Serial Killer Attacking Black Men

Cops believe Flint killer is Virginia slasher
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 1:59 AM CDT
Serial Killer Attacking Black Men
A composite sketch of the Flint suspect.   (Michigan State Police)

Investigators believe that a man who attacked and wounded three dark-skinned men in Virginia this month is the same person wanted for 15 stabbings in Flint, Michigan. All but two of the Flint serial killer's victims, and all five fatalities, were African-American men, and police say the description of the suspect and his methods are strikingly similar in both states, the Washington Post is reporting.

The attacker—described as a white or Middle Eastern man, 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes—picks victims who tend to be older or of small stature. In both states, and in a weekend attack in Toledo, Ohio, the man asked victims for help fixing his vehicle—a dark-green Chevrolet Blazer with tan paneling around the bottom—before stabbing them or hitting them with a hammer. (More serial killers stories.)

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