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The Murderous Sexcapades of Larry Eyler

The Murderous Sexcapades of Larry Eyler

In a series of killings committed between 1982 and 1984 in the midwest, Larry Eyler is believed to have murdered at least twenty-one teenage boys and young men. Having been sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Daniel Bridges, Eyler later voluntarily confessed to the 1982 murder of 23-year-old Steven Agan in return for the state of Illinois to commute his death sentence to one of life imprisonment without parole.

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   In a series of killings committed between 1982 and 1984 in the midwest, Larry Eyler is believed to have murdered at least twenty-one teenage boys and young men. Having been sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Daniel Bridges, Eyler later voluntarily confessed to the 1982 murder of 23-year-old Steven Agan in return for the state of Illinois to commute his death sentence to one of life imprisonment without parole.

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Episode summary:

Hey everyone, I’m Elton Morgan [and I’m Cherish Morgan] and we’re the Morgans. Welcome to episode 2 of The American Serial Killer Guidebook. This week we’ll be discussing a lesser known but no less brutal serial killer by the name of Larry William Eyler, AKA The Highway Killer or The Interstate Killer, who enjoyed butchering young gay men across two states and multiple counties. Born December 21st, 1952, in Crawfordsville Indiana and openly gay himself, Eyler was a self-loathing homosexual who spent years at war with who he was at a time when homosexuality was not well accepted in the Midwestern states.

All of his victims were found with their pants pulled down exposing their genitals leading police to assume they had engaged in sex either shortly before or after their deaths. Since they were found partially nude time and again at each crime scene, police believed they were looking for a member of the gay community or someone with a deep-seeded hatred of them since most of the victims were known homosexuals or male prostitutes who frequented established gay bars and hook-up spots.

Make sure to stay tuned after the episode to find out which killer we’ll be covering next week and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TASKG_, Instagram @_TASKG_, and our The American Serial Killer Guidebook Facebook page to stay updated on everything we have going on and to learn more about your favorite American serial killers. We also like to post little tidbits about different killers not widely known and not included in our episodes as a little something extra for our social media family. Who’s ready to find out just how deranged and brutal Eyler really was during the evisceration of his victims? Yeah? Then let’s get this horror show on the road.

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In addition to being born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Eyler is the fourth child of parents who divorced when he was two years old. His father was an emotionally and physically abusive alcoholic and after his parents divorced, he bounced around from babysitters, foster families, or was simply left with his older sibling who was only ten years old while his mother worked two jobs as a waitress and factory worker. Eyler’s mother married three more times in 1957, 1960, and 1972 with all ending in divorce due to her husbands all being alcoholics who physically and emotionally abused her and her children. 

Dropping out of high school in his senior year, he worked odd jobs for several years before earning his GED. In spite of occasional enrollments in college between 1974 and 1978, Eyler left without a degree, eventually moving to Chicago. Eyler realized his homosexuality at an early age but, while openly gay, friends and relatives were unaware of his struggle with his homosexual tendencies, which fascinated, but also repulsed him. He would eventually learn to take his sex forcefully and then to eliminate the evidence of his shame.

While driving along 7th street in Terre Haute on Aug. 3, 1978, Larry Eyler picked up 19-year-old Marine Craig Long who was hitching. Eyler promptly propositioned Long for sex who told Eyler in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t gay and tried to jump out of Eylers pickup truck but before he could get out Eyler put a knife to Long’s chest. This prompted Long to tell him “Hey man, I don’t have any money” with Eyler replying “I don’t want your money” before driving him to an empty rural field then telling him to take off his clothes then handcuffing him and tying his ankles at knifepoint.

Eyler then told him to get in the back of his truck but, once Eyler started taking off his clothes, Long saw his chance to flee and took it yelling “You queer” but Eyler was too quick, and Long’s ankles were bound allowing Eyler to catch up stabbing Long in the chest and puncturing his lung. Long knew his only chance of escaping death was to play dead so that’s exactly what he did and once Eyler got dressed and left, Long managed to make it to a nearby house where those home called emergency medical personnel.

Now this is the even stranger part of this mess. Eyler drove to the house after realizing Long had survived and he made it there just as Long was receiving first aid. He gave the deputy on the scene the handcuff key and said he stabbed Long accidentally while engaging in some rough sexual activity. Long denied the claims and Eyler was arrested and during the search of his truck, deputies found the hunting knife used in the alleged assault, a whip with a metal tip, a butcher knife, another set of cuffs, a sword, and, of all things, tear gas. One, where the hell did he get tear gas and two, what exactly was he planning on doing with it?

