The Boston Strangler. The show reaches its season finale but leaves behind many questions regarding the true history of the Boston Strangler. Here is the ending explained.
The film landed on the streaming platform of Disney +, The Boston Strangler has come to its end but may have left many more questions regarding the reality of the facts and how they unfolded than answers. In fact, the new thriller series was based on the story of two young women, Loretta Mclaughlin played by Keira Knightleyjournalist who followed the whole case of the Boston Strangler, and his colleague Jean Colewhose role is played by Carrie Coon.
The two women, together with the Boston Police Department, will identify several suspects during the film which covers the years from 1962 to 1965. What confuses the waters, however, is the modus operandi of the strangler who during the film seems to change the type of victims who chooses: the first ones were all elderly while suddenly, the murderer changes and prefer choose young women.
For 50 years, no evidence had ever emerged linking a specific killer to any of the murders but as the film states at the end, DNA analysis done in 2013 revealed the link to a man named DeSalvo, to Boston’s latest murder. The victim? Mary Anne Sullivan.
The multiple killer theory
According to the film and the protagonist, Keira Knightley, the Boston killer was most likely more than one and not just one man. In addition, it must be remembered: technically the strangler was never captured since DeSalvo it is connected only to the murder of Sullivan and not to the others perpetuated in previous years.
Even the movie suggests that the first murders of single elderly women could have been committed by a man who had the propensity to kill said group while for all remaining victims, DeSalvo could have been the perpetrator, a copycat killer which targeted young women. After all, as the TV series also tells us Mindhunter, serial killers have a tendency to take inspiration from their predecessors and if the latter have done a good job, to imitate them and perpetuate their name.
Other murders may even have been committed by Daniel Marsh, a third name connected to the killers, as well as one of DeSalvo’s fellow inmates who allegedly coached him about his confession. All the remaining instead could have fallen into the cauldron as individual murders and detached from the case, perhaps committed by jealous ex boyfriendsfamily members or strangers who have chosen to imitate the strangler to avoid being caught and cover their tracks.
Despite this, the film seems to provide us with an explanation for the inconsistencies in the story of DeSalvoa theory that rests on the idea that multiple killers were aware of the silk stockings tied around the necks of most victims and chose to copy that business card: ironically, were it not for Loretta McLaughlin this detail would never have been in the public domain.