Last Call With A Killer: Inside NYC’s LGBTQ Notorious Serial Killer
“You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.” The lead singer for Semisonic croons on the ubiquitous bar shut down song Closing Time. There is also an insinuation that he knows who his paramour for the evening will be but the bar has to close first. Scenes like this play out at bars all across the country every night. Men, women, non-binary, etc. will scramble into another’s arms, so they can have companionship for one night.
Or what could be their final night. Unless the person they went home with is a friend/coworker/lover, then chances are not much is known about them. They could be an undercover cop or a run of the mill serial killer and everything in between. Such was the case with Richard Rogers. Who also happened to be known as Last Call Killer.
A Nice Guy
Richard Rogers. It’s almost as if he was named to be a boring, drab, and unremarkable man. If this were a piece of fiction, the audience would rightly be suspicious of him. Based on his name alone, there is something he is hiding. In real life though, people appreciated Rogers. They thought he was a nice guy, and lamented that dating seemed elusive to him.
Rogers worked as a male nurse at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in the heart of Manhattan. He was soon elevated to surgical nurse because he was so fastidious and on top of it all.
When neighbors learned about his secret life, they were shocked! How could a serial killer have lived among them and them not know? Apparently, they have never watched a news report about serial killers before, this is their MO. Robert Roldan told The New York Daily News, “Richard was the kind of neighbor that everyone wished to have.” He might be rethinking that quote right about now. John Fille brown, Rogers’ cousin says Rogers was “a normal and thoughtful person with goals in his life, good habits and a good social life.” Ummm…
Not So Normal
Is it normal to have sex with a man and then dismember him and shove his fallacious down his throat? If so, that is not something taught at Gay U. It should be. There might even be a few guys with that kink but mostly no.