10 Serial Killers Who Turned Themselves In

10. Wayne Adam Ford

Wayne Adam Ford
California Department of Corrections

In November 1998, 36-year-old tow truck driver Wayne Adam Ford walked into a Humboldt County sheriff's office in Eureka, California and produced the severed breast of his most recent victim, Patricia Tamez, before confessing to killing four women between 1997 and 1998.

As just two years of age, Ford suffered a severe head injury and another when he was hit by a drunk driver at age 18, severely altering his personality, developing violent impulses which would result in him being institutionalised several times.

Ford would then be arrested for attacking prostitutes and animals - serving a brief sentence for the latter - and also raping a 15-year-old girl, but the murders only began after his second wife left him in 1996 and he became an alcoholic.

Ford's first murder took place on October 17, 1997, and after killing and dismembering three more women within the following year, turned himself in for fear that he was going to kill his ex-wife next and leave his son, Max, an orphan.

Ford expressed remorse for his crimes and was eventually sentenced to death for the four murders. He currently sits on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.


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