Eyler was all set to plead guilty to aggravated battery rather than attempted murder for some reason but, less than three weeks after the initial assault on August 23rd, 1978, he bonded out of jail on $10,000 bail raised by friends of the psychopath. That same day, Eylers friend and father figure Robert David Little offered Long a check for $2,500 to drop the charges which he did. Eyler immediately changed his plea to not guilty and was acquitted on Nov 13th with nothing more than court costs in the amount of $43. 

Just think of the lives that could have been saved if Craig Long would have refused the $2,500 offered by Robert David Little. I find it hard to believe that the guy was bound and stabbed in the lung and all it took for him to forget pressing charges was a measly $2,500 so, for less than 3 grand, Eyler got away with attempted murder which kickstarted his new brutal pastime of eviscerating young gay men.

Larry Eyler met 20 yr. old John Dobrovolskis in August of 1981who was married and lived with their two biological and three foster kids in Chicago. With his wife’s blessing, Dobrovolskis began a sexual relationship with Eyler who they let live with them on weekdays for paying 1/3 of the rent. Although Dobrovolskis was married, Eyler was possessive which led to quite a few physical fights between the two with Robert Little sometimes instigating the fights due to his being jealous of Eyler and Dobrovolskis’s long-term relationship. Eyler worked as a house painter during the weekdays he was living with Dobrovolskis but spent his weekends working as a liquor store clerk in Greencastle Indiana and living at Little’s Terre Haute residence.

Possibly Eylers first murder victim, who was not included in his official kill count for some reason, was 14 yr. old Delvoyd Baker, a black teenage male prostitute who frequented the Monument Circle area of Indianapolis. Bakers’ strangled body was found dumped on a roadside north of Indianapolis on October 3rd, 1982. This is something I’ve never understood, the killing of children. How can what’s supposed to be a Human Being not only hurt a 14 yr. old boy but kill him and dump him on the side of the road like he’s garbage. This is someone’s little boy, there’s a mother, or father or sibling somewhere out there waiting on this kid to come home and he’s lying dead on the side of the road because some animal wanted to satisfy his need to kill.

Larry Eylers fetish for killing nearly came to an end on October 12th, 1982, as he lured 21 yr. old Craig Townsend into his truck near Crown Point Indiana. After being drugged and beaten comatose by Eyler he was abandoned naked in a rural field resulting in physical damage from exposure, but he survived. Before detectives could finish their investigation, Townsend escaped from the hospital and disappeared. I don’t blame the kid for being scared but if he would have waited and given detectives the information they needed, Eyler would have been off the streets and the next victims could have been spared. He is the second person to survive Eyler that still didn’t result in his being taken off the streets for good.

On October 23rd of the same year, less than 3 weeks after finding Delvoyd Baker, the body of 19 yr. old Steven Crockett was found in a field outside of Lowell Indiana having been stabbed an aggressive 32 times with four of the wounds puncturing his head. Two weeks later the body of Robert Foley was found dead by stabbing in a field outside of Joliet Illinois on November 4th, but he was incorrectly attributed to Larry Eyler by the Central Indiana Multi-Agency Investigation Team who later removed him from Eylers’ list of victims.

Eyler spent Christmas dumping the body of 25 yr. old John R. Johnson in a rural field just outside of Belshaw Indiana. Only 3 days after Christmas, the body of 21 yr. old John Roach, who had disappeared 3 days before Christmas, was found near Belleville and had been the victim of a frenzied knife attack. The same day the body of 23 yr. old Steven Agan was discovered in a wooded area North of Newport Indiana. Agan had left his mom’s house on December 19th to see a movie and was not seen again until his body was discovered. Investigators believe that Agan was killed in a nearby farm shed where pieces of his flesh were found on nails embedded in the walls. His throat was cut, and police believe he was hung upside down and gutted like a deer. He was found wearing white tube socks that weren’t his.

On March 4th, 1983, the body of Edgar Underkofler was found outside of Danville Illinois and had been physically eviscerated like the rest of Eylers victims. Only this time, he also had his shoes and socks removed and replaced with a pair of white tube socks that he didn’t own. On March 21st, 1983, Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop owner 26 yr. old Jay Reynolds of Lexington Kentucky left his wife and 9-week-old son to close his store for the night. His body was found the next day at the bottom of a ditch and had been stabbed repeatedly.

