- Hey guys, Cam here and today I bring you the case
of 59-year-old Gale Paxton
who was found in her daughter's bedroom
on May 7th, 2017 with her eyes,
ears, and mouth completely removed.
Gale was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years,
loving nothing more than to spoil her daughter Sarah
in their suburban neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland.
Gale had a thriving online bakery shop,
so she could work from home
and always be available for Sarah.
She loved doing her laundry, tutoring her,
and driving her to clarinet lessons,
but Gale had a protective streak.
According to her husband Richard,
Gale wouldn't allow Sarah to get her driver's license
because she couldn't take the risk
of her being on the road with other drivers.
She wouldn't let Sarah play any sports
for fear of her getting injured
and limited her social time on weekends with friends.
When Sarah decided to go to college in California,
many assumed it was because Sarah needed
some space from Gale.
- Guess who's going to California!
- She quickly became obsessed
with monitoring Sarah's every move.
Gale's phone records show her calling Sarah
an average of 20 times a day.
Richard says Gale had spreadsheets
filled with personal information
of Sarah's friends from stalking them online.
Things got worse when Gale began
the same routines as if Sarah were home.
For months, she drove to music lessons
and set their dinner table for three.
The final straw came in late April
when Sarah announced she was accepting
a summer internship in California
and begged her mom to leave her alone.
Gale had a mental breakdown.
But did Gale gouge her own eyes out
because she couldn't take seeing her daughter
living a full life without her?
Police initially thought this death
was a case of self harm until an elderly neighbor
reporting seeing a balding man
around five foot 11 entering Gale's house
around the time of death.
In another bizarre link to previous cases,
Gale was found phone in hand
with a dozen notes all around her
that read, if you yourself cannot release
then it will come to take a piece.
This was the same note that was found
on gambling dad Billy Davis.
This could be the same note
that former football star Johnny Wells
and social media-obsessed Stephanie Lewis
mentioned receiving before their deaths.
I think this note was a warning
to each of our victims.
To release something means to let it go.
All of them had something they needed to let go.
Both Johnny and Stephanie became obsessed
with a life they couldn't have
and Billy ruined everything
because he couldn't give up gambling.
Once again I ask you, is this a serial killer
or is it some kind of monster
that stalks its victims
and delves deep into their personal lives?
Maybe it offers them a chance at redemption
before brutally murdering them
if they are unable to let go.
I know what I think, what about you?
Till next time, keep your eyes out,
your heads down and
your ears open.