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The Long Island Serial Killer stars in Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

As you might expect from the story of a serial killer who preys on prostitutes, the young women in Robert Kolker’s enthralling Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery were already, in many ways, lost. Prostitutes and runaways, their murders might have easily elicited a what-did-they-expect shrug. (Certainly that’s how the police at times seemed to handle the case). What sets Lost Girls apart is Kolker’s empathetic and detailed portrayals of the victims, based on hundreds of hours of interviews with their families and friends. This is an impressive and impassioned work of investigative journalism, and a chilling commentary on the entangled influences of economics, race, technology and politics on sex and murder in the Internet age. Kolker, a reporter for New York magazine, is that rare-breed journalist who latched onto a difficult story and refused to let go. In this haunting tale, he bravely and meticulously recreates the lives of once hopeful but sadly forgotten young women, while shining a light on the economic hardships that pushed them to make tough, risky choices. A colleague told me that after finishing Lost Girls she spent hours researching the victims and the case online. Her warning to me is my promise to you: Be prepared to obsess. –Neal Thompson (Amazon.com Review)

Suspected serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi served second murder warrant

Suspected serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi has been served a second murder warrant in connection with nine people whose bodies were found dismembered in his apartment in Kanagawa Prefecture.

The second warrant was issued over the slaying of Yokohama resident Kazumi Maruyama, 25, who disappeared on Oct. 18. Shiraishi, 27, allegedly killed Maruyama and stashed her body at his apartment in Zama. A cellphone believed to be hers was found in his room, investigative sources said.

Shiraishi, who has admitted to the slayings, was taken into custody in late October and arrested about three weeks later in connection with the slaying of Aiko Tamura, 23, who vanished on Oct. 23.

The case has sent shock waves across Japan.

Shiraishi is believed to have approached his victims online before luring them to his apartment. Although many of them had posted suicidal thoughts on Twitter and other social media sites, Shiraishi has told the police

Read more at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/11/national/crime-legal/suspected-serial-killer-takahiro-shiraishi-served-second-murder-warrant/

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp reportedly claims more victims

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claimed in a letter he wrote to a South Carolina newspaper that he killed more than the seven people he was convicted of murdering.

In a letter to the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kohlhepp, 46, said he had tried to tell investigators about his other victims, “but it was blown off.”

“Yes there is more than seven,” Kohlhepp wrote in the eight-page letter. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off. It’s not an addition problem, it’s an multiplication problem. Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, told The Associated Press the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to 14 charges including seven counts of Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/convicted-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-reportedly-claims-victims/story?id=51709128

SC serial killer Todd Kohlhepp says there are more victims – WXIA

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said “it was blown off.” He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see reason to give numbers or locations.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, said the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

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The 46-year-old Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of murder for killings that took place over more than a decade, all as he ran a real estate business. He was sentenced to life in prison.

His string of crimes was uncovered in 2016 after

Read more at: http://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/sc-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-says-there-are-more-victims/85-498386985

Serial killer Rose West ‘is threatening to kill herself if she goes blind …

Serial killer Rose West 'is threatening to kill herself if she goes blind'
Rose West is devastated at the thought of going blind (Picture: PA)

Serial killer Rose West is reportedly threatening to kill herself if she goes blind.

West was diagnosed with irreversible glaucoma in July and is said to be devastated at the prospect of losing her sight and her ‘middle class’ life in jail at HMP Newton, near Durham.

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A source told the Mirror: ‘It’s already affected her sight. She’s wearing her specs all the time. She’s told people she’ll kill herself if she ends up blind. But apart from her vision, she’s fit as an ox.’

A prison insider told the newspaper she now relies heavily on her trademark glasses

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/10/serial-killer-rose-west-is-threatening-kill-herself-if-she-goes-blind-7147162/

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp says there are more victims

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said “it was blown off.” He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see reason to give numbers or locations.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, said the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

The 46-year-old Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of murder for killings that took place over more than a decade, all as he ran

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/12/10/serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-victims/938464001/

Serial killer Rose West is ‘going blind’ behind bars in HMP Low …

Infamous murder Rose West is losing her sight, prison insiders claim.

And the killer – who will die behind bars after being convicted of ten different murders – is said to be considering suicide if she is unable to see.

A source told The Mirror: “It’s already affected her sight. She’s wearing her specs all the time. She’s told people she’ll kill herself if she ends up blind. But apart from her vision, she’s fit as an ox.”

West, 64, is said to be distraught about the idea of losing her vision – but apart from her sight problems, it’s said she enjoys a number of ‘hobbies’ within the high-security F Wing of Low Newton prison, in County Durham .

Rose West was found guilty of 10 murders in 1995

Rose West was found guilty of 10 murders in 1995

Sources claim the child killer has taken up

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/serial-killer-rose-west-going-14017878

Serial killer who chained woman in container says there are more victims

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said “it was blown off.” He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see reason to give numbers or locations.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, said the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

The 46-year-old Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of murder for killings that took place over more than a decade, all as he ran a real estate business. He was sentenced to life in

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/12/10/serial-killer-who-chained-woman-in-container-says-there-are-more-victims/

Kelsey Grammer ‘forgives’ serial killer who raped and murdered …

Actor Kelsey Grammer has told how he will always “carry the loss” of his younger sister Karen, who was brutally raped and murdered at the age of 18.

Freddie Glenn was convicted of the horrific crime in 1976 which left Kelsey distraught.

Glenn and an accomplice abducted Karen from outside a restaurant in the belief she had witnessed them failing to rob it.

She was raped over four hours before Glenn slit her throat.

Karen managed to crawl back to a nearby home but died on the porhc.

Kelsey had to identify her body aged 20.

The much-loved star, who is best known for playing Dr Frasier Crane in sitcoms Frasier and its predecessor Cheers, told the BBC’s Desert Island Disc’s programme: “I think you always carry it, because what you miss about them, is them in your life.”

Freddie Glenn
(Image: Splash News)

Kelsey’s sister Karen

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/kelsey-grammer-forgives-serial-killer-11669414

Todd Kohlhepp, South Carolina serial killer, says he has more …

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said “it was blown off.” He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see reason to give numbers or locations.” 

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, said the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

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The 46-year-old Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of murder for killings that took place over more than a decade, all as he ran a real estate business. He was sentenced to life in prison. 

Kohlhepp was

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/todd-kohlhepp-serial-killer-says-there-are-more-victims/

Serial killer Rose West is going blind behind bars | Daily Mail Online

  • Serial killer Rose West, 64, was diagnosed with irreversible glaucoma in July
  • It has now been reported she is going blind behind bars at HMP Low Newton
  • And West has told fellow prisoners she will kill herself if she loses her sight
  • West was convicted of the murders of 10 young women and girls in 1995

Keiran Southern For Mailonline