Maury Travis: The St. Louis Video Strangler

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Maury Travis was one of the most vile predators of the early 2000’s. Over the course of his two year killing spree, he brutally tortured, raped, and strangled upwards of twenty women; all the while documenting his sadistic crimes on video. Travis preyed upon the marginalized and impoverished communities of Missouri and Illinois; specifically targeting sex workers and women of color as his victims.