S2E07: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 01

CW: Rape, Sexual Abuse


Writer: Gemma Harris

Most of us are familiar with reality tv shows where people are isolated in remote locations around the world to test and demonstrate their skills, stamina and endurance required to overcome the obstacles presented by mother nature. Extreme temperatures, exposure, hunger, dehydration, and exhaustion - not to mention threats from native wildlife, all pose additional complications.

Listener... what happens when you’re stranded and don’t have that experience and those survival skills? No idea how far away you are from the closest town? No way of knowing when - or if - you’ll be rescued? And listener - what if, stranded in the middle of nowhere, the movement of the person you could suddenly hear as they made their way through the trees towards you, belonged to someone who wasn’t coming to help you - but to hunt you?

REFERENCES:

ARTICLES

D’Oro, R. 22 Aug 2014. ‘Robert Hansen, convicted serial killer in Alaska, dies at 75’. The Washington Post.

Hale, L. ‘Unsolved Murder: Did Alaskan Serial Killer Robert Hansen Kill Beth van Zanten?’. The Lineup.

Leavitt, S. 5 Sep 2014. ‘Serial Killer’s Victim Exhumed In Alaska: Who Is ‘Horseshoe Harriet’?’. Inquisitr.

Newton, J. 4 Sep 2014. ‘ ‘We just want her to be identified’: Body of Alaska serial killer victim exhumed 30 years after she was found dead’. The Daily Mail.

Schnell, L. 1 July 2019. ‘Missing or murdered? In America’s deadliest state, one family is still searching for answers.’ USA Today.

Tidemann, M. 22 Aug 2014. ‘Estherville-born serial killer dies’. Estherville Daily News.

BOOKS

Brennan, T. (2001). Murder at 40 Below: True Crime Stories From Alaska. Epicenter Press: Washington.

Gilmour, W. & Hale, L. (2016). Butcher, Baker: The true account of an Alaskan Serial Killer. Open Road Media: New York.

PODCASTS

Actual Events, Frozen Ground. 30 June 2019.

Serial Killing, Robert Hansen. 4 March 2019.

Killers, Cults & Nutjobs, Robert Hansen. 28 Feb 2019.

The Strange Land Podcast, Robert C Hansen. 1 Aug 2018.

True Crime All The Time, Robert Hansen. 28 May 2018.

Last Podcast On The Left, Robert Hansen. 17 & 23 Mar 2018.

Apex and the Abyss, Robert Hansen - The Butcher Baker. 15 Sep 2017.

Red Handed, The Butcher Baker of Alaska. 10 Sep 2017.

True Crime Guys, Robert Hansen “The Butcher Baker”. 2 July 2017.

WEBSITES

http://www.absolutecrime.com/hunted-on-ice-the-search-for-alaskan-serial-killer-robert-hansen.html#.XTmMVy1L2u4

https://alaska.gov

https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-hansen

https://www.anchorage.net

http://butcherbaker.net

http://charleyproject.org/case/megan-siobhan-emerick

http://www.explorenorth.com/library/crime/alaska_serial_killer.html

https://law.justia.com/cases/alaska/supreme-court/1978/3412-1.html

https://kardiacmusic.com/robert-hansen/

https://medium.com/@robinbarefield76/the-hunter-alaskas-most-notorious-serial-killer-13b869e3042

https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hansen-robert.htm

https://www.travelalaska.com

https://web.archive.org/web/20140717163626/http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/robert_hansen/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hansen

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