe Glamour Girl Slayer
The Lonely-Hearts Killer
Conviction(s) Kidnapping
Murder
Robbery
Criminal penalty Death
Details
Victims3 Known + 1 suspected
Span of crimes
August 1, 1957–July 13, 1958
CountryUnited States
State(s) California
Date apprehended
October 31, 1958

Harvey Murray Glatman (December 10, 1927 – September 18, 1959) was an American serial killer active during the late 1950s. He was known in the media as “The Lonely Hearts Killer” and “The Glamour Girl Slayer.” He would use several pseudonyms, posing as a professional photographer to lure his victims with the promise of a modelling career.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Murders
  • 3 Arrest and execution
  • 4 Media
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life[ edit ]

Born in the Bronx to a Jewish family and raised in Colorado , Glatman exhibited antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age. When he was twelve years old, his parents noticed that he had a red, swollen neck. He described having been in the bathtub, placing a rope around his neck, running it through the tub drain, and pulling it tight against his neck,” achieving some kind of sexual pleasure from this act.” His mother took him to the family physician and was told he “would grow out of it.” [1]

Murders[ edit ]

Glatman moved to Los Angeles, California in 1957 and started strolling around modeling agencies looking for potential victims. He would contact them with offers of work for pulp fiction magazines, take them back to his apartment, tie them up and sexually assault them, taking pictures all the while. He would then strangle them and dump the bodies in the desert. His two known model victims were Judith Dull and Ruth Mercado. [2] A third victim, Shirley Ann Bridgeford, was met through a Lonely Hearts ad in the newspaper.

Glatman also is a suspect in the slaying of “Boulder Jane Doe,” a victim whose corpse was discovered by hikers near Boulder, Colorado in 1954. [3] Her identity remained a mystery for 55 years. In October 2009, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by Dr. Terry Melton, of Mitotyping Technologies in State College, Pennsylvania that her lab had made a match between the Jane Doe’s DNA profile and that of a woman who thought the unidentified murder victim might be her long-lost sister. [4] The positive identification of “Boulder Jane Doe” was an 18-year-old woman from Phoenix, Arizona named Dorothy Gay Howard. [5] [6]

Arrest and execution[ edit ]

Glatman was arrested in 1958, caught in the act of kidnapping what would have been his fourth known murder victim, Lorraine Vigil. [7] A patrolman saw him struggling with a woman at the side of the road and arrested him. [8] He willingly confessed to the other three murders and eventually led the police to a toolbox containing pictures that he had taken of the victims. He was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death, a sentence that he accepted willingly. He specifically asked the warden to do nothing to save his life. He was executed in the gas chamber of San Quentin State Prison on September 18, 1959. [9]

Media[ edit ]

Parts of Glatman’s career were fictionalized by Jack Webb in 1966 for the two-hour television movie Dragnet, starring his character Sgt. Joe Friday . The film convinced NBC executives to relaunch Dragnet as a TV series in 1967 for a four-year run, although the movie itself was not aired until 1969. [10] Some of the dialogue was reportedly drawn from Glatman’s own statements to police, for example:

Suspect: “The reason I killed those girls was ’cause they asked me to. (pause) They did; all of them.”
Sgt. Friday: “They asked you to?”
Suspect: “Sure. They said they’d rather be dead than be with me.”

LAPD Captain Pierce Brooks, who was involved in Glatman’s arrest and interrogation, served as a technical advisor for the film. [11]

See also[ edit ]

  • Want ad killers

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Glatman,%20Harvey.pdf
  2. ^ “Murderer Confesses”. The Daily Chronicle. DeKalb, Illinois. November 1, 1958. p. 6.

  3. ^ “BOULDER JANE DOE (Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe)” . Silvia Pettem. Archived from the original on 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  4. ^ “News & Media” . Bouldercounty.org. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  5. ^ Anas, Brittany (2009-10-28). “Mystery solved: Boulder sheriff IDs ‘Jane Doe’ as Dorothy Gay Howard – Boulder Daily Camera” . Dailycamera.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  6. ^ “Dorothy Gay “Dot” Howard (1936-1954) – Find A…” www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  7. ^ Union-Tribune, San Diego. “November 1, 1958: Killer retraces trail” . sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  8. ^ Birnes, William J.; Keppel, Robert D. (2008). Serial Violence: Analysis of Modus Operandi and Signature Characteristics of Killers . CRC Press. p. 20. ISBN   9781420066333 .
  9. ^ “Sex Killer Dies in Gas Chamber” . The Los Angeles Times. 1959. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Hayde, MJ. My Name’s Friday: The Unauthorized But True Story of Dragnet and the Films of Jack Webb. Cumberland House (2001), pp. 178-9. ISBN   1581821905
  11. ^ Hayde (2001), p. 177.

External links[ edit ]

  • Crime Library article on Glatman
  • Harvey Glatman – Colorado Timeline
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20140820061053/http://www.silviapettem.com/Jane%20Doe.html
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  • LCCN : no98126284
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  • VIAF : 61171055

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      Harvey Glatman

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      Harvey Glatman
      Harvey Murray Glatman.jpeg

      Colorado State Penitentiary mugshot
      Born
      Harvey Murray Glatman

      December 10, 1927

      The Bronx, New York
      DiedSeptember 18, 1959(1959-09-18) (aged 31)

      San Quentin State Prison , San Quentin, California
      Cause of death Gas chamber
      Other namesThe Glamour Girl Slayer
      The Lonely-Hearts Killer
      Conviction(s) Kidnapping
      Murder
      Robbery
      Criminal penalty Death
      Details
      Victims3 Known + 1 suspected
      Span of crimes
      August 1, 1957–July 13, 1958
      CountryUnited States
      State(s) California
      Date apprehended
      October 31, 1958

      Harvey Murray Glatman (December 10, 1927 – September 18, 1959) was an American serial killer active during the late 1950s. He was known in the media as “The Lonely Hearts Killer” and “The Glamour Girl Slayer.” He would use several pseudonyms, posing as a professional photographer to lure his victims with the promise of a modelling career.

