Unsolved Serial Killer Who Called Howard Stern Show

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Wow ... that was so interesting. The hosts got more information out of him than the police would have got and they asked all the right questions.
Sounded like Stern and Mia thought it was a prank or the guy was lying for say the first half of it, and then realizing it might be true, started grilling
 

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Sounded like Stern and Mia thought it was a prank or the guy was lying for say the first half of it, and then realizing it might be true, started grilling
Agree, Stern was at the point of knowing it was true when he asked 'Have you got any tattoos?' That was for identification purposes.

I'm going to listen to this again later when it's a bit quieter. There's a few things that jumped out, one was when he admitted to killing first when he was sixteen years old. Serial killers more commonly start much earlier than we tend to think imo.
 

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Agree, Stern was at the point of knowing it was true when he asked 'Have you got any tattoos?' That was for identification purposes.

I'm going to listen to this again later when it's a bit quieter. There's a few things that jumped out, one was when he admitted to killing first when he was sixteen years old. Serial killers more commonly start much earlier than we tend to think imo.
Yep, there was a point when Stern started thinking if true i gotta dig for clues.

But im personally 50:50 on whether he really was a serial killer or not. Sometimes people call up or admit to being a killer just for attention. There were a few things Clay said, or the way he said them, that made me think he was making stuff up on the fly.
 

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Yep, there was a point when Stern started thinking if true i gotta dig for clues.

But im personally 50:50 on whether he really was a serial killer or not. Sometimes people call up or admit to being a killer just for attention. There were a few things Clay said, or the way he said them, that made me think he was making stuff up on the fly.
They didn't catch him? There was one that rang in to radio a while back, I think it was the 'Weepy Voiced Killer' and he confessed. They got him iirc. I'll look it up later.
 

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They didn't catch him? There was one that rang in to radio a while back, I think it was the 'Weepy Voiced Killer' and he confessed. They got him iirc. I'll look it up later.
Said at end of video the FBI took the tapes off Stern, but to this day no one has ever been caught for said murders.
 

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https://ultimateunexplained.com/clay-the-serial-killer/


Allegedly the day after this aired, the FBI showed up at Stern's studios and collected the audio as evidence.

Obviously, one of the biggest questions here is...could this actually be real, or is "Clay" playing some sort of very sick joke?

According to multiple reports, what grabbed the FBI's attention during the phone call on The Howard Stern Show was that the caller revealed information about his murders that authorities say they never made public. They say some of the details the caller talked about were things that only the killer would know.

Unfortunately, to me, this call seems like it may actually be real. Reading comments online and on this video, it looks like I'm not alone.

So, whatever became of "Clay the Serial Killer"? Was the FBI able to get enough information from The Howard Stern Show phone call to make an arrest?

Well...maybe, but maybe not.



Victor Gant and Russell Ellwood

In 1991, a serial killer began claiming numerous victims in the Algiers and Treme neighborhoods of New Orleans, eventually credited with 24 murders throughout the 1990s.

In 1995 New Orleans Police Officer Victor Gant was listed as the prime suspect in the murders of his girlfriend Sharon Robinson, a New Orleans casino employee, and her friend Karen Iverster, allegedly a prostitute.

Although a suspect, Gant remained at his desk job with the NOPD. He reportedly submitted blood and tissue samples for the investigation, but nothing more is really known.

From criminalminds.fandom.com -
At this point, nothing has been disclosed of Gant's fate afterward; whether or not there was a DNA match to the two aforementioned murders and/or the other 22 victims of the serial killer is unknown. It should be noted that a sketch of the killer was drawn in 1992 after the first six murders; the sketch depicted a large, muscular African-American man in his 30's, which matched Gant's physical description.
In 1997 "Clay the Serial Killer" told The Howard Stern Show that the NOPD's main suspect in serial killings was "a black police officer".

The NOPD never released that information to the public, but somehow Clay knew about it, and he was right.

From independent.co.uk:
The suspect has been identified in a police sketch as a large, muscular black man in his 30s. Richard Pennington, chief of the New Orleans police, said that a police officer was a suspect, but he refused to identify him.

The link to a police officer was made last April when Sharon Robinson, a casino coin-changer, and her friend, Karen Iverster, were murdered. Robinson's boyfriend was a police officer called Victor Grant, who has denied any wrongdoing.
Judging by what I can find, Victor Gant was never charged with any of the murders and not much is known about him today.



Was Russell Ellwood "Clay the Serial Killer"?

