Maury Travis

Maury Travis

Maury Travis
Background information
Birth name: Maury Troy Travis
Born: October 25, 1965
Died: June 10, 2002
Cause of death: Suicide
Number of victims: 12-17
Span of killings: 2000–2002
Country: USA
State(s): Missouri
Date apprehended: 2002

Maury Troy Travis (October 25, 1965June 10, 2002) was an American serial killer who committed suicide in a St. Louis county jail, after being arrested for murder. Travis murdered at least 12 prostitutes, and claimed to have killed 17, all in separate incidents between 2000 and 2002 in his home in Ferguson, Missouri. He was caught when he anonymously mailed a map to the body of one his victims to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; the map was later found to have come from and linked to his computer.

Forensic Files aired the story of his crime spree. The episode was entitled: “X Marks the Spot”.

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