And the story continues …
In the fall of 2001, the body of Albert DeSalvo was exhumed from his Massachusetts grave Friday and transported by hearse to a forensic laboratory at York College. A team of scientists gathered at the central Pennsylvania college and began a second autopsy on the nearly three-decade-old remains of the confessed Boston Strangler – to identify his killer and possibly prove his innocence in series of notorious murders.
Twelve years later a water bottle recovered from a construction site where Tim DeSalvo (whose uncle Albert DeSalvo had confessed to being the internationally notorious Boston Strangler) gave police the DNA evidence they needed to bring closure to a case that has been a mystery for nearly 50 years, murders for which no one has ever been charged. The Boston Police Department revealed that DNA preserved from the body of the Boston Strangler’s last victim–raped and murdered in 1964–can now be linked with “99.9 percent certainty” to the late Albert DeSalvo.
Final Resting Place:
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
185 Lake Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, 01960
Grave Location:Section S, Plot 374
Grave Location Description
As you enter this souless cemetery grounds drive straight ahead and go past the Flag Circle and make an immediate left. Drive ahead a bit and look for a fountain on your left and park just past that near the corner of Endicott Drive and Cummings Way. On your right walk six rows up from Endicott Drive and eight spaces to the right of the bench for the grave of rapist, murderer and possibly the Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo.
Grave Location GPS42.52787267, -71.00472578
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Albert DeSalvo:
- Wikipedia Entry
- Photos from Boston Archive: The Boston Strangler
- Photos: The Boston Strangler case
- EXCLUSIVE: 'I'm going to drop a bomb!' Newly-uncovered letters reveal 'Boston Strangler' Albert DeSalvo planned to 'tell the truth' and recant his confession to killing 13 women two weeks before he was murdered in prison
- The Boston Strangler: Why Did He Matter So Much, Historically?
- Who Was Albert DeSalvo?
- Was Albert DeSalvo Really The ‘Boston Strangler’?
- Boston Strangler: The Truth About Albert DeSalvo's Childhood
- Did an Abusive Childhood Turn Albert DeSalvo Into the 'Boston Strangler' Serial Killer?
- Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later
- Boston Strangler strikes again
- The Boston Strangler - Crime Museum
- Albert Henry DeSalvo Trial: 1967
- Longtime Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo's DNA tied to 1964 slaying, prosecutor says
- Cops to exhume Albert DeSalvo remains after DNA match in Boston Strangler case