Latest Serial killings News

Suspect in 6 killings pleads not guilty to federal charge

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in the St. Louis area and two in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City has pleaded not guilty to a federal gun charge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Perez Deshay Reed entered...

Suspected serial killer charged in two Kansas deaths

Nov. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man already charged with four deaths in the St. Louis area was charged Thursday with two killings at an apartment complex in Kansas City, Kansas. Perez Reed, 26, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Damon...

FBI: Suspected serial killer's tattoo played role in capture

Nov. 09, 2021 17:12 PM EST

Security camera footage, shell casings and a small but distinctive tattoo played pivotal roles in the arrest of a man suspected in at least six killings over the past two months in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office on Tuesday...

Colombian outrage over early-release plea for serial killer

Nov. 01, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A proposal to grant early release from prison to one of the world's most prolific serial killers has raised outrage in Colombia and a denunciation on Monday from President Iván Duque. Luis Alfredo Garavito confessed to killing about 190...

Timeline of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's life, case

Oct. 26, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — John Wayne Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago area in the 1970s. Authorities found most of his victims' remains in a crawl space under his suburban Chicago house or buried elsewhere on the property. In 2011, they exhumed the remains of eight...

DNA brings pain, closure to family of John Wayne Gacy victim

Oct. 26, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In the fall of 1976, Carolyn Sanders received an exciting postcard from her brother. “I'll see you soon cause I love you,” Francis Wayne Alexander — known to his family as Wayne — wrote to his younger sister. She hadn't spoken with him since his...

Authorities: Newly identified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy was Francis Wayne Alexander, a North Carolina man

Oct. 25, 2021 13:16 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities: Newly identified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy was Francis Wayne Alexander, a North Carolina man.

DNA match IDs Alaska serial killer's victim after 37 years

Oct. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman known for 37 years only as Horseshoe Harriet, one of dozen or so victims of a notorious Alaska serial killer, has been identified through genetic genealogy and a DNA match, authorities said Friday. The victim was identified Friday as...

Florida man exonerated of 1983 murder sues over imprisonment

Oct. 09, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man exonerated of a 1983 rape and murder after serving 37 years in prison is suing over his wrongful conviction in which a disproven bite mark was crucial evidence. Robert DuBoise, 56, was freed from prison in August 2020 after...

Serial killer lured by fake social account gets 160 years

Oct. 06, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used dating apps to lure and kill three women five years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 160 years in prison after a trial in which it was revealed that friends of one victim did their own detective work on social media to ferret out the suspect. ...