Maury Troy Travis was an American serial killer who committed suicide in a St. Louis county jail, after being arrested for murder. Travis was named in a Federal criminal complaint for the murders of two women. At the time of the murders, Travis was a waiter and on parole for a robbery in 1989. While in his letter Travis claimed to have murdered 17 women, some authorities were doubtful, others thought he may have murdered up to 20 women. He sent a letter and a map to the press and has the dubious honour of being the first serial killer to be caught by Google. That shows advances in technology are making it more and more difficult for a serial killer to remain active.
Serial Killer: Maury Travis