Hog Trail Killings
Daniel Owen Conahan Jr. was a serial killer in the Punta Gorda area on Florida's Gulf Coast in the mid-1990s. He lured his victims into secluded, densely wooded areas to take nude photographs of them and then tied them to trees in mock bondage positions. Once the victims were restrained, Conahan strangled them with rope, stabbed and mutilated their bodies, and cut their genitalia. At least six deaths were attributed to Conahan, although he was convicted of the slaying of only one. He was sentenced to death in Florida's electric chair, but his case is currently on appeal. The news media dubbed the killings “The Hog Trail Killings” because the murders occurred in remote areas inhabited by wild boars.