Joel Rifkin was a quiet landscaper in NY. NYC, averaging 2K murders/yr., was unaware a serial killer was at work. He was caught in '93. While driving to dump his 17th vic, his license tag fell off and he was pulled over by passing police officer. The officer had no idea who he had apprehended or what he was about to find. The body had been decomposing in the trunk for 3 days. By nightfall, officials realized they'd caught the most prolific serial killer in NY history.
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Joel Rifkin of East Meadow, NY killed at least 17 women, mostly prostitutes in the NY area. He was caught driving a pickup with no license plates and a 3 day old corpse sitting next to him. Rifkin was sentenced to 203 years to life in Attica.
Joel Rifkin Rifkin in court Background information Birth name Joel David Rifkin Also known as "Joel the Ripper" Born January 1959 (age New York Penalty 203 years to life Killings Number of victims Country US State(s) New York Date apprehended June 1993