Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E128: John Floyd Thomas Jr.

July 15, 2021

(note: time stamps are without ads so may be off a little)

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of John Floyd Thomas Jr., an American serial killer convicted of the murders of seven women in the Los Angeles area during the 70s and 80s. He is also suspected of committing many, many more.

We dive into the setting (9:10), the killer's early life and the timeline (21:14).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (38:04), "Where are they now?", followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (46:12).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (54:13). 

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!



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