Linda Burfield Hazzard was a Washington State serial killer.
Hazzard was a doctor and a delusional "fasting specialist," who believed she could "heal" her patients through exhausting diets and starvation. However, Hazzard's practice of starvation resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911. Crime author Gregg Olsen appeared to be fascinated by how the name was chosen for Linda. But Dr. Hazzard's medical care is only a delusion. Instead of helping her patients, she is secretly killing them one by one.
Whenever her patients bodies are becoming more vulnurable by the hour, she reassures them by saying, "The cure is imminent. Just a few more days. Hang on just a bit longer and you'll have perfect, robust health. It'll just come in an instant." But that reassurance turned out to be false.
2 sisters named Claire and Dora Williamson had to escape from her clutches before it's too late. Only 1 runs away but she's caught quickly by the doctor. According to Lucy Pendarvis, she tried to wonder what a concentration camp was after World War 2 and also found it hard to understand why she did what she did to her patients and Lucy's parents when she was a young girl.
It was a scar that she still bares to this day since her childhood. FBI profiler Candice DeLong believes a delusion is what drove Mrs Hazzard to perform these nightmarish murders. In some crimes where a man or woman kills a victim for the very 1st time, he or she will hunger for more bloodshed. Perhaps, it depends on a motive whether its lust, greed, pleasure, jealousy, revenge or insanity.
Once the killing spree stops, Linda decides to cure herself after being diagnosed with pneumonia. A dangerous infection of the lungs which causes coughing, a buildup of sticky fluid when the immune response kicks in, bleeding, pains in the chest or death if its left untreated.
It can be caused by parasites, an internal injury, fungus, viruses or bacteria. But the only question is, how did Linda become obsessed with killing her patients? Was it her childhood? Excitement? A macabre interest in death? We'll never know...