Today we begin our in-depth look at our first heavy-hitting serial killer: the Terror-Lesbian of the Highways, Aileen Wuornos! In this first of three parts, we examine Aileen’s deeply abusive childhood. We discuss the trauma she experienced at the hands of her family and her early forays into prostitution for cigarettes and drugs. By the end of the episode, you’ll know how Aileen made her way down to Florida after spending more than one winter camping, homeless, in the Michigan woods.
- Aileen Wuornos via Wikipedia.
- Aileen Carol WUORNOS via Murderpedia.org.
- “Aileen Wuornos Childhood” by Maria of twistedminds.creativescapism.com. 2007.
- “Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer” Directed by Nick Broomfield. 2003.
- “Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters” by Peter Vronsky. Berkley Books, New York. 2007. Pps. 139 – 145.
- “Female Terror” by Ann Magma. Random House. 2012.
- “Author gets story on Florida female serial killer Aileen ‘Lee’ Wuornos” Interview between Times-Union staff and Sue Russell. The Florida Times-Union. 8 October 2002.
- “Aileen Carol Wuornos, Appelant, vs. State of Florida, Appellee” Florida Supreme Court Records. No. 79,484. 22 September 1994. p. 8.
- “Brother: Wuornos wasn’t abused as child” by Jeff Brazil. The Orlando Sentinel. 30 January 1992. *Referenced tangentially during the episode.*
- The Aileen Wuornos Opera!
Music used in this podcast:
Corey Gray – When The New Line Finds You
Corey Gray – Spit Off the Bridge
Satellite Ensemble – Co-Creators
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