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Jeffrey Gorton
Birth name: Jeffrey Wayne Gorton
Born: November 1, 1962(1962-11-01)
Number of victims: 2
Span of killings: 1986–1991
Country: United States
State(s): Michigan
Date apprehended: 2002

Jeffrey Wayne Gorton (November 1, 1968) is an American serial killer and rapist, who was convicted in 2002 of the rape and murder of flight attendant Nancy Ludwig on February 17, 1991 at the Hilton hotel in Romulus, Michigan. He later pleaded no contest to charges that he raped and murdered a professor and provost of the University of Michigan-Flint, Margarette Eby, on November 9, 1986.

The two rapes and murders were proved to be the work of one person by matching semen samples taken from the two crime scenes. Gorton had left a latent fingerprint at the Eby crime scene; when it was matched to him, the Michigan State Police learned the killer's identity. Gorton was then proven to be the rapist by matching the DNA of his semen with that of the samples taken from the two murder victims.[1]

Gorton was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.


  1. ^ Blood Justice, by Tom Henderson, New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004. ISBN 0312990871


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