Where is Larry Eyler now? | The truth about the “Interstate Killer”

Larry Eyler

What did Larry Eyler do?

Larry Eyler was an American serial killer who is believed to have murdered at least 21 teenage men and young boys in the Midwest between 1982 and 1984.

Eyler was known as “The Interstate Killer” due to many of his victims being discovered across several midwestern states in areas close to the Interstate highway system. 


How was Larry Eyler caught, and what happened during his trial? 

In January, 1983, a coordinated task force was assembled to put an end to these awful murders. On the 30th September, 1983, Larry Eyler was arrested on a traffic violation. He was pulled over with a young hitchhiker with him, and the officer arrested both men for solicitation. 

Following his arrest, Eyler’s truck was searched, and the cops found handcuffs, a hammer, two baseball bats and surgical tape. The cops alerted the special task force on the case of the Interstate Killer. On the 29th October, just a month after his first arrest, Eyler was formally arrested and charged with murder. In February, 1984, Larry Eyler walked free after his family posted his bond after the amount was reduced due to issues in the case. 

Eyler was eventually found guilty after he murdered again, and he was sentenced to death. 


Where is Larry Eyler now? 

Eyler died of AIDS in 1994 while on death row. Shortly before he died, he confessed to his defence lawyer, Kathleen Zellner. With his consent, Zellner released Eyler’s confession after he died. He was 41 years of age when he passed away. 


What do you think of Larry Eyler’s case? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Leave a comment