Butcher, Baker: A True Account of a Serial Murder by Walter GilmourButcher, Baker by Walter Gilmour and Leland E Hale
I saw this movie a couple of years ago called Frozen Ground. It is based on the true story of Alaskas most prolific serial killer Robert Hansen. It is also chronicles how one Alaskan state trooper named Glenn Flothe who is now retired, relentlessly pursued Robert Hansen. The two authors of this book wrote it in such a way that it is mostly dialogue. The dialogue is taken from court transcripts and police transcripts and the authors interviews. Robert Hansen is described by one victim who escaped as having facial acne and horned rimmed glasses. He preyed on young topless dancers and prostitutes. He would offer a girl $200-$300 to go out to lunch or dinner with him. The lucky ones thought that was too good to be true or an outrageous amount of money wouldnt go with him. The victims would often be taken at gunpoint to his house where he would handcuff them or He would take them in his small aircraft and fly them to remote areas in the unforgiving wilderness.
Robert Hansen had started his double life of crime as early as 1971. When he started preying on these young girls he was able to get away with it because of the vast landscape. He had a wife and two children that had no idea what he did until after his arrest. By the time he was finally arrested their were between fourteen and twenty-seven suspected killings. He was sentenced to 471 years plus life in prison. He was a barber while he was in prison. He was 75 years old when he died of natural causes on August 21, 2014, at the Anchorage Regional hospital. Glenn Flothe said of the date of Hansens death: On this day we should only remember his many victims and their families, and my heart goes out to all of them. As far as Hansen is concerned, this world is a better without him. I have to agree with him and If it wasnt for the hard work and dedication of Glenn Flothe and the Alaskan State police Hansen wouldnt have been convicted.
In 2013, the University of Alaska Justice Center said that Alaska is the number one in the United States for sexual assaults. It has been said that the behavioral profile of present day serial killers and mass murderers too often match Robert Hansen. Those behaviors have to be identified early and steps need to be taken to reform bad behavior. The authors of this book say See something, say something. To help speed up the processing of evidence, Alaska has built a $56 million dollar crime lab. This was a very well written book that was tastefully written. I dont like anything with gratuitous violence or sadistic. It was interesting and was read in one sitting. It was inspiring to read about State Trooper Glenn Flothe and the other Alaskan State Troopers triumphant quest of good v evil.
Thank you to Net Galley, Walter Gilmour and Leland E Hale and the publisher for my digital copy for a fair and honest review.
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Robert Christian Hansen February 15, — August 21, , known in the media as the " Butcher Baker ", was an American serial killer. Between and , Hansen abducted, raped, and murdered at least 17 women in and around Anchorage, Alaska ; he hunted many of them down in the wilderness with a Ruger Mini and a knife. He was arrested and convicted in , and was sentenced to years and a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Robert Hansen was born in Estherville , Iowa , in He was the son of a Danish immigrant and followed in his father's footsteps as a baker. In his youth, he was skinny and painfully shy, afflicted with a stutter and severe acne that left him permanently scarred.
Killer: Robert Hansen, pictured in an old mugshot, has passed away of natural causes aged Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who admitted to killing 17 women and raping 30 more before he was portrayed by John Cusack in a movie about the slayings, has died of natural causes aged Hansen, a former Anchorage baker who earned the nickname 'the Butcher Baker' after abducting and hunting down women during the s, passed away at 1. He was transferred to the hospital on Wednesday after being in declining health for the past year, Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said. She added that it appeared as if he died of natural causes but the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. Hansen was serving a year sentence after being convicted in of murdering the women.