When Bobby was found guilty of many deaths, as well as the rape and kidnapping of Lisa McVey, Cindy discovered how she had avoided death’s clutches.
Let’s look into the circumstances of this horrific case to see if Bobby is still alive or not.
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Bobby Joe Long: Who Is He?
Bobby, who was born on October 14, 1953, went to Miami with his mother when he was a child. Most serial killers have had a traumatic childhood experience that has rendered them practically inhuman.
Bobby’s hatred increased as he felt a profound disdain for his mother for bringing home strange guys who did not treat him well, according to the episode.
Furthermore, the show revealed that Bobby had Klinefelter syndrome, a condition that caused him to develop breasts at puberty, resulting in constant teasing at school, exacerbating his condition.
Bobby is an Amry veteran who has even sustained a head injury in a car accident. This injury appeared to be the catalyst for his violent outbursts and sex obsession.
Bobby married Cynthia “Cindy” Bartlett, his high school sweetheart, in 1974, and they had two children.
Cindy divorced Bobby six years after they married due to severe domestic abuse.
According to sources, Bobby was involved in many rapes in 1981 and 1984 before embarking on his murder rampage.
He allegedly chose his victims from classified ads and raped them at home when they were alone.
Despite the fact that he was tried for rape and found guilty in 1981, the show stated that he was later exonerated of all charges.
Bobby terrorised the Tampa Bay area of Florida for eight months in 1984 before being apprehended.
His method of murder was to lure women into his car, rap them, and then drive them to a lonely location where he tied them up before strangling them.
Slit throats and brutal force damage were discovered in some of his victims, while one was shot.
Bobby’s first victim was Artiss Wick, who was shot and killed on March 27, 1984; however, Ngeun Thi Long’s body was recovered first in May of that year.
Michelle Simms, who was left naked with her throat slit, Elizabeth Loudenback, who was raped and strangled, Chanel Williams, who was shot to death.
Karen Dinsfriend, who was strangled and bludgeoned, and Kimberly Hopps, whose body was discovered in October 1984, was among the victims discovered by authorities.
Here Is The List Of Bobby Joe’s Victims
- Artiss Ann Wick, 20 Yr Old
- Ngeun Thi Long, 19 Yr Old
- Michelle Denise Simms, 22 Yr Old
- Elizabeth Loudenback, 22 Yr Old
- Vicky Marie Elliott, 21 Yr Old
- Chanel Devoun Williams, 18 Yr Old
- Karen Beth Dinsfriend, 28 Yr Old
- Kimberly Kyle Hopps, 22 Yr Old
- Lisa McVey, 17 Yr Old, assaulted on November 3, 1984; Only One Who Survived
- Virginia Lee Johnson, 18 Yr Old, killed three days after the attack on Lisa
- Kim Marie Swann, 21 Yr Old, killed 5 days after Virginia
Bobby’s crimes, however, ultimately caught up with him on November 3, 1984, when he abducted Lisa McVey, a 17-year-old girl.
For several hours, he held her captive and subjected her to horrific rape and torture. McVey, on the other hand, was not going down without a fight and originally chose to communicate with her kidnapper.
When that appeared impossible, she informed Bobby she was ready to be his girlfriend, which caused the murderer to relax a little.
McVey, on the other hand, put her clever mind to work and made sure to leave countless fingerprints all around Bobby’s house to help the authorities with their investigation.
Bobby finally forced McVey into his car on November 4, where she made mental notes of indications that could identify the vehicle.
The murderer then blindfolded McVey and drove away, leaving her in the streets with no explanation.
Is Bobby Joe still Alive or Dead? How did Bobby Die?
Bobby Joe Long is no longer alive, having been executed by lethal injection for his crimes. McVey made her way to the authorities when Bobby abandoned her on the streets, but they refused to believe her.
Meanwhile, the bodies of two more victims, Virginia Johnson and Kim Swann were discovered by the police.
After McVey persuaded the authorities, they acted on her statement, identifying Bobby’s vehicle and arresting him.
Vicky Elliott and Artiss Wick’s remains were discovered after he was apprehended.
Bobby confessed to McVey’s rape and kidnapping while in police custody but claimed he was not engaged in any other crimes.
Despite this, investigators had conducted forensic testing on all of the victims and discovered long, small red nylon strands on their bodies, which were most likely from a carpet.
Bobby realised the game was up when the carpet was linked straight to his car, and he confessed to the murders.
Bobby eventually agreed to a plea deal in which he admitted to eight of the ten killings, as well as the kidnapping and rape of Lisa McVey.
In 1985, he was condemned to 26 life sentences without the possibility of parole and seven life sentences with the possibility of parole after 25 years for his crimes.
In addition, he was tried and convicted of the murder of Michelle Simms, for which he was sentenced to death in 1986.
Bobby was eventually sentenced to 28 life sentences, four 99-year sentences, a five-year term, and a death sentence, despite successfully appealing his conviction in the death of Virginia Johnson.
Bobby Joe Long was executed by lethal injection on May 23, 2019, after no more appeals were heard.