Dr. Richard Pless, the forensic pathologist who had performed the autopsies on Steven Agan, John Roach, and Edgar Underkofler, recognized the similarities in all 3 deaths and call the Indiana State police recommending a centralized investigation into the murders but they chose to ignore him and left matters to the local police to investigate individually in their respective jurisdictions.

A month later on April 8th, 28 yr. old Gustavo Herrera’s body was found on a building work site covered with debris and garbage. He was a closeted gay man with two children who was known to frequent gay bars and for reasons known only to himself, Eyler felt the need to cut off Herrera’s right hand which police found nearby to his body. A week later and only a couple of miles away from the Hererra dumpsite, the body of 16 yr. old Ervin Gibson and his dog were found in a wooded area covered with branches and debris. Gibson is the second child victim of Eyler showing he’s more than willing to kill anyone who catches his fancy regardless of age.

On May 9th in a creek south of Chicago, the body of a young black man, 18 yr. old Jimmy Roberts, was found with his pants pulled down around his ankles. He had been raped and was stabbed a horrific 30 times. The same day in Henderson County, the body of 21 yr. old street hustler Daniel McNeive was found with his entrails hanging out and stabbed 27 times. Their bodies were also sent to Dr. Richard Pless who again recognized the killers’ style and reached out to the state police a second time only this time they were more than willing to listen and take action.

The Central Indiana Multi-Agency Investigative Team was formed under Lt. Jerry Campbell and his team of over 50 officers compiled a list of unsolved crimes involving young men and boys and by June 6th they had a suspect thanks to Thomas Henderson, a former lover of Eylers who named him as the man they were looking for. Police finally had enough information to put Eyler under surveillance but not before the skeletal remains of another victim were found in Ford County, Illinois on July 2nd, 1983.

On August 31, 1983, Ralph Calise was found dumped 30 miles from his home near Lake Forest Illinois and had been dead less than 12 hours. Unlike the others, his body was still bound with clothesline and surgical tape with his pants pulled down around his ankles and he had been stabbed 17 times. He was last seen the night before leaving his girlfriends house to go out and party but the location where his body was found was close to where the bodies of Gustavo Herrera and Ervin Gibson were found earlier that year. Another piece of the puzzle was found when police realized that Calise only lived two doors down from Herrera with Crockett and Johnson living very close by.

By this time the Illinois State Police were putting together the pattern and decided to join the Indiana task force who, with the assistance of the FBI, developed a psych profile of the killer that matched Eyler to a tee. The task force put out a be on the lookout for Eyler and on September 30th, 1983, he was spotted by state trooper Kenneth Buehrle when Eyler and a hitchhiker named Daryl Hayward were seen walking back to Eylers illegally parked truck on the side of a state highway. When questioned, Eyler said they had stopped to relieve themselves, but Daryl Hayward told the officer that Eyler had paid him $100 for bondage-style sex and they decided to go to an old farm shed known to Eyler when Hayward felt too exposed on the side of the highway which probably saved his life.

Eyler was arrested for solicitation of prostitution and after searching his truck police found a bloody knife and noticed his boots matched plaster casts taken at the Calise scene. After testing the blood on the knife and finding it matched that of Ralph Calise, they tested the tire tread of his truck against plaster casts taken at the crime scene and those matched as well. That same day two investigators from the Central Indiana Multi-Agency Investigation Team interviewed Eyler and explained to him that he was the suspect in the series of murders due to a phone call from a source they refused to identify.

 Eyler was very cooperative answering their questions with the exception that he refused to discuss his sexuality. He denied taking part in any of the murders and agreed to have his mugshot and fingerprints taken, a polygraph at a future date determined by the taskforce and the forensic examination of his truck where they found nylon rope, handcuffs, a hammer, not one but two baseball bats, a mallet and surgical tape along with the other items mentioned earlier. You would think this would have been a slam dunk but somehow Larry Eyler was released with his truck.

Fearing his knowledge that he was now a suspect in the series of murders, task force investigators obtained an October 1st search warrant for the home of his mentor Robert David Little who paid attack survivor Craig Long $2,500 to drop the charges against Eyler. Investigators went in during the dawn hours of October 2nd and found credit card receipts and phone bills showing that not only was Eyler in the vicinity of multiple murders when they happened, but that Eyler made collect calls to Little shortly after the times investigators believe the murders took place.

