Larry Ralston


Larry Ralston murdered at least four young women in the Tri-State area. 

His first victim was a 17-year-old girl, who disappeared while waiting for a bus on her first day at a new school.  Her dismembered body was later found scattered in a wooded area.  Three other young women, ranging from 16 to 23 years old, would be found buried in different shallow graves.

Ralston told police that he would look for hitchhiking victims, would drive them around drinking and smoking marijuana with them, and then would strangle them to death when the rejected his sexual advances.  Ralston also has a fascination with watching people die and reported that he would often skip his lunch hour at a hospital to go watch people who were dying.

Ralston was originally sentenced to death, but had his sentence commuted to life. 

Ralston is a very dangerous individual who should never set foot outside of prison.  Parole should be denied.


Madison Correctional Institution
Aggravated Murder
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