The Molalla Forest Killer Kept Oregonians Up At Night In The 1980s

If you were in Oregon during the 1980s, you probably remember the headlines in 1987 when the bodies of several women were found in the woods outside the small town of Molalla. Oregon’s most prolific serial killer had just been caught, and we were all horrified when we heard of his crimes.

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Throughout his appeals process, Dayton Leroy Rogers has been sentenced to death four times. Since Oregon placed a moratorium on the executions in 1997, at this time it’s unlikely that he will ever be executed, but he currently resides at the Oregon State Penitentiary on Death Row.

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