Serial Killers

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I hadn't heard of this prolific serial killer before.

William Frederick Jahns, better known as Frank Romandorf, or the Maple Falls Monster, was a German-born serial killer who traveled the world, living in Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, and Asia Minor before coming to the United States and settling in Maple Falls, Washington sometime during the winter of 1903 or 1904.

It wasn’t long before people started disappearing.

Fred Helms was the first. Hired by Frank in 1905, Fred had some land that Frank coveted, and it wasn’t long before he conveniently vanished. No one saw him after that, and it was years before friends and family learned his fate.

Next was Jack Green, who was hired by Frank and shortly after threatened legal action against his son, Ed Romandorf, claiming Ed pushed him against a saw. Green went as far as to tell the sheriff that he intended to press charges against Ed for attempted murder. He went to talk to Frank about the incident and was never seen again.

In the fall of 1906, Frank Romandorf and his neighbor James Logan disappeared during a severe storm. At first, area residents suspected they’d been killed during the storm, but when they searched Logan’s property and discovered his horse dead from a gunshot, they began to suspect foul play. Soon after, the postmaster received a letter, presumably from Logan, requesting that his mail be forwarded to Hoboken, New Jersey. Then James Logan allegedly sold his Maple Falls farm for five thousand dollars. The impression was that Logan was still alive and living elsewhere. ...

Frank eventually admitted to everything, adding that he had killed many more people in countries from Canada to Africa. South African authorities confirmed this when they identified Romandorf as the suspect who, years earlier, murdered eight men and stole eighty-five thousand dollars worth of diamonds. They knew him as William Jahns and had tracked him to New Orleans before losing the trail. ...

https://crimereads.com/the-monsters-of-maple-falls/
 

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John Wayne Gacy murder victim named 45 years after vanishing

A man from North Carolina who vanished in the 1970s has been identified as one of dozens of victims murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Francis Wayne Alexander's remains were among those found in the crawl space of Gacy's Chicago-area home in 1978.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ordered eight unidentified victims' bodies to be exhumed in 2011 in an effort to identify them through DNA testing.
This is a sad ending for the person, but good that the unidentified bodies may be identified and returned to families.
 

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Could be a serial killer.

A Missouri man recently arrested for a string of seemingly random shootings in St. Louis County that left two people dead and a third severely injured is now being eyed in several other shooting deaths locally and in Kansas, authorities said Monday.

Perez Reed, who turns 26 on Wednesday, was charged Saturday with two counts of murder and one count of assault for three shootings in September that killed two people, including a teenager. A third victim was left permanently disabled, St. Louis County prosecutors said.

Reed is suspected of shooting a man multiple times in the chest in St. Louis County on Sept. 12, leaving him with serious physical injuries and permanent disability. The following day, authorities said they believe he shot 16-year-old Marnay Haynes at least twice “in a distinctive manner,” also in St. Louis County, killing her. ...

Those shootings were then compared with three other similar shootings in the city of St. Louis, also in September.

According to a federal court affidavit obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a woman was shot in her face and hospitalized in St. Louis on Sept. 16. Roughly an hour later, 49-year-old Pamela Abercrombie was fatally shot about a half-mile away. Three days after those attacks, on Sept. 19, 24-year-old Carey Ross was found shot dead in a vacant lot, also in St. Louis.

According to the affidavit, authorities are also looking into whether Reed could be tied to two separate fatal shootings in Kansas City, Kansas, about 250 miles west of St. Louis. That’s where Damon Irvin and Daja Fairrow were both found dead in an apartment complex earlier this month. ...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pere...rning Email 11-9-21&utm_term=us-morning-email
 

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Preying on elderly women.

A man charged with killing 18 women in Texas is set to go on trial over one of the deaths.

Billy Chemirmir, 48, faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder over the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty.

Chemirmir has been accused of killing 18 older women in Dallas and its suburbs over a period of two years.

He was arrested in March 2018 after 91-year-old Mary Annis Bartel survived an attack by a man who forced his way into her apartment at a senior living community in Plano. The man was said to have told her "don't fight me" as he tried to smother her with a pillow, before leaving with jewellery.

When police tracked Chemirmir to his apartment the next day, he was allegedly holding jewellery and cash. A jewellery box police say he had just thrown away led them to a Dallas home, where Ms Harris was found dead in her bedroom.

Following his arrest, the authorities announced they would review hundreds of deaths, signalling the possibility that a serial killer had been stalking older people. Most of the victims were killed at independent living communities for older people, where Chemirmir allegedly forced his way into apartments or posed as a handyman.

https://news.sky.com/story/billy-ch...ing-18-women-in-texas-to-go-on-trial-12469178
 

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Met fess up on failings.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised to the families of four men murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.

