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In this Feb. 25, 1967 black and white file photo, self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo is taken into custody after his capture north of Boston in Lynn, Mass. (Frank C. Curtin/AP)closemore
In this Feb. 25, 1967 black and white file photo, self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo is taken into custody after his capture north of Boston in Lynn, Mass. (Frank C. Curtin/AP)

In the early 1960s, Boston was terrorized by one of New England's most infamous serial killers: the Boston Strangler.

In just a year and half, the Strangler raped and killed 13 women in eastern Massachusetts. Handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to the murders in 1964. And although he was found guilty of the rapes, he was never tried for the murders. He was sentenced to life in Walpole State Prison, where he was later stabbed to death.

A new podcast, "Stranglers," examines those murders and their victims and questions if the man who eventually confessed was in fact the killer.

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Portland Helmich, host of "Stranglers." She tweets @portlandh.

This story aired on December 16, 2016.

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