Category Archives: Eastbound Strangler

NJ authorities may have caught serial killer, experts say

NEWARK — Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. ‘Son of Sam’ David Burkowitz.

Criminologists say if the charges against 20-year-old Khalil Wheeler-Weaver turn out to be true, New Jersey will have a name to add to the list of America’s serial killers.

Authorities allege Wheeler-Weaver, an Orange resident who worked as a security guard, killed at least three women, and tried to kill a fourth before he was arrested last year.

Though prosecutors have not used the term “serial killer” when levying charges against Wheeler-Weaver, experts said the allegations against him fit the definition of the term.

What we know about the killings

“I think this qualifies,” Lawrence Kobilinsky, John Jay College’s science department chairperson and a forensics expert, said of the case against Wheeler-Weaver.

The FBI’s definition of “serial murder” has fluctuated, leading to a disagreement among experts about the minimum number of convicted murders needed to identify someone as a

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/03/what_makes_a_serial_killer.html

CHRISTIE meets with TRUMP — MAINOR to run for JC mayor — AFFORDABLE HOUSING agreements increase

11/21/16 07:17 AM EST

By Matt Friedman (mfriedman@politico.com; @mattfriedmannj)

Good Monday morning!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We like Chris a lot.” — Donald Trump on Gov. Christie http://on.app.com/2g8ZyMy

WHERE’S CHRISTIE? In Trenton for an 11am cabinet meeting (including Lt. Gov. Guadagno) after meeting with Trump yesterday, and then on Ask the Governor tonight

HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Former Statehouse reporter Melissa Hayes

NEWS

HISTORY? — “Inside Chris Christie’s fall from grace,” by POLITICO’s Alex Isenstadt: “Trump and his top aides were most concerned about two issues, according to nearly a dozen people briefed on the process: Christie’s mismanagement of the transition, and the lingering

Read more at: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/new-jersey-playbook/2016/11/christie-meets-with-trump-mainor-to-run-for-jc-mayor-affordable-housing-agreements-increase-217497

Getting away with murder: the Atlantic City prostitute killings 10 years later

ATLANTIC CITY — At 11 years old, Jeremiah Dilts is too young to know the terrible details of his mother’s death.

He’s been told a “bad man” took her. And that the man killed her. And that the man has never been caught.

The boy has few memories of Molly Dilts. He said his grandfather, Verner Dilts, tells him she was nice.

In this 2008 photo, Verner Dilts, the father of Molly Dilts, hugs Molly’s son, Jeremiah, in the family’s home in Black Lick, Pa.. Verner Dilts is raising the boy, now 11. (File photo) 

“I’m sad that it had to happen,” Jeremiah said. “I wish she could come back.”

On Sunday, the Dilts family, along with other families they have come to know through shared loss, will mark an unwelcome and frustrating milestone.

It has been 10 years since a suspected serial killer prowling the streets of Atlantic City

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/10_years_later_the_atlantic_city_serial_killer_rem.html

Why ‘The Killing Season’ likely won’t solve infamous A.C. murders — but may stop others

Nearly 10 years ago to the day, the barefoot bodies of four sex workers were found in a ditch behind the Golden Key Motel outside Atlantic City. No one was ever charged in the murders, and a major new AE documentary series called “The Killing Season” is probably not going to change that.

But “The Killing Season,” the latest in a string of long-form true crime TV series (“The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer,” to name a couple) has different ambitions: It pulls back the curtain on an epidemic of murders in the sex trade, fueled by the ease of Internet prostitution and stymied by the stigma attached to its victims.

Documentarians Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills worked with the crowdsourcing investigative website Websleuths.com and data journalists to comb through the clues available, poke holes in dubious theories and put pressure on law enforcement whom they say appear all too willing to bury these cases.

