Follow the hunt and ultimate capture of serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson. An aspiring cop turned long-haul truck driver after a failed marriage, Jesperson strangled his first victim following an argument and was back on the road again the very next day, killing at least eight women over a five-year span as he crisscrossed the country. Upset after a woman falsely confesses that she and her boyfriend are responsible for one of his murders, Jesperson begins to taunt the authorities by sending a series of disturbing letters to newspaper editors, even scribbling confessions on the walls of highway rest stops admitting that he loved killing his victims. By signing his morbid notes with a happy face, he earned himself the notorious nickname, "Happy Face Killer" and forever left his mark of fear.
Did You Know?
In the booking photo, Jesperson is shown as being about 6 feet tall. The actor playing Jesperson, David Arquette
is 5 feet 10 inches tall. In reality, Jesperson was 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 240 pounds. See more
When writing the confession note on the bathroom wall, he draws the happy face on the wall. During the wide view of the note, the happy face is different. See more