Case File #0153
The Night Caller
Eric Edgar Cooke
"I'm just a cold-blooded killer"
During the late 1950's and early 1960's a series of seemingly unconnected crimes were being perpetrated on primarily lone women, who were the victim of hit and run attempts, which left some with minor injuries and others with life changing disabilities. During the same time, other women were attacked in their homes during hot prowl burglaries, where in some instances the intruder fled when the women raised the alarm, and others where the victim was brutally attacked in a variety of different ways, some of which proved fatal. The police investigation initially believed these crimes were the work of several different suspects, however in January 1963, a lone gunman opened fire on several people during Australia Day, wounding some and killing others. Then a chance encounter resulted in police finding the murder weapon, which led to the arrest of Eric Edgar Cooke, who would later go on to confess to 22 crimes.
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