Body Hunter [NOOK Book]


The Sex Killer Next Door

To the people of Olney, Texas, 39-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen--a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the chilling truth about the man they thought they knew.

His Brutal ...
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The Sex Killer Next Door

To the people of Olney, Texas, 39-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen--a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the chilling truth about the man they thought they knew.

His Brutal Rape-Murder Spree

In January, 1999, investigators reviewing the files of three unsolved murders dating back 15 years came across information linking Wardrip to the attractive young female victims--Terry Sims, 20, who had been bound, raped and stabbed to death; Toni Gibbs, 23, who was found slashed and sexually assaulted in a deserted bus shell; and Ellen Blau, 21, who disappeared after working a night shift, her badly decomposed body found a month later.

The Mounting Body Count

Smart police work snared a sample of Wardrip's DNA, matching it with semen found in the Sims case. Wardrip confessed to the three murders, and one more--the strangulation death of Debra Taylor, 25--though it was Sims' murder that put him on Texas's death row and made him the prime suspect in 10 other similar unsolved murders in Fort Worth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786037759
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 334,941
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Springer, author of seven true crime books, is a former North Texas newspaper reporter and radio news director, and is a Texas State News Network award winner. She has appeared on numerous television programs including the Learning Channel's Medical Detectives and Court TV's Forensic Files. Springer holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Woman's University. She resides in Dallas, Texas.
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  • Posted December 23, 2009

    i am the daughter of beverly ashley. my name is amber williams. my mom almost married faryon wardrip. i was twelve years old.

    i am the oldest daughter of beverly ashley. my name is amber williams. i remember it like it was yesterday my mom was going to marry faryon wardrip. my mom grew up in olney tx and so did myself for many years. i turned twelve years old and my mom kept going on about how faryon would stock her from his work across the street from her olney home on elm street. how he would come inside the home while she was gone and rearrange all the food items in the pantry and do things with the coffee. and how the chairs would be on the the table or pulled away from the table when she would get home. and how when she would walk next door to her mom peggys home faryon would be watching her from the alley. she said after he started doing these things in front of my baby brother cory and baby sister tara that it made her start feeling really wierd about him cause he was not acting normal it scared her so she called off the wedding. man i am so glad she did. i remember waking up to a phone call at 6 o'clock in the morning from my grandparents lee and peggy hughes from olney stating that faryon had been picked up for being a serial killer. my moms mouth dropped and all she could say is i cant believe this i knew i called the marriage off for bad feelings about him and that something was wrong with him. i remember hearing my grandma and grampa saying we are so sorry beverly for not believing you. we all were in so much shock we did not speak that day. it was devistating. all in all i just wanted to get some of this off my chest its been hounding at me for so long just knowing that my mom could have and would have been his next victim if she would not have gotten away from him. good job mom. the lord was walking with her every step of the way. now i never met him face to face cause my father raised me in montana so i have nothing bad to say to him or about him, except faryon wardrip you will reap what you sow.i have never gotten to read this book but would love to know what the hell faryon was thinking. i have been carrying these questions on my shoulders for 10 years now. i have some specific question for faryon, was my mom, beverly ashley your next victim? did you plan everything out before your attempt? did you know she was not going to marry you? did you know you scared her and had our family fooled? my grandparents adored him, it was the son in law they never had, they disspised my mom for so long for not marrying him. my mom is now comfortable enough to talk about him on occasions but she said she wakes up alot in the middle of the night thinking bout the things he use to say to her and do when she would turn her back. i remember meeting faryons mom n dad when i was 12 years old. they are so sweet. how did they not know? did he tell them. i bet they are devistated to this day. i carry this on me to let other people know that you never know what will happen with the one you love and that my mother beverly could be dead because of this man. i really want the pain and heartache away from my MOTHER, me, my sister, my brother, and the rest of our family. its said my mom is mentioned in this book. well i would love to find out the truth on faryon wardrip and his take to all of this thats for sure. Faryon i wish nothing bad to happen to you upon your life to live but long painful nights replaying the torture you did to all those women while your sitting all by yourself in your cell. A sunday school teacher, huh, wow what a work of god. god dont do that stuff.

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