Lee Roy Martin, (around 1938 31 May 1972) also known as the 'Gaffney Strangler', was an American serial killer from Gaffney, South Carolina. He murdered 4 girls in 1967-1968. On May 20, 1967. Annie Lucille Dedmond was murdered. Her husband was arrested and convicted of that murder. Martin, around 30 at the time, a mill worker, married and the father of three children, was not suspected of the crime. Nancy Carol Parris, 20, was killed on February 7, 1968, and found beside a bridge. He husband had reported her missing. She had been raped and strangled. Nancy Christine Rhinehart, 14, was killed and her body was found buried under a brush pile, with one foot sticking out. She also had been raped and strangled. On Feb. 8, 1968 Leroy Martin called Bill Gibbons the editor of The Gaffney Ledger. Martin gave Gibbons a list of names and locations of the 3 women he had killed so far. The last name on the list was Annie Lucille Dedmond's.
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