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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...

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 Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. Authorities in Mississippi are asking for the public's help in identifying a victim of a confessed serial killer and are using a sketch drawn by suspect. News outlets report the Harrison County Sheriff's Office on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, released a sketch of the victim drawn by Little. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)

Confessed serial killer indicted in 1984 slaying in Georgia

Dec. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The man the FBI calls the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history has been indicted in Georgia in the slaying of a woman whose body was found on a pile of construction debris more than three decades ago. A grand jury in Savannah returned an indictment Wednesday bringing a new murder...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. Authorities in Mississippi are asking for the public's help in identifying a victim of a confessed serial killer and are using a sketch drawn by suspect. News outlets report the Harrison County Sheriff's Office on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, released a sketch of the victim drawn by Little. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)

Deputies want help IDing victim of confessed serial killer

Dec. 18, 2019 8:17 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — “Do you recognize me,” pleads a sketch of young black woman believed to be killed by confessed serial killer Samuel Little. Her mouth is drawn into a frown, her dark hair either short or pinned up in a hand-drawn sketch Little provided to law enforcement. Little began...

In this photo released by Royal Thai Police, Thai police officers escort Somkid Poompuang, center, after his arrest at the Pak Chong train station in Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeastern of Thailand, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thai police on Wednesday arrested the convicted serial killer who was accused of a fresh killing just seven months after his early release from prison. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

Thai serial killer, released from prison, arrested again

Dec. 18, 2019 5:46 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Wednesday arrested a convicted serial killer who was accused of a fresh killing just seven months after his early release from prison. Somkid Poompuang was arrested aboard a train after a nationwide manhunt launched when he was identified as a suspect in Sunday's killing of a...