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Prosecutors: LI Serial Killer Suspect Penned a Murder Guide

How-to manual reportedly includes lessons learned, reminders to check for cameras

(Newser) - When authorities charged alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann with his fifth and sixth murders earlier this month, they referred to a document that had helped the architect avoid detection. It was, in fact, a "blueprint for murder" that may now become "damning evidence against him,"...

New Charges: LI Serial Killer Suspect Was At It Longer Than Thought

Heuermann charged in 2 new killings; prosecutors say they found 'blueprint' to do better 'next time'

(Newser) - The New York architect previously accused of killing four women and leaving their corpses scattered along a coastal highway was charged Thursday in the deaths of two more women, instead of the one that prosecutors had hinted at earlier in the week . Rex Heuermann, 60, was set to appear before...

Cops: US Fugitive Killed 4 Women in Canada in the '70s

And Canadian authorities think the now-dead serial sex offender may have killed more

(Newser) - Canadian police announced Friday they have linked the deaths of four young women nearly 50 years ago to a now-deceased US fugitive who hid in Canada from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, the AP reports. Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Dave Hall said Friday that Gary Allen Srery...

Strange Puzzle May Link BTK Killer to Missing Teen

Puzzle sent by serial killer to TV station includes Cynthia Kinney's name, sheriff says

(Newser) - Since last year , authorities have been investigating a possible link between the BTK serial killer and Cynthia Kinney, who went missing in Oklahoma in 1976 at age 16. Now they're taking another look at a crossword puzzle sent by the convicted killer, Dennis Rader, to a TV station...

Survivor Squashes the Bundy Mystique

Attacked by Ted Bundy in 1978, Kathy Kleiner has finally begun telling her story

(Newser) - When Kathy Kleiner was a student at Florida State University, she was attacked by serial killer Ted Bundy , who murdered two of her sorority sisters that same night. She recounts her experience at the Guardian with writer Ann Moore, delving into what measures she took to never let that night...

'The Lab of Last Resort' Helped Take Down a Serial Killer

A nuclear weapons lab's work was key to getting justice for Efren Saldivar's victims

(Newser) - Police had a suspect, dead bodies, a confession—but what they didn't have was evidence. In a piece for Undark , Sarah Scoles dives into the case of Efren Saldivar, a California respiratory therapist whose treatment of terminally ill patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center had raised some concerns, enough...

Last Bones Tied to 'Green River Killer' Are Traced

They belong to Tammie Liles, who disappeared at age 16 in 1983

(Newser) - The last known human remains tied to Washington state's "Green River Killer" have been identified as belonging to a 16-year-old girl who vanished from Seattle in 1983. Tammie Liles of Everett has long been known to be among Gary Ridgway's female victims, totaling at least 49. Partial...

Long Island Serial Killer Suspect Hit With New Charge

Rex Heuermann had previously been named prime suspect in murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes

(Newser) - An architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings was accused Tuesday in the death of a fourth woman, a Connecticut mother of two who vanished in 2007 and whose remains were found more than three years later along a coastal highway in New York....

Serial Killer's Ex-Wife Gets Another Life Sentence

Monique Olivier was already convicted of acting as Michel Fourniret's accomplice in other killings

(Newser) - The ex-wife of a French serial killer has been handed another life sentence. Monique Olivier was sentenced Tuesday for her role in the rape and murder of two young women, the BBC reports. She was also sentenced for the kidnapping of Estelle Mouzin, a 9-year-old girl whose body was never...

Father of One of America's Most Notorious Serial Killers Dies

Lionel Dahmer is dead at 87

(Newser) - The man who fathered Jeffrey Dahmer, whose crimes made his name practically synonymous with "serial killer," has died nearly three decades after his son was killed in prison, reports the Akron Beacon Journal . Lionel Dahmer was 87 and in hospice in Ohio. The elder Dahmer appeared blindsided when...

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Serial Killer Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Rebecca Auborn is accused of drugging 5 men in Ohio, 4 of whom died

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who police say fatally drugged four men pleaded not guilty to 28 charges at an arraignment Monday and will be held in jail awaiting trial after waiving her chance for bond. Rebecca Auborn's pleas were entered through her attorney, Mark Hunt, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Investigators...

Sheriff 'Furious' About DA's Remarks on BTK Killer, Cold Case

Sheriff, DA in dispute over his possible involvement in death of Cynthia Kinney

(Newser) - An Oklahoma sheriff said Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself the "BTK Killer," was a prime suspect in the disappearance of a 16-year-old cheerleader whose body was never found. But now the local district attorney is saying there's not enough evidence to label Rader a suspect in the...

Serial Killer Ex-Cop Dies on Death Row

Anthony Sully was on death row for nearly 40 years

(Newser) - A former California police officer turned serial killer who was on death row after being convicted of murdering six people in the 1980s has died of natural causes, authorities said. Anthony Sully, 79, died Friday at a medical facility outside the San Quentin Rehabilitation Center, where he had been housed...

Abducted by a Serial Killer in '81, She Finally Tells Her Story

Margy Palm opens up to 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - "I became friends with a serial killer," says Margy Palm. But not just any serial killer—the one who may have very well intended to kill her. Palm tells her story in detail for the first time to Julie Miller for Vanity Fair . Now 72, the San Antonio...

He's the Last Unidentified Victim of the 'Candy Man'

New sketch may help identify teen killed 50 years ago in Houston

(Newser) - A newly released sketch may close the final chapter on a notorious serial killer who preyed on teen boys in Houston 50 years ago. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children unveiled a sketch of the last unidentified victim of Dean Corll, who came to be known as the...

Remains at Indiana Farm Are From 1980s Serial Killer

After four decades, authorities finally able to identify teen victim Keith Lavell Bibbs

(Newser) - Human remains found buried in 1983 at an abandoned Indiana farm have been identified as those of a Chicago teenager who was a victim of the late serial killer Larry Eyler, per the AP . The remains, which were found near the remains of three young men Eyler also killed, are...

After Heuermann Arrest, Cold Cases in 3 States Get New Look

Long Island architect owns property in Nevada, South Carolina; Atlantic City looking its cases over

(Newser) - Unsolved murders "around the nation" are getting a fresh look this week in light of the arrest of suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann, Suffolk County, New York, Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison tells WABC . Heuermann is charged with killing three sex workers on Long Island, and is considered the prime...

Cops Think Heuermann Killed at His Home

Suspected LI serial killer's family was out of town when women disappeared: source

(Newser) - The women believed to have been murdered by the Gilgo Beach serial killer all disappeared during times that the family of the newly arrested suspect in the Long Island slayings, Rex Heuermann, was out of town. For that reason, a source connected to the investigation tells CNN , investigators are operating...

Texas Man Arrested in Serial Sex Worker Slayings

Oscar Sanchez Garcia, 25, allegedly killed 3 women over 4 months in Dallas

(Newser) - Another suspected serial killer has surfaced, this time in Texas. Oscar Sanchez Garcia, 25, was arrested Wednesday and will be charged with three counts of murder tied to the deaths of three women in Dallas from April through July. All three women were found stabbed to death near the Trinity...

Cops Eye Freed Career Criminal as Suspect in Serial Killings

Jesse Lee Calhoun is person of interest in deaths of 4 women near Portland, Oregon: reports

(Newser) - Days after police arrested a suspected serial killer linked to the deaths of four women in New York, authorities have identified a person of interest in the deaths of four women on the other side of the country. Kristin Smith, 22; Charity Perry, 24; Bridget Webster, 31; and Ashley Real,...

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