An Iowa woman has come forward claiming that her late father was a ruthless serial killer who murdered dozens of women and made his children help him move the bodies of the victims, said reports.

According to Newsweek Lucy Studey said her father, Donald Dean Studey, was responsible for the killing of a shocking 50 to 70 women over 30 years. She also claims that the bodies of the young women were buried near a well on his property.

“I know where the bodies are buried,” Lucy Studey told the media.

“He would just tell us we had to go to the well, and I knew what that meant,” Studey also reportedly said.

“Every time I went to the well or into the hills, I didn’t think I was coming down. I thought he would kill me because I wouldn’t keep my mouth shut,” she added.

Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope told the media that two cadaver dogs sniffed around the site and got “hits” that could be an indication of decomposing bodies existing in the area.

Donald Studey died in 2013 at age 75.

“She’s got a hell of a story but we don’t have any proof of anything other than we had a cadaver dog hit,” Aistrope told the media.

“We’ve got to have more proof than that,” he added.

The Sheriff said that the “hits” from the dogs lend credibility to the daughter’s claims and authorities would “get a game plan here together” with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, according to the media.

It was in 2021 that the Sheriff’s deputies started looking into Studey’s story, however, they needed to locate the well and get permission from the current owners of the property and neighboring properties to conduct searches, Aistrope said, according to the media.

Law enforcement is suspecting Donald Studey of killing women, who were mostly sex workers or transients, from nearby Omaha, Nebraska, after luring them to his five-acre farmland, according to the media.

According to Lucy Studey her father had a criminal history as a drug and gun runner and had stints serving jail time for at least petty larceny and drunken driving, according to records obtained by the media.

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