Christopher Wilder: The Cross Country Killer

Lori Johnston
21 min readMay 30, 2020

Ask any true crime “fan” who Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, The Green River Killer, John Wayne Gacy are and you’ll get an answer. Christopher Wilder, while just as heartless and cruel, is a forgotten killer in the annals of crime.

Born in 1945 to an American naval officer and Australian woman in Sydney, he barely survived his birth (he was reportedly given last rites by a priest) and then nearly drowned in a swimming pool two years later. At the age of three, a sickly child, he suffered convulsions that led to fainting spells.

Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.