‘Gainesville Ripper’ opens serial killer series By Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel “Mark of a Killer,” a six-part series on serial killers, will start with Danny Rolling, “the Gainesville Ripper.” Each episode “follows the story of an investigation guided by the killer’s postmortem signature and features first-hand accounts from detectives who worked on the cases, interviews with criminal psychology experts and with family members and friends of the victims,” Oxygen said in a release. The premiere episode looks at Rolling’s methods. In August 1990, he murdered five students in Gainesville — four were from the University of Florida. ‘Gainesville Ripper’ opens serial killer series I was living in Gvl when this whole awful episode went down, I had friends in Law Enforcement (GPD/UPD/ASO) the State Atty Office, Tigert ADmin & PR, I am still friends with the State Atty whole prosecuted Rollin and have info that was never made public, I believe this incident was what took the innocence away from a beautiful University Town/City, that 8 to 10 days was a true horror story. I'd be interested to read the thoughts of others who were there and lived through those days.