Steven Pennell is the only known serial killer from Delaware. He is about as cliche as serial killers come. He drove a creeper van filled with tools from his trade and got pleasure from torturing sex workers.Episode written by Alison SchwartzJoin us on Facebook and IG: @HARDCORETRUECRIMEWeb: www.crimesandconsequences.com-------->Get ad-free early releases of each episode, plus over 170 exclusive Members Only episodes by going to Patreon.com/tntcrimes or joining our Apple Channel on the Apple Podcast App. Sources:Caddell, Ted. “3 pending motions could have critical influence on trial.” Delaware News Journal, September 10th, 1989. Print. Caddell, Ted. “Chilling testimony awaits jurors in ‘serial killer’ trial.” Delaware News Journal, September 10th, 1989. Print. Caddell, Ted. “Pennell alibi for night of murder involves cat.” Delaware News Journal, November 8th, 1989. Print. Cadell, Ted. “Pennell guilty in 2 slayings.” Delaware News Journal, November 24th, 1989. Print. Caddell, Ted. “Series of clues led police to killer.” Delaware News Journal, March 8, 1992. Print.Engler III, Robert. “No suspect in woman’s death.” The Morning News, December 4th, 1987. Print. Hardy, Lawrence. “Strain on manpower won’t affect serial-murder probe.” The Morning News, October 12th, 1988. Print. Kanaley, Reid. “Serial killer Pennell executed in Del.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15th, 1992. Print. Mordock, Jeff. “Route 40 Serial Killer Remains an Enigma After Convicted 30 Years Ago.” Delaware Today, October 28th, 2020. https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/route-40-delaware-serial-killer/Partington, Verity. “The Route 40 Killer - and the Rookie Female Cop Who Caught Him.” Medium.com, May 14th, 2021. https://veritycreates.medium.com/the-route-40-killer-and-the-rookie-female-cop-who-caught-him-6ba93b1869aaReed, Mack. “After final accusations and denials, Del. serial-murder case sent to jury.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 18th, 1989. Print. Talorico, Patricia and Parra, Esteban. “Illusion of normal life hid a horrific reality.” Delaware News Journal, December 19th, 2020. Print. Van Sambeck, Becca, “‘Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare’: Serial Killer Stalks Delaware Highway and Mutilates His Victims for Pleasure.” Oxygen.com, April 12th, 2021. https://www.oxygen.com/mark-of-a-serial-killer/crime-news/route-40-killer-steven-brian-pennell-murders-woman-off-delaware

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