Though “The Killing Season”

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2016/11/the_killing_season_long_island_serial_killer.html

Why ‘The Killing Season’ likely won’t solve infamous AC murders — but may stop others

Nearly 10 years ago to the day, the barefoot bodies of four sex workers were found in a ditch behind the Golden Key Motel outside Atlantic City. No one was ever charged in the murders, and a major new AE documentary series called “The Killing Season” is probably not going to change that. 

But “The Killing Season,” the latest in a string of long-form true crime TV series (“The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer,” to name a couple) has different ambitions: It pulls back the curtain on an epidemic of murders in the sex trade, fueled by the ease of Internet prostitution and stymied by the stigma attached to its victims.

Documentarians Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills worked with the crowdsourcing investigative website Websleuths.com and data journalists to comb through the clues available, poke holes in dubious theories and put pressure on law enforcement whom they say appear all too willing to bury these cases.  

Though “The

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2016/11/the_killing_season_long_island_serial_killer.html

The Killing Season: A&E Series Investigates Long Island Serial Killer Case

Filmmakers unearthed previously unreported information about the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case in The Killing Season, a new documentary series—and its creators hope it will help advance the ongoing investigation.

The documentarians tracked down one of the victim’s boyfriends, who gave a rare interview shedding new light on one aspect of the case. And while weeding through internet speculation, they found evidence that someone using a local law enforcement agency’s computer posted online the identity of a sworn officer that the user suggested was the killer.

“A lot of this wasn’t necessarily to find the killer, but to weed away the speculation,” said Josh Zeman, who teamed up with fellow documentarian Rachel Mills in the series. “Why was there so much speculation? Because there was so little transparency from law enforcement. And the one time we need transparency from law enforcement is when there’s a serial killer on the loose.”

The

Read more at: https://www.longislandpress.com/2016/11/11/the-killing-season-ae-series-investigates-long-island-serial-killer-case/

A&E tackling A.C. serial killer, one of N.J.’s most notorious unsolved crimes

Nearly 10 years after four bodies of prostitutes were discovered in a drainage ditch behind a strip of seedy motels outside Atlantic City, two documentarians are digging into the murders in a true-crime investigative series for AE.

The bodies of the women — Kim Raffo, 35, Molly Dilts, 20, Barbara Breidor, 42, and Tracy Roberts, 23 — were all barefoot and positioned with their heads facing east. Two were determined to have been strangled, although the two others were too badly decomposed to rule on a cause of death. Some labeled them victims of the “Eastbound Strangler.”

In “The Killing Season,” executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney of Summit, Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills attempt to link the so-called Golden Key murders – for the $15-a-night motel behind which the women were found — to the bodies of sex workers found in 2010 and 2011 on Long Island beaches. The Long Island prostitutes had all booked recent

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2016/09/eastbound_strangler_atlantic_city_long_island_seri.html

A&E tackling AC serial killer, one of NJ’s most notorious unsolved crimes

Nearly 10 years after four bodies of prostitutes were discovered in a drainage ditch behind a strip of seedy motels outside Atlantic City, two documentarians are digging into the murders in a true-crime investigative series for AE.

The bodies of the women — Kim Raffo, 35, Molly Dilts, 20, Barbara Breidor, 42, and Tracy Roberts, 23 — were all barefoot and positioned with their heads facing east. Two were determined to have been strangled, although the two others were too badly decomposed to rule on a cause of death. Some labeled them victims of the “Eastbound Strangler.”

In “The Killing Season,” executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney of Summit, Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills attempt to link the so-called Golden Key murders – for the $15-a-night motel behind which the women were found — to the bodies of sex workers found in 2010 and 2011 on Long Island beaches. The Long Island prostitutes had all booked recent

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2016/09/eastbound_strangler_atlantic_city_long_island_seri.html

Chasing Exclusive: Eastbound Strangler

In 2006, a serial killer known as the Eastbound Strangler stalked the streets of Atlantic City, murdering prostitutesand depositing their bodies in a shallow ditch behind a seedy motel the next town over.

Posted:Dec 10 2015 02:06PM EST

Updated:Dec 10 2015 02:06PM EST