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5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody

Jan. 21, 2020 11:24 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A fifth body has been found on a property in this border city, and Mexican officials said Tuesday that they are beginning to suspect they may have a serial killer in custody. Baja California state prosecutor Hiram Sánchez said the suspect, who is the son-in-law of the first...

This undated photo provided by the Lisle, Illinois, Police Department shows Bruce Lindahl. Lindahl, who police suspect strangled a 16-year-old suburban Chicago girl in 1976, may have killed as many as a dozen young women and plotted to kill others before he died during a fatal knife attack on a teenage boy, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Lisle Police Department via AP)

Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

Jan. 20, 2020 10:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen girls and young women, the question that screamed louder than all others was: How did nobody notice? Today, as Lisle Police Detectives Chris Loudon and...

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart shows a photograph with the initials on a belt, showing either an HM or WH, depending on the angle, during a press conference at police headquarters in Yaphank , N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Investigators stymied by a nine-year mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway revealed a previously unreleased photograph Thursday of evidence found at one of the crime scenes that they say was handled by an unknown suspect. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)

Police in Long Island serial killer case reveal new evidence

Jan. 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

Investigators stymied by a nine-year mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway revealed a previously unreleased photograph Thursday of evidence found at one of the crime scenes that they say was handled by an unknown suspect. The photograph shows...

This undated photo provided by the Lisle, Illinois, Police Department shows Bruce Lindahl. Lindahl, who police suspect strangled a 16-year-old suburban Chicago girl in 1976, may have killed as many as a dozen young women and plotted to kill others before he died during a fatal knife attack on a teenage boy, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Lisle Police Department via AP)

Was killer in 1976 slaying of suburban teen a serial killer?

Jan. 14, 2020 5:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who police suspect strangled a 16-year-old suburban Chicago girl in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen young women and plotted to kill others before he died during a fatal knife attack on a teenage boy, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday. “When we start digging...

Police suspect serial killer strangled Illinois teen in 1976

Jan. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suspected serial killer strangled a suburban Chicago teenage girl in 1976 and likely killed another woman just days before she was to testify in court that he raped her, police said Monday. Lisle Police Detective Chris Loudon, who investigated the January 1976 slaying of 16-year-old Pamela...

New Jersey serial killer admits to 3 more slayings

Jan. 3, 2020 6:14 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man who killed six women in the late 1960s and ’70s has admitted to three more slayings. Richard Cottingham, 73, who has been behind bars since 1980, admitted he killed Jacalyn Harp, of Midland Park; Irene Blase, of Bogota; and Denise Falasco, of Closter, all of whom were...

Suspected serial killer faces murder charge in 1970s case

Jan. 1, 2020 4:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suspected serial killer will soon return to Clark County, Washington, to be charged with the murder of a teen found dead in the 1970s. KOIN-TV reports Warren Forrest has been behind bars since 1978, serving a life sentence for his conviction in the 1974 murder of Krista Kay Blake....

Judge dismisses suit against counselors in scholar's death

Dec. 31, 2019 11:39 AM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the estate of a slain Chinese scholar against two University of Illinois counselors it accused of not taking appropriate steps after the man convicted of killing her spoke to them about his fascination with serial killers. Judge Colin...

Serial killer Phillip Jablonski dies on California death row

Dec. 30, 2019 6:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A serial killer whose five victims included two wives has died on California's death row, authorities said Monday. Phillip Carl Jablonski, 73, was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell on Friday and pronounced dead within minutes. His cause of death is awaiting...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019 file photo, bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. A mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton is among Ohio's top stories for 2019 as selected by The Associated Press. Other big stories this past year in Ohio include the closing of a massive auto plant near Youngstown and the investigation of a Columbus doctor accused of ordering painkillers for dozens of patients who then died. Also making the list are the signing of a restrictive abortion bill, a lawsuit involving the nation's biggest drug distributors, an outbreak of tornadoes near Dayton and Ohio State's undefeated run to the college football playoffs.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Dayton shooting, doctor probe among top 2019 stories in Ohio

Dec. 26, 2019 8:04 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton, an investigation into a Columbus doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for dozens of hospital patients who then died, and the closing of a massive auto plant near Youngstown that drew attention from the White House are among...