Michael Thomas Gargiulo, also known as “The chiller killer” and “The Hollywood killer” is an alleged serial killer suspected in the deaths of over 10 women.
Currently at the LA county jail awaiting a capital murder trial, Illinois native Gargiulo was allegedly responsible for the 2001 murder of American actor Ashton Kutcher’s then girlfriend, Ashley Ellerin. She was stabbed a total of 37 times in her Hollywood home.
He is also allegedly responsible for the murder of Tricia Pacaccio, an 18 year old neighbor, back in his Glenville home town in 1993. She had been also been stabbed 17 times at her home.
Between 2001 and 2008 Gargiulo was accused of three murders, all of whom were female and neighbors of his, earning him the media given nickname “The boy next door killer”.
He is suspected to have murdered up to ten women, and a recent discovery of a series of photos found on the suspected killers hard drive of him with a mystery woman sparked concern for her safety. A detective working on the case admitted that the unknown woman looks similar to some of the previous victims.
She has not yet been identified.