Driven to Kill
Westley Allan Dodd: The man who loved to kill little boys.
Dodd leaned up against a telephone pole near the playground of Richmond Elementary School and watched the kids for a while. His attention drifted to a cute blond boy who looked between four and five years old. He was having fun climbing up a solid, stone-covered mound called "the volcano."
There were no adults around, only a few older children playing a short distance away.
After watching him for a few more minutes, Dodd walked over to the little boy and said, "Hi." The little boy looked up at him and smiled. Dodd, brimming with confidence, smiled back.
"Would you like to have some fun and make some money?" Dodd asked. The boy seemed unsure at first, but was not frightened. Finally, he shook his head no.
"Come on," Dodd urged, still smiling. "This will be fun." When Dodd reached out his hand, the boy took it. They walked together toward the end of the school building, then disappeared around the corner.
It was the last time anyone ever saw the boy alive. His name was Lee Joseph Iseli.
Driven to Kill
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DRIVEN TO KILL: The True Story of Sex Killer Westley Allan Dodd
By all appearances, twenty-nine-year-old Westley Allan Dodd was the perfect all-American boy–model high school student, camp counselor and U.S. Navy enlistee. But behind his mask of normalcy lurked a predatory sex fiend with a seventeen-year history of appalling acts of molestation and violence. Children were his victims and the parks of the Pacific Northwest his personal hunting grounds.
On September 4, 1989, his unnatural desires had driven him to abduct, torture and kill two young boys in Vancouver, Washington. Undetected despite his record, Dodd killed a third innocent victim only weeks later near Portland, Oregon. But only when he was caught trying to kidnap a child from a local movie theater was he finally taken into custody by police. Confessing to these heinous murders, he was convicted on all three counts and sentenced to death.
On January 5, 1993 at 12:05 a.m., Westley Allan Dodd became the first criminal in America in nearly three decades to be executed by hanging.
Based on exclusive access to police files and riveting trial testimony, personal interviews with Dodd himself and excerpts from his chilling “diary of death,” Driven to Kill dramatically recounts a hideous spree of death and horror that brought every parent’s worst nightmare frighteningly to life! Driven to Kill is an unforgettable true crime account of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most heinous serial killers.
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