 Eylers truck was again impounded on October 2nd, and he was brought to Waukegan to be interviewed by special investigator Dan Colin where he admitted his love of bondage and that he often argued with John Dobrovolskis and his wife, and that John sometimes physically abused him but denied any involvement in the murders. Once the investigator mentioned that after double-checking, the tire tracks and boot prints from the Calise crime scene matched his tires and boots, he still denied involvement but when Colin mentioned that he thought Eyler was finding and stabbing victims as a way of getting revenge whenever John Dobrovolskis hit him it made him wince.

Detectives had no choice but to release Eyler on October 4th when Eyler retained Chicago attorney Kenneth Ditkowsky who, after confirming police had insufficient evidence to formally charge Eyler with murder, filed a $250,000 civil suit against the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police for violating Eylers civil rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. On October 6th, investigators sent the tire and boot prints to the FBI for closer analysis and the FBI found more blood in his boots and that the boots matched the prints found at the scene on four points of wear and weight displacement. Also, the tires on Eylers truck were from two different manufacturers that precisely matched those from the crime scene by manufacturer and tread depth.

On October 27th investigators from both jurisdictions had a meeting to determine if they had sufficient evidence to formally charge Eyler in the death of Ralph Calise and they decided they did. On October 28th they got a warrant to draw hair and blood samples from Eyler to compare to the evidence already retrieved from his truck and they collected them from Eyler the next day while he was at court for his civil suit which I’m sure pissed him and his attorney off. On October 29th, 1983, Eyler was formally charged with the murder of Ralph Calise and his bond was set at $1 million.

November 1st investigators obtained a second warrant to search Rober Little’s residence and although they took 221 items, none of them belonged to any of the victims. A key they found did exactly match a key that was found under the body of Steven Agan that was later discovered to be to an old office of Eylers from 1982. November 12th, Eyler switched attorneys to David Schippers. Here’s where shit gets really crazy. Eylers new attorney convinced Lake County Circuit judge William Block to rule that although Eyler was legally arrested on his initial arrest of soliciting prostitution on the side of the highway with Hayward, the evidence collected was done so without probable cause making his detention at the time illegal. 

After a few more hearings on motions to suppress, on February 1st ,1984, Judge Block determined that all evidence was based on the initial illegal gathering of evidence, so the chain of search warrants and subsequent evidence were all suppressed with the only evidence deemed admissible being the tire impressions and hair and blood samples. The judge also lowered his bail to $10,000 resulting on Eyler walking free on February 6th. His family and once again, Rober David Little paying his bail fees with Eyler restricted from leaving the state of Illinois.

A month after getting out of jail Eyler permanently moved to an apartment in Rogers Park Chicago with the furniture, rent, and a new set of truck tires supplied by Robert Little. Even after all he had been through and knowing the authorities were watching him Eyler couldn’t go 6 months before old habits took over. On the 19th of August 1984, 16 yr. old Daniel Bridges was lured to Eylers apartment for paid sex. Once there, Bridges was bound to a chair and beaten and stabbed to death before being drained of blood and dismembered in Eylers bathtub.

Eyler disposed of the body parts in six trash bags and threw them in the complex’s trash dumpsters where they were found on the morning of August 21st, 1984, by janitor Joseph Balla. Once reported to police they questioned the other janitors, one of which had seen Larry Eyler dumping them the evening before. By this time Eylers name was well known amongst Chicago police who recognized it immediately and CPD Captain Francis Nolan told four officers to detain anyone in apartment 106 regardless of who it is.

Minutes later Eyler was arrested along with his longtime lover John Dobrovolskis who was released a short time later. Over the next two days, August 21st and 22nd, forensic investigators using Luminol found large amounts of blood had been cleaned from Eylers bathroom and it had been very recently painted. Unfortunately for Eyler, investigators also found blood on a mattress, chair, a sofa, and under the floorboards at the entrance to the bathroom that he had missed when attempting to clean up the evidence.

Daniel Bridges bloody clothes were also found around the apartment along with Eylers fingerprints inside and outside of the bags used to dispose of the body. Detectives located a hacksaw and blades in the utility room along with a receipt showing Eyler had recently purchased the blades used to dismember bridges in the bathtub. Once Eyler was formally charged with Bridges murder on August 22nd, he had the nerve to say his fingerprints got on the bag when he moved them out of the way while dumping his own garbage, but investigators weren’t buying it because he had no explanation for how they got inside the bags.

