Serial Killers: Detective Robert Keppel

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Detective Robert Keppel Introduction This essay is about the famous detective Robert Keppel, born on June 15, 1944 at Washington. He was the son of a police officer in Spokane and he graduated from Washington State University. In his career, as a criminal investigator for the Washington State Attorney, he has solved some of the major cases of serial killers like Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway. Later after his retirement, he got his interest in writing books about his investigations and became a well renowned author. Some of his famous contributions are “The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer”, “Signature Killers”, and “The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations: The Grisly Business Unit”. Now we are going to take a short glimpse on the career of Robert Keppel on the rest of this essay. Robert Keppel as a Detective…show more content…
His first investigation is about two women who had gone missing on the same day at Lake Sammamish. Later it was found that they were the victims of Ted Bundy. This was the beginning of Keppel’s career as a detective who learned more about the serial killers. In 1982, Keppel became the lead criminal investigator for Washington State Attorney General’s office. He was also enrolled on Green River Killer Task Force. Keppel actually wanted to be a police officer, but because of his good writing skills, he was requested by the captain of detectives to apply for the post (Sudermann, 2015). Though he was a detective in crime, his unquenchable thirst for knowledge can be seen through his doctorate studies. He completed his M.Ed., at Seattle University, 1979 and Ph.D., at University of Washington, 1992. In June 1999, he retired as a Chief Criminal Investigator from the Washington State Attorney General's Office (Santana,

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