Port is serving a whole-life term for killing Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in Barking over 16 months. Inquests are examining whether the Met Police's investigations into the murders were adequate.

Giving evidence at the hearings, a senior police officer said the force was "deeply sorry" over its response.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy told the inquests at Barking Town Hall: "It is a matter of personal disappointment to me that many of the things that should have been done weren't done. I am deeply sorry, personally and on behalf of the [Metropolitan Police Service], that we didn't conduct the initial investigations to the standards that you rightly expected."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-59346851
 

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It's all gone very quiet re: Lucy Letby btw .. they must be really digging into what went on on that ward ..
 

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Met fess up on failings.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised to the families of four men murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.

Port is serving a whole-life term for killing Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in Barking over 16 months. Inquests are examining whether the Met Police's investigations into the murders were adequate.

Giving evidence at the hearings, a senior police officer said the force was "deeply sorry" over its response.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy told the inquests at Barking Town Hall: "It is a matter of personal disappointment to me that many of the things that should have been done weren't done. I am deeply sorry, personally and on behalf of the [Metropolitan Police Service], that we didn't conduct the initial investigations to the standards that you rightly expected."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-59346851

- And if the “inquests” which are ”examining whether the investigations were adequate” decide that they were adequate, what does DAC Cundy propose to say?

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- And if the “inquests” which are ”examining whether the investigations were adequate” decide that they were adequate, what does DAC Cundy propose to say?

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Defend the Met I guess but in a sensitive manner given that there are grieving relatives.
 

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Met fess up on failings.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised to the families of four men murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.

Port is serving a whole-life term for killing Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in Barking over 16 months. Inquests are examining whether the Met Police's investigations into the murders were adequate.

Giving evidence at the hearings, a senior police officer said the force was "deeply sorry" over its response.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy told the inquests at Barking Town Hall: "It is a matter of personal disappointment to me that many of the things that should have been done weren't done. I am deeply sorry, personally and on behalf of the [Metropolitan Police Service], that we didn't conduct the initial investigations to the standards that you rightly expected."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-59346851

John Pape, a friend of Mr Kovari, previously told the inquest jury that he thought the Met was "institutionally homophobic".
He said the force had not taken the deaths as seriously as it would have done if the victims were young women who had died after ingesting date-rape drugs.
The force has argued that the failings were due to incompetence, rather than homophobia.

So that's all right then. :mad:
 

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l just did some Googling. From zero in 1995, the number of deaths where GHB is listed as the sole cause, or a contributory cause, of death has risen to anywhere up to 46 per year (2016).

https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/pe...walesdeathsregistered1993to2017/finalfile.xls

“In the UK, gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) are drugs commonly used by gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in the context of chemsex, usually in combination with crystal methamphetamine or mephedrone.

In recent years, specialist drug services have reported an increase in the number of GBMSM seeking specialist help with problematic GHB/GBL use…”

http://www.gicu.sgul.ac.uk/resource...se Courtyard Protocol V2.pdf/at_download/file

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Met fess up on failings.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised to the families of four men murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.

Port is serving a whole-life term for killing Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in Barking over 16 months. Inquests are examining whether the Met Police's investigations into the murders were adequate.

Giving evidence at the hearings, a senior police officer said the force was "deeply sorry" over its response.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy told the inquests at Barking Town Hall: "It is a matter of personal disappointment to me that many of the things that should have been done weren't done. I am deeply sorry, personally and on behalf of the [Metropolitan Police Service], that we didn't conduct the initial investigations to the standards that you rightly expected."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-59346851
Well I'd have said DAC Cundy would be better off keeping his big trap shut until the outcome of the investigation. As should 'the force' because they are going to look pretty daft if the investigation does identify the problem as homophobia.

Granted it's partly the problem with the press etc. always wanting something said. Like so much else the press seem to have lost focus on what their role is and become obsessed with the process. Unless you are cynical enough to think the only role ever of the press was to feather the nests and further the interests of the owners. Sometimes I wonder.
 

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- And if the “inquests” which are ”examining whether the investigations were adequate” decide that they were adequate, what does DAC Cundy propose to say?

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Best? Nowt said.
 

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The confessions of a prolific serial killer have left L.A. detectives chasing ghosts


As Sam Little spilled details of the 93 murders he claimed to have committed across the U.S., the toll in Los Angeles mounted.

