Benjamin (Tony) Atkins (also known as the Woodward Corridor Killer), was an American serial killer who killed 11 women in Detroit, Michigan during a period of nine months between December 1991 and August 1992. All the victims were found in vacant buildings, all were raped and strangled. The majority of the women were murdered in Highland Park. Many of the victims were working as prostitutes. Atkins said he was motivated by a hatred of prostitution. During his trial, it was revealed that Atkins himself was raped at age 10 and witnessed his mother engage in prostitution. Atkins was sentenced to eleven life sentences. However, on September 17, 1997, he died of an infection caused by HIV.
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