EP164: The Route 40 Killer
Steven Pennell is the only known serial killer from Delaware. He is about as cliche as serial killers come. He drove a creeper van filled with tools from his trade and got pleasure from torturing sex workers.Written by Alison Schwartz and edited by Talia
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