      Contents

      • 1 Early life
      • 2 Murders
      • 3 Arrest and execution
      • 4 Media
      • 5 See also
      • 6 References
      • 7 External links

      Early life[ edit ]

      Born in the Bronx to a Jewish family and raised in Colorado , Glatman exhibited antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age. When he was twelve years old, his parents noticed that he had a red, swollen neck. He described having been in the bathtub, placing a rope around his neck, running it through the tub drain, and pulling it tight against his neck,” achieving some kind of sexual pleasure from this act.” His mother took him to the family physician and was told he “would grow out of it.” [1]

      Murders[ edit ]

      Glatman moved to Los Angeles, California in 1957 and started strolling around modeling agencies looking for potential victims. He would contact them with offers of work for pulp fiction magazines, take them back to his apartment, tie them up and sexually assault them, taking pictures all the while. He would then strangle them and dump the bodies in the desert. His two known model victims were Judith Dull and Ruth Mercado. [2] A third victim, Shirley Ann Bridgeford, was met through a Lonely Hearts ad in the newspaper.

      Glatman also is a suspect in the slaying of “Boulder Jane Doe,” a victim whose corpse was discovered by hikers near Boulder, Colorado in 1954. [3] Her identity remained a mystery for 55 years. In October 2009, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by Dr. Terry Melton, of Mitotyping Technologies in State College, Pennsylvania that her lab had made a match between the Jane Doe’s DNA profile and that of a woman who thought the unidentified murder victim might be her long-lost sister. [4] The positive identification of “Boulder Jane Doe” was an 18-year-old woman from Phoenix, Arizona named Dorothy Gay Howard. [5] [6]

      Arrest and execution[ edit ]

      Glatman was arrested in 1958, caught in the act of kidnapping what would have been his fourth known murder victim, Lorraine Vigil. [7] A patrolman saw him struggling with a woman at the side of the road and arrested him. [8] He willingly confessed to the other three murders and eventually led the police to a toolbox containing pictures that he had taken of the victims. He was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death, a sentence that he accepted willingly. He specifically asked the warden to do nothing to save his life. He was executed in the gas chamber of San Quentin State Prison on September 18, 1959. [9]

      Media[ edit ]

      Parts of Glatman’s career were fictionalized by Jack Webb in 1966 for the two-hour television movie Dragnet, starring his character Sgt. Joe Friday . The film convinced NBC executives to relaunch Dragnet as a TV series in 1967 for a four-year run, although the movie itself was not aired until 1969. [10] Some of the dialogue was reportedly drawn from Glatman’s own statements to police, for example:

      Suspect: “The reason I killed those girls was ’cause they asked me to. (pause) They did; all of them.”
      Sgt. Friday: “They asked you to?”
      Suspect: “Sure. They said they’d rather be dead than be with me.”

      LAPD Captain Pierce Brooks, who was involved in Glatman’s arrest and interrogation, served as a technical advisor for the film. [11]

      See also[ edit ]

      • Want ad killers

      References[ edit ]

      1. ^ http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Glatman,%20Harvey.pdf
      2. ^ “Murderer Confesses”. The Daily Chronicle. DeKalb, Illinois. November 1, 1958. p. 6.

      3. ^ “BOULDER JANE DOE (Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe)” . Silvia Pettem. Archived from the original on 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
      4. ^ “News & Media” . Bouldercounty.org. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
      5. ^ Anas, Brittany (2009-10-28). “Mystery solved: Boulder sheriff IDs ‘Jane Doe’ as Dorothy Gay Howard – Boulder Daily Camera” . Dailycamera.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
      6. ^ “Dorothy Gay “Dot” Howard (1936-1954) – Find A…” www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
      7. ^ Union-Tribune, San Diego. “November 1, 1958: Killer retraces trail” . sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
      8. ^ Birnes, William J.; Keppel, Robert D. (2008). Serial Violence: Analysis of Modus Operandi and Signature Characteristics of Killers . CRC Press. p. 20. ISBN   9781420066333 .
      9. ^ “Sex Killer Dies in Gas Chamber” . The Los Angeles Times. 1959. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
      10. ^ Hayde, MJ. My Name’s Friday: The Unauthorized But True Story of Dragnet and the Films of Jack Webb. Cumberland House (2001), pp. 178-9. ISBN   1581821905
      11. ^ Hayde (2001), p. 177.

      External links[ edit ]

      • Crime Library article on Glatman
      • Harvey Glatman – Colorado Timeline
      • https://web.archive.org/web/20140820061053/http://www.silviapettem.com/Jane%20Doe.html
      Authority control Edit this at Wikidata
      • WorldCat Identities
      • ISNI : 0000 0000 4173 8758
      • LCCN : no98126284
      • PIC : 386519
      • VIAF : 61171055

      Retrieved from ” https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Harvey_Glatman&oldid=871394858 ”
      Categories :

      • 1927 births
      • 1959 deaths
      • American Jews
      • American serial killers
      • American rapists
      • American people convicted of murder
      • 20th-century executions of American people
      • Executed American serial killers
      • Male serial killers
      • People convicted of murder by California
      • 20th-century executions by California
      • Executed people from New York (state)
      • Executed American people
      • People from the Bronx
      • People with antisocial personality disorder
      • American people convicted of kidnapping
      • 1945 crimes in the United States
      • 1957 murders in the United States
      • American people convicted of robbery
      • Criminals of Los Angeles
      • American male criminals
      • Violence against women in the United States
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