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Who is the woman in the photo with a serial killer?

This photo is believed to have been taken
between 2001-2003.  Do you know who
this woman is?

11/7/15 – Authorities are asking for help to identify a woman, who is posing with a serial killer, so they can be sure she is okay.


In the photo on the left is an unknown woman and Michael Thomas Garguilo a suspected serial killer from Los Angeles.

Garguillo is currently in jail and has been there for 7 years waiting for his court day for the alleged murder of three young women and the attempted murder of a fourth.  Police believe he may be responsible for the death of 10 woman, and they are circulating the photo of him and the woman to see if the public can identify who the woman is.

Garguilo has several media names, from “Chiller Killer,” “Boy Next Door Killer” and the “Hollywood Ripper.”  He was charged with murder in 2011 for the 1993 murder of Tricia Pacaccio, 18, Ashley Ellen, 23, who was stabbed to death in 2001, and Maria Bruno, 32, who was murdered in 2005 and Michelle Murphy he allegedly attempted to kill in 2008.

Garguilo was living in Glenville, Ill., in 1993 when Pacaccio was found stabbed to death on her front porch.  DNA under her fingernails was matched to Garguillo in 2003, but he was not arrested.

In 1998, Garguillo was in Hollywood and even got a role as a boxer in a student film.  He also worked as a bouncer and a/c repairman and was seen with Ashley Ellen, who was also dating Ashton Kutcher at the time.  Ellen was found stabbed to death in her home in 2001.

In 2005, Garguilo lived at an apartment complex where Maria Bruno was found stabbed to death in her bed.  Michelle Murphy almost met the same fate but she was able to fight off her attacker.  She is still waiting to be a witness at Garguilo’s trial.

“It’s possible, and we’re hoping, that she is fine and living her life.  We’d simply like to identify her and confirm that she’s okay,” said LA County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Lillienfeld.


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