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Gainesville Ripper Crime Scene So Brutal Cop Couldn't Reveal Truth To Victim's Family

In August of 1990, crazed serial killer Danny Rolling set a shockwave through Gainesville, Florida when he broke into the homes of five college students and murdered them. He came to be known as The Gainesville Ripper and was eventually executed by lethal injection after confessing to his crimes.

Now, almost 30 years later, REELZ's new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: The Gainesville Ripper, is looking back at Rolling's horrific killings, and the reason behind his sick murder spree.

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"It was now Sunday, and no one had seen or heard from Sonja Larson or Christina Powell since Thursday afternoon," says Murder Made Me Famous host, Steve Helling, in the show teaser.

After she failed to pick up her phone or answer the door of her apartment, Powell's parents contacted a maintenance worker of the building, who then called the police.

Gainesville Police Officer Ray Barber jumped on the case, but what he found was so shocking he could not reveal the whole truth to the Powells.

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Murder Made Me Famous: The Gainesville Ripper airs Saturday, November 24 at 8 ET / PT.

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