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Old 07-09-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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Who Remembers the NJ/NYC Serial Killer Richard Cottingham?

I actually worked with Richard at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in Manhattan. He was a computer main frame console operator and I was a programmer. He was a quiet, nervous man, but he didn't give off any other signs.

He was a family man living in Lodi and no one expected him of what he was doing. Even his wife did not know what he was doing.

I once told a friend that I worked with Richard and recently he saw a television show about him.

You never really know a person...
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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How come you never hear anyone say, "He was a crazy S.O.B. right from the get-go. I knew he was going to kill somebody someday?"

Freaky though that you worked with him though.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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He gave off no signs. He had a bunch of buddies working in the computer room with him that he hungout with. They did not even know.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Here's a link about what he ended up doing. Serial Killer Richard Cottingham

He lived in Lodi with his family.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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I guess I'm too young to remember any of that. But, oohh, Gruesome. My boobs hurt right now after reading that.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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interesting. never heard of him, but i remember son of sam, which was around the same time.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: In bucolic TN
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I don't recall the fellow either. Pretty sick, twisted individual. ProudCapMarine, you came out to share this information because....? But then again, we read the thread because...?

Regarese, there's probably someone who knew Manson who said that about him.
If I understand, these individuals live quite compartmentalized lives, there's nothing that leaks out from one domain to another. There is a rigidity of experience for them, which enables them to transition fully based on the requirements of the tasks at hand. They are usually moderately effective employees, and relate pleasantly enough with people in proscribed circumstances. These people are a lot like us in many ways, but most of us aren't killers like them, which sets them apart from us. So they blend in seamlessly. And, these are only the ones who are caught, there's much more we don't know about those who are still about. Interestingly, those who are caught usually are found by serendipity - Son of Sam due to parking tickets, a Long Island serial murderer due to a traffic stop, etc. This says nothing about detective work as it does about how un-noticeable they are.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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Hey proudcapmarine

I was on the Jury......after all these years I can finally talk about it (I was only 18 at the time, I was the youngest juror)
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Hey proudcapmarine

I was on the Jury......after all these years I can finally talk about it (I was only 18 at the time, I was the youngest juror)
Did they have many Blue Cross employees as witnesses?
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Default brother-in-law worked for BCBS also what's your name

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Who Remembers the NJ/NYC Serial Killer Richard Cottingham?

I actually worked with Richard at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in Manhattan. He was a computer main frame console operator and I was a programmer. He was a quiet, nervous man, but he didn't give off any other signs.

He was a family man living in Lodi and no one expected him of what he was doing. Even his wife did not know what he was doing.

I once told a friend that I worked with Richard and recently he saw a television show about him.

You never really know a person...
My brother in law worked there also. What's your name as I might know you. I met Cottingham years ago when he was in National Guard
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