‘Happy Face Killer’ victim ID’d as Oregon woman after 29 years

Keith Hunter Jesperson is serving numerous life sentences in Oregon for the 1990s murder of 8 women.


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GILROY, Calif. (AP/KOIN) — A victim of the serial murderer dubbed the Happy Experience Killer has been identified nearly 30 years just after her physique was left in the vicinity of a California freeway.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Business suggests genetic genealogy was used to match DNA to Patricia Skiple — an Oregonian. She was identified useless in 1993 on the aspect of California Condition Route 152 in the Gilroy region.

According to the SCCSO, Skiple was a lengthy-expression resident of Colton, Oregon. She was a mom who was recognised as “Patsy” to her relatives and buddies.

Skiple would’ve been about 45-a long time-previous at the time of her loss of life.

Keith Hunter Jesperson is serving several life sentences in Oregon for the 1990s murder of eight girls in California, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

He was dubbed the Pleased Encounter Killer since of smiley faces on letters he wrote to police and the media.