This auction is for a letter from executed Florida serial killer Mr. Danny Rolling, also known as "The Gainesville Ripper" (5/26/1954 – 10/25/2006). Rolling went on a murder spree in August of 1990 killing five college students in Gainesville, FL. He raped several of his female victims and would often mutilate their corpses, decapitating one of them. The grisly scenes earned him his monaker. After being arrested on unrelated crimes, Rolling was linked to the murders and to triple homicide in Louisiana. Just before trial Rolling plead guilty to the series of Florida murders. He was sentenced to death on April 20, 1994. During his incarceration Rolling became well known for his artwork. He life and crimes were the subject of many books and true crime documentaries. His execution was carried out on 10/25/2006. Rolling was 52.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The missive is one page, dated 9/7/2005, and signed, "Danny." There are several of Rolling's signature calligraphy/Old English styled letters on both the letter and envelope. The original mailing envelope is postmarked 9/9/2005 with eight lines of address written in Rolling's hand. The letter and envelope come inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and have been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
California Department of Corrections Memorandum detailing the arrest of Mr. Rice.