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If You End Up Vacationing In These Areas, Watch Out For The Dead Bodies

OCTOBER 30, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

Don't think for one second that I haven't thought about how writing all of these posts about murderers might someday make it really hard for me if I'm ever accused of murdering someone. This article really isn't going to help in that situation.

Still, I thought it would be interesting for readers to know about a few common places where murderers tend to bury their victims. Keep in mind that I don't have any personal experience in burying people. Just throwing that out there.

Des Plaines River

Both John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer disposed of their victims' bodies in this river, which stretches from Wisconsin to Illinois. They each had quite the drive to get to the river, but they couldn't find places to hide their victims in their respective cities of Chicago and Milwaukee without making things too obvious.

Leakin Park

This Baltimore park has gained attention recently thanks to the popular Serial podcast, and the area is now known as the place where Hae Min Lee's body was found. Sadly, there was nothing special about her burial. The park is known as the city's "largest unregistered graveyard" because of how common it is to find dead bodies hidden in the brush.

Mojave Desert

This burial spot is a mob favorite, and serial killers love it, too. William Richard Bradford was one of those killers, and many claim that he buried his 54 victims somewhere in this vast wasteland that stretches across parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.


The endless swamplands of Florida are the perfect places for murderers to hide bodies. After all, the area already smells like rotting flesh! Serial killers Ottis Elwood Toole (the Jacksonville Cannibal) and Henry Lee Lucas both disposed of bodies here. There is also supposedly a murder cult that performs sadistic ceremonies somewhere in the swamps.

East River

The river that separates Manhattan and New Jersey is full of so many bodies that police expect to see a number of corpses rise to the surface during the spring each year. They call it the "spring harvest," and it happens every April.

Green River

This 65-mile river in Washington was the perfect place for Gary Ridgway (the Green River Killer) to dump the first five of his 71 victims in the 1980s and '90s. Just this year, someone took a page out of the Green River Killer's book and stuffed a dead woman in a suitcase with the intentions of dropping her into the river.

There's a reason why this post is hanging out on CreepyBasement and not on JustDIY. This is for intrigue only! And if you are a murderer, don't tell the police that you got any ideas from me!