CENTRALIA, Wash. -- There are three cold case homicides in Lewis County from the 1980s and `90s that could be victims of the Green River serial killings.

Sheriff's Sgt. Dusty Breen told The Chronicle there's nothing specific to link the deaths of the three women to Gary Ridgway, but they have common elements. The victims disappeared from Pierce and King Counties and were transient or involved in prostitution or drugs. Their bodies were dumped near Interstate 5.

Ridgway pleaded guilty to killing 49 women in King County and is serving a life sentence. He has refused to talk to Lewis County detectives.

If convicted of a killing outside King County Ridgway could face the death penalty.

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