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SC Serial Killer Reportedly Claims to Have Killed More People — But Won’t Give Specifics

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, who is serving seven consecutive life sentences in prison for murdering seven people, claims he has more victims — but is declining to give any specifics.

In an eight-page letter on Nov. 28 to the Herald-Journal, Kohlepp implied that he has killed many others and not just in South Carolina.

“Yes there is more than seven,” he wrote in the letter, claiming. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off.”

“It’s not an addition problem, it’s an [sic] multiplication problem,” he continued. “Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

Kohlhepp, a former real estate agent, pleaded guilty earlier this year to seven murders committed over 13 years, from 2003 to 2016. The plea deal spared him the death penalty, but he is spending the rest of his life in prison without the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-more-victims/

Serial Killer Who Murdered 7 People Says He Has More Undiscovered 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 prison.

His string of crimes was uncovered in 2016 after police rescued a woman chained at the neck in

Read more at: http://time.com/5058333/todd-kohlhepp-serial-killer-victims/

No evidence of serial killer in cases of missing and murdered people: Toronto police

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – There’s no evidence that a serial killer was involved in the cases of recent missing and murdered people in the Church and Wellesley Streets area of Toronto, police said on Friday.

Investigators have addressed several concerns brought up by the community and posts on social media while giving an update on the investigations into the murder of Tess Richey, the death of Alloura Wells and missing people Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen.

Speaking about Project Prism, the taskforce set up to investigate the disappearance of Kinsman and Esen, Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond said there was no evidence that dating apps were involved in these cases.

“There has been a great deal of misinformation and speculation relating to the Project Prism investigation disseminated through the media and other mediums,” Richmond stated.

Richmond added that there has been no evidence that the two missing men are connected to each other or connected

Read more at: http://www.news1130.com/2017/12/08/no-evidence-serial-killer-toronto-police-say/

People are convinced Marilyn Manson is DEAD because the serial killer who inspired his stage name died

DOPEY social media users have been tweeting “rest in peace” messages for serial killer Charles Manson – after confusing him with goth rocker Marilyn Manson.

Charles Manson, leader of the infamