Gary Ridgway is convicted for the murder of 49 women, but admitted the number could rise to 90. He killed his victims by strangling them and then dumping their bodies in the green river. For which he was given the nickname the Green River Killer by the media. He was finally caught in 2001 after many years of terrorizing the women of Washington. After being caught, he submitted a plea bargain, in which he agreed to assist the police in finding the remaining dead bodies in exchange for changing the death penalty to life imprisonment. He is known as the Most Prolific Serial killer of America. Interestingly Ted Bundy, another serial killer had actually helped the police to catch Ridgway.