After getting spanked at their earlier attempt at prosecuting Eyler, new prosecutors Mark Rakoczy and Rick Stock were not taking any chances. To get the death penalty they had to seek aggravating circumstances so on July 1st, 1986, the first day of his trial, in addition to the murder charge, they charged Eyler with felonious aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and concealment of Bridges body. Eyler was tried before Cook County Illinois Judge Joseph Urso and being flat broke, was appointed two public defenders named Claire Hilliard and Tom Allen with attorney David Schippers providing supporting council pro bono.

During opening statements, prosecutor mark Rakoczy stated that when a janitor had asked him what he was throwing away Eyler responded with “Some shit from my apartment”. In defense councils opening statement, David Schippers said that although Eyler was seen handling the bags with Bridges body, no one had actually seen him kill Bridges and that two other men had been in Eylers apartment from august 19th to the 21st.

Also, a forensic search of Eylers truck turned up no evidence that Bridges had been in it and as for the aggravated kidnapping charge, no one could prove that Bridges had not gone into Eylers apartment willingly. Prosecutions first witness was Robert Little himself who said he was at Eylers apartment between August 17th and 19th although he said he went home the night of Bridges murder. The doctor who performed the autopsy on Bridges testified it was the most heinous act he’d ever seen and that the wounds precisely matched the hacksaw blades found in Eylers apartment but on cross-examination he said the victim had alcohol and cocaine in his system meaning he may have entered Eylers apartment voluntarily.

On the 4th of July, janitor Al Burdicki testified that on August 20th, he saw Eyler make between 8-12 trips to his storage locker at the complex and when asked, Eyler said he was getting tools for a job but then a few hours later he saw Eyler make 3 different trips to the garbage dumpster with the specific bags. July 7th John Dobrovolskis testified that the day Bridges disappeared he called Eyler and tried to come over, but Eyler said no and when he insisted Eyler chose to come to his house looking freshly showered and not interested in having sex which told Dobrovolskis that Eyler was with another man, and he knew that Robert Little had been at Eylers apartment.

Robert Little told the court that he left 15 minutes before the last time Bridges was seen alive on August 19th and said he had driven to Terre Haute to pay a tax bill which he had a receipt for, but prosecutors believed it was simply to provide an alibi. Closing arguments were presented on July 9th with prosecutors outlining Bridges injuries and Eylers attempts at covering up the evidence. Defense attorney David Schippers presented the jury with the fact that the bondage injuries to Daniel Bridges were consistent with sex and could not be ruled out as consensual while Robert Little could have been the killer because the defense said he didn’t leave until 2:45 am the morning of the murder and used a tax bill that wasn’t due for 2 months as an alibi to try to convict his client.

It only took the jury 3 hours to return a verdict of guilty of aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, concealment of Bridges body, and most importantly, murder and Eylers face showed no emotion the entire time like the psychopathic serial killer he is. On September 30th, prosecutors allowed the four people familiar with Eylers violent nature, including the survivors to his prior attacks, to testify to his brutality and unforgiving nature while defense council presented four character witnesses, two of which were his mother and sister, who begged the court for his life. 

On October 3rd at 10 am Judge Urso, after battling with his own religious beliefs addressed the court and sentenced Eyler saying "The senseless and barbaric murder of a 16-year-old boy, a killing which was so brutal it defies description, shows me your complete disregard for human life. If there ever was a person or a situation for which the death penalty is appropriate, it is you. You are an evil person. You truly deserve to die for your acts. I thereby sentence you to death for the murder of Danny Bridges, committed during the course of his aggravated kidnapping."

Eyler was transferred to death row at Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois where he underwent extensive psychological testing and in May of 1988, he filed a formal appeal against his conviction stating that, although he dismembered and dumped Daniel Bridges body, Robert David Little was the person who actually committed the murder while he was out of the apartment. He also said that Little was the one who drove Bridges to his apartment and that Littles vehicle was never forensically tested nor his alibi that he was paying a tax bill corroborated. 

The appeal wasn’t formally heard until May of 1989 but was dismissed the following October with his initial execution date set for March 14th, 1990. In November of 1990 Eyler was assigned a new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, from the Illinois Appellate Defenders office to handle his appeals but that same month, prosecutor Larry Thomas of Vermillion County obtained the physical evidence from Eyler that was previously suppressed by Judge Block, and he was going to present it to an Indiana grand jury to see if it was solid enough to indict Eyler on the December 1982 murder of Steven Agan.

Hearing he was about to be indicted, Eyler made an agreement to confess and testify against Little to avoid another death penalty saying that Agan was killed by Robert Little with his assistance. Prosecutors made the agreement and Eyler provided a 17-page confession on December 4th, 1990. Eyler pleaded guilty on December 13th and testified against Little after taking a polygraph stating Little was the actual killer which the polygraph verified as truth. Little was arrested on December 18th and charged with Agans murder while on the 28th Eyler received 60 years for his part in the killing. In January of 1991, Eyler made an offer that he would confess to 20 more murders and provides detailed information if the state of Illinois would commute his death sentence and gave them until the end of January but they ultimately refused his offer.

Robert Little began his trial on April 11th, 1991, in Vermillion County where Eyler testified that the two of them would often bring men to Little’s house for bondage sex and how on December 19th, 1982, they picked up Agan with promises of alcohol and eventually got him to agree to a bondage photo session for money. Eyler said they took Agan to an old farm shed in the country and after tying his hands and securing them above his head to a beam, Little told Eyler to get out his knife before Little started stabbing Agan. 

Once Eyler started stabbing he said that Little began taking polaroid’s and masturbating before finally telling Eyler, “Ok, kill the motherfucker.” On April 12th, Dr. John Pless who had done Agans autopsy on December 28th, 1982, said that he believed that Agan was killed prior to December 21st of 1982. Defense attorney James Voyles said his client couldn’t have done it because Little had been at his mothers in Florida the week before Christmas every year since 1958 and his mother corroborated that although it was disproven by prosecutors who provided a receipt from an auto garage in Terre Haute dated December 21st, 1982, and a phone bill proved a phone call had been made from Littles house that same day.

Littles defense refused to let him testify and closing arguments were delivered on April 17th. Prosecutors detailed the murder as a performance orchestrated by Little to satisfy his sadistic urges and that Eyler had nothing to gain by implicating Little since he had already admitted to his part in the murder. The defense said that Little was a victim of Eyler trying to commute his death sentence by introducing another murderer to give prosecutors another conviction while getting revenge on Little for testifying against him in Eylers earlier trial and finished by asking the jury if they would convict an honorable man based on Larry Eylers word.

It took 7 hours for the jury to acquit Robert David Little on April 17th who smiled while Steven Agans parents and brother ran from the courtroom. Little held a press conference where he said how glad he was everything was over and stated that he was returning to his teaching position at Indiana State University. I don’t know about anyone else, but I think it says a lot about that school when they are willing to let this man come back to school and teach students after everything that came out about him and the possibility that he was guilty of any part of the crimes he was accused of.

He definitely had balls to return to the classroom and look all of his coworkers and students in the eyes again with people wondering if he had gotten away with murder not once but multiple times. The Illinois executioner was cheated of his day when Eyler died of AIDS-related complications on March 6th, 1994, at Pontiac Correctional center after being seriously ill for about 10 days. Two days after Eylers death, his attorney Kathleen Zellner held a press conference where she revealed the names and details of 17 people Eyler confessed to killing to ease his conscience on his deathbed. He also mentioned Steven Crockett, Steven Agan, an unidentified white male he killed in May 1983, and another white male he murdered in April 1984, all of which he claimed he was assisted in the murders by Robert David Little who Zellner called “an unnamed individual still living in Indiana.”

According to Zellner, Eyler had stated that Little was the father figure he never had who provided Eyler with financial support while he would bring home young men for sex and was manipulated by Little to start the violent killing in the first place and was aware of all of Eylers crimes. By the end, Eyler had killed upwards of 23 young men and boys while engaging in his sadomasochistic fantasies. Although his confession was aimed at providing some amount of solace to his victims’ families, nothing he could do would make up for the lives he and his alleged accomplice destroyed during those two years of hell.

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of The American Serial Killer guidebook and our deep dive into the killings and love triangle of Larry Eyler who killed over 20 young men and boys of the LGBTQ+ community in a two-year period before finally being stopped. If any of you Taskers have any more information regarding the Eyler killings, recommendations for an episode, or just want to say hey you can message us on social media or email us directly at Elton@taskg.net or cherish@taskg.net. Make sure to check out next week's episode when we will be discussing necrophiliac torturer, rapist, and serial killer Jerome "Jerry" Brudos. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode about your favorite serial killers, recommend us to family and friends, and leave us a rating and review. Thanks again loyal Taskers and we can’t wait to fill your ears with murder and mayhem again next week.

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