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Convicted serial killer Samuel Little, right, speaks out in court as he listens to victim statements on Sept. 25, 2015. Little died in 2020. (Al Seib)

In hundreds of hours of interviews with investigators, the former boxer admitted to killing dozens of women, almost all by strangulation, from 1970 to 2005 as he moved around the U.S. The scraps of detail he offered — a year, an intersection, a landmark — left the FBI and local police scrambling to fill in the blanks and corroborate his chilling confessions. Twenty of his victims had been in the city of Los Angeles or elsewhere in L.A. County, Little claimed.

Authorities say they've confirmed that Little committed about two-thirds of the murders, but they remain flummoxed by 31 of them. Of those, 16 allegedly occurred in L.A. County, where he was ultimately brought to justice.

With Little's death last year in a California prison and the lead investigator's retirement next month, detectives are launching a public push for answers. Investigators with the Texas Rangers and FBI released details Tuesday of Little's confessions to the outstanding murders. Beyond the people he claims to have killed in L.A. County, Miami is the only metropolitan area with multiple open cases linked to Little. Investigators are also seeking to close cases in Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Cincinnati, among other places.

"We are hoping to get the public's help, jog loose a detail, something that helps us link up these cases," said James Holland, the Texas Ranger whose interrogations of Little ultimately led to his confessions in 2018.

https://news.yahoo.com/confessions-...duk9QNoRazKBRXqd_yIX43aQzwSgexz-XCtwrYFUQNOxc

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Miami real estate agent in custody as cops announce arrest of ‘suspected serial killer’

Calling him a “suspected serial killer,” authorities say a 25-year-old Miami real estate agent may be responsible for the killing of two homeless men and the shooting of a third.

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Miami police on Thursday announced that Willy Suarez Maceo, of Kendall, was charged with the shooting of a homeless man near downtown on Tuesday night. The man survived.

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About two hours later, Miami’s police chief said, Maceo is believed to have pulled up in a black Dodge Charger and from the car shot and killed another homeless man as he slept on the sidewalk in Wynwood, sparking an exhaustive around-the-clock investigation.

In that case, Maceo has yet to be charged with the killing of Jerome Antonio Price, 56, a shooting that was captured on surveillance video.

Miami Interim Police Chief Manuel Morales, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday night, said sharp-eyed detectives immediately connected the two attacks.

Officers soon found Maceo — and a firearm — in the car believed to have been used in the attacks. A rapid ballistics test linked his firearm to the two attacks, Morales said.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article256820732.html

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Robert Maudsley's latest appeal to be moved out of his basement glass box enclosure has been denied with apparent finality.
Britain's most dangerous prisoner will 'die in underground glass box' after losing appeal

Serial killer Robert Maudsley is known as the UK’s Hannibal the Cannibal and will spend the rest of his life in a glass cell beneath HMP Wakefield jail, West Yorkshire, after loosing his Christmas appeal

A serial killer dubbed the UK’s Hannibal the Cannibal will die in an underground glass box after having his Christmas appeal for freedom refused.

Robert Maudsley, aka Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, was told this week he will be incarcerated in his own glass cell until he dies, and cannot make any further appeals against the decision.

The 68-year-old, who murdered child molesters, appealed to be allowed to spend the rest of his prison days with the “general population” but chiefs ruled him too dangerous to mix with prisoners and guards at HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

He will now spend the rest of his life, 23 hours a day, locked alone inside a glass box beneath the jail, with a concrete slab to sleep on, a table and chair made of compressed cardboard, and a toilet and sink bolted to the floor. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/britains-most-dangerous-prisoner-die-25778781
 
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Is Robert Maudsley a "serial killer" or just a murderer who's murdered several people? I know there's no difference in result but isn't there a difference in method and motivation, to get that word used?

Anyway I think it's interesting that the people making the comments under the Daily Star article are quite sympathetic to his requests for tv and a budgie. I'm not saying he's not highly dangerous to staff and other prisoners, but it strikes me he's being made an example of - I'm surprised the system can deny him things that other UK prisoners can have (particularly if he's in solitary confinement).
 

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I've just found out today that I might be part on an online video interview with a convicted murderer, cannibal, necrophiliac (and satanist just for good measure). I'm not allowed to say who he is yet sorry (not his request but the person who's organising the interview), in his country police suspected him of more killings but weren't able to prove it so he got a surprisingly short stay in prison. He's released nowadays, married and regularly gives online interviews ... there's quite a few on youtube in fact.

He's told the organiser he's free to chat to us in early February but, joking aside, how do you even go about interviewing someone like this (other than politely)? .. of course nothing might come of this but again, he has a surprisingly open internet presence so the interview could very well happen. The organiser of the interview was telling me all about what a nice person his is today LOL. :pop:
 
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