John Kelly is an internationally recognized criminal profiler and psychotherapist whose expertise has been valued in over 100 serial murder cases. Some of the more notorious cases include the Long Island Serial Killer, the Atlantic City Serial Murders, the Green River Killer, the I-70 Serial Killer and the Golden State Killer.
Kelly’s involvement in these high-profile murders by serial killers has led to multiple appearances on shows such as CBS’s 48 Hours, CNN Primetime with Nancy Grace, the HLN Jane Velez Mitchell Show, and NBC’s Sunday Today Show with Lester Holt. He has also been featured in various national newspapers and magazines such as People Magazine, Forensic Magazine, US News and World Report Magazine, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, etc. Furthermore, John Kelly is probably best known for co-hosting the three-season television show, Dark Minds, on Investigation Discovery channel.
Not only is John Kelly known for his work as a criminal profiler, he is also the first person to label serial killing as a true addiction, as portrayed in his essay, “The Alcohol, Drug and Serial Killer Connection”. Mr. Kelly is also the founder of S.T.A.L.K., Inc. (System To Apprehend Lethal Killers), where he and his team worked together with law enforcement across the country in helping them solve various murder cases. For 25 years he was also the executive director of ExtraCare Health Services, an outpatient counseling center for mental health and substance abuse, located in Old Bridge, NJ. His credentials include Board Certified Forensic Examiner, a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, a NJ Certified Social Worker and a Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist. In addition, John Kelly is a published author of the book Warning Signs – A Guidebook for Parents, and will be releasing a second book in Spring 2019 called Finding Lazarus.