The Smiley Face Killer is an urban legend involving a American being responsible for a number of drowning deaths since the mid-90s. Many of them were found near rivers and lakes across the mid-west with a spray painted Smiley Face in the immediate vicinity.
Official report and conspiracy
The officially given cause of death is drowning and claimed to be accidental. This has not stopped theories to run wild about an uncaptured serial killer. The theory was met with a negative response from the police who have not seen any evidence of foulplay.
The most common explanations are the two provided:
A bizzare (but not impossible) coincidence
Possible uncaptured serial killer
-The case seems to bare a strong resemblance to another obscure urban legend involving a serial killer called the Manchester Pusher. Both are theoried serial killers responsible for the high amount of drownings in a area.
- the Smiley Face Killer should not be confused with the actual proven serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson( The Happy Face Killer). An American serial killer that killed 8 victims and claimed to have killed over a hundred in the early 90s. This similar sounding name comes from him leaving taunting notes to police officers with a crudely drawn Smiley Face. He has no relevance to the Smiley Face Killer and is commonly confused for him.