The Story Of The Serial Killer Who Terrorized This Small West Virginia Town Is Truly Frightening

No one in Clarksburg knew he was a serial killer and arsonist. Many people thought they knew him; he was a local handyman – described as friendly by his neighbors and local police. But James E. Childers had a secret life. And even after his death, his secrets are still coming to light.

But residents of Clarksburg will never forget the hidden monster that Childers was, walking among them like a regular man. And his legacy may very well haunt the town for years to come.

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