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Photos: Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen and his victims

The body of exotic dancer Paula Goulding was found in a shallow grave near the Knik River in 1983. She had been killed by mass murderer Robert Hansen.
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Model of "Eklutna Annie" a Jane Doe found buried along a power line outside Eklutna. Robert Hansen listed her among the 17 women he admitted killing in and around Anchorage.
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Newspaper clipping of exotic dancer Sue Luna, whose body was found in a grave about a mile east of the old Knik River Bridge. Robert Hansen admitted to killing her and gave Troopers instructions on where to find the grave.
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Megan Emerick (undated photo) The Seward Police Department contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children this summer to look into the case of Megan Emerick, a 17-year-old girl who vanished in 1973. Cold case investigators say she was one of Robert Hansen's early victims, and they are working to find her remains.
Robert Hansen leaves court during a hearing on multiple murder charges in 1983.
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Convicted serial killer Robert Hansen.
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Criminal investigators search for bodies along the Knik River in April, 1984.
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Criminal investigators search for bodies along the Knik River in April, 1984.
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Criminal investigators search for bodies along the Knik River in April, 1984.
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Criminal investigators search for bodies along the Knik River in April, 1984.
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Criminal investigators search for bodies along the Knik River in April, 1984.
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Lt. Pat Kasnick of the Alaska State Troopers and Leon Steele of Fish and Wildlife Protection Agency helped to conduct the search of the Knik Flats for bodies of missing prostitutes and topless dancers.
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While participating in a massive search on the Knik Flats for signs of missing prostitutes and topless dancers, Trooper Cadet Ray Jennings found a white bracelet in the sand. Troopers were unsure if it was linked to any of the missing women.
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Convicted serial killer Robert Hansen with the horns from a record Dall sheep he killed.
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Alaska Dispatch News

Infamous Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen died Thursday morning at an Anchorage hospital, according to the Department of Corrections.

Hansen died around 1:30 a.m. at Alaska Regional Hospital, Sherrie Daigle, deputy director of the Department of Corrections, said. He had been transferred to the hospital on Wednesday. Cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, but it appears he died of natural causes, she said. He had been in declining health for the past year, according to a press release.

Hansen had been moved from the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on May 11, Alaska Dispatch reported at the time. Hansen, 75, had been placed in medical segregation in Anchorage, which is akin to being in the hospital, Daigle said then. Anchorage’s jail is one of the state’s only correctional facilities with a medical unit.

Hansen had received a 461-year sentence in February 1984, pleading guilty to the murders of four women. Hansen had confessed to authorities that he had killed 17 women and raped another 30 women over more than a decade.

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