An interview with a predator.
In a new Peacock special, private investigator Laura Brand set out to uncover the details behind one of America’s most sadistic serial killers, Lawrence Bittaker, a.k.a. The Toolbox Killer. And the “Siren of San Quentin,” a nickname she earned through forensic psychological field interviews with over 50 serial killers, certainly delivered the true story behind Bittaker’s 1979 killing spree.
An exclusive sneak peek at Brand’s two-hour documentary The Toolbox Killer, premiering Thursday, Sept. 23, captures sinister audio tapes from a phone call with Bittaker.
“Lawrence Bittaker and I finally built that trust and that rapport,” Brand explains in the clip. “He started to reveal stuff that he had never told anybody else about this case.” Including his recollection of that initial June 24, 1979 murder, captured in a 2014 conversation with Brand.
“Why don’t you tell me about the first killing, the first victim?” Brand starts in the episode she executive produced with Mike Mathis and Matthew Testa for Mike Mathis Productions. “You said that you and Roy Morris had just snatched her off a sidewalk.”