Russell Ellwood is the man many believe to be "Clay the Serial Killer", the man who called The Howard Stern Show in 1997 and confessed to killing 12 women.
In 1998, Russell Ellwood stood trial for the 1993 murders of Cheryl Lewis, 30, of Bridge City, and Deloras Mack, 40, of Metairie.

Ultimately found guilty of the murder of Cheryl Lewis, Ellwood was thought to be responsible for as many as 15 murders in the New Orleans area, and many believe responsible for many more.

You can read the details Ellwood's trial over at lobservateur.com.

Ellwood worked for a while as a freelance photographer in New Orleans, and eventually worked as a cab driver.

According to criminalminds.fandom.com Ellwood would lived in his car from time to time when he couldn't afford to live anywhere else.

In 1993 he reportedly began killing "claiming the life of his first confirmed victim, Cheryl Lewis, by drugging her and then drowning her in a canal on February 1-3 of 93" according to criminalminds.fandom.com.

Lewis' murder began a series of killings of at least 26 prostitutes spanning from 1991 to 1996 that authorities believe Ellwood is responsible for.

Ellwood's trial took place here in Lafayette, and the jury unanimously found him guilty of 2nd degree murder.

On August 17, 1999, Russell Ellwood was sentenced to life in prison and hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
 

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That guy is from Philly or Jersey, so there is a clue. I can tell his accent. Plus that's why he would call Stern. Stern came on 106.5 back then, and obviously he is huge in that area of the country.

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Yeah I was catching a little Trenton NJ in his voice

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Some people say that about New Orleans accents.

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I've always heard that and some claim that it stems from Irish immigrants from a century ago.

Personally, I don't really think his accent sounds like he's from New Orleans. Maybe, but my vote is no. That dude is originally from the New England area.

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Sounds like he's from Scranton.

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That’s a 1996 yat accent before all the transplants ruined the place

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I’m originally from NOLA - I went to Disney world years ago and had a hard time trying to convince a family from New Jersey I wasn’t from the northeast (NJ or NYC) and I’m 75% Irish and my ancestors came in through the port of NOLA

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Well, it comes from large populations of Irish, German and Italian immigrants all speaking English to each other as a second language with their respective accents that merged, to varying degrees to form the Boston, New York/Northern Jersey, Philly/South Jersey accents. Similar influences were at play in the Midwestern cities, but you had more Poles in Chicago and Ohio, more from Scandinavia in the upper Midwest which color those accents differently.

The only comparable city to those (particularly Northeastern) Yankee cities is New Orleans and that is why its accent is unlike anything else in the South and more like those Northern cities, although the French accent colors it in a unique way as well.

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Obviously this is all opinion or anecdotal, but I've watched plenty interviews with convicted serial killers. They usually go two paths: dissociative or denial/remorseful.

This just does not pass the smell test to me. While many are attention seeking, he doesn't really come off as emotionally or purposefully motivated. He attributes it to boredom, but many of those guys who do multiples or find rhythms seem to hide their identity in the process itself or act. It's who they are.

I call BS.

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Another guy also posts he doesnt buy it because he had intercourse with many of the victims, theyd have DNA evidence, and nothing has ever come of it

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I guess in 1997 nobody knew how to write down a phone number, log a call or reverse the phone number. This is just strange. I know they had caller ID because we had it at home in 1996.

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Well, that makes me wonder if it’s Ellwood - the fbi supposedly contacted stern within a few days and Ellwood was arrested about six months later

ETA: I’m saying this in case it’s actually true, but it’s probably BS.

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The YT vid says "Clay" called in to Stern on August 13, 1997.

According to this link
Criminal Minds Wiki

"On August 4, 1997, Elwood was arrested on drug charges and was incarcerated for 85 days."

If these dates are accurate, he would have to have been calling from jail, which seems unlikely.

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I wonder if he's called Clay by his people he knows. Clay is usually short for Clarence, who knows?.

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The guy identified himself as Clay, mentioned if he killed himself he would miss the Batman movie, says he kills with a hammer, talks about comic books.

Clayface in Batman turns his fist into a hammer.

This guy is either the dumbest serial killer or this was just a jokester with a really bad sense of humor seeking attention.

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Wouldn't FBI investigators obtain call charge records to ascertain which phone number was used to contact Howard Stern, and from that they could make enquiries as to the owner of the phone number of the incoming phone call?

I'm assuming this was done, and obviously it lead to a dead end.
 

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This is excruciating. Paul Michael Stephani (serial killer) keeps ringing 911, subsequently dubbed 'the Weepy Voiced Killer'.


 

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