The killer moved in plain sight on the foggy morning of Sept. 6, 1982, in the tiny southeast Alaskan fishing village of Craig.
Hours after shooting his eight victims with what police believe was a .22-caliber pistol or rifle, he fired up the engines on the 58-foot fishing boat Investor,
waving nonchalantly to a nearby skipper as he moved the vessel — with
his victims’ bodies inside — to a secluded bay a mile outside of town.
He motored back to the weather-beaten docks in the Investor’s
skiff, returning the next afternoon with a can of gasoline to set the
craft ablaze before speeding back to town and then vanishing.
Authorities would later describe the suspect as a white male in his
early 20s with a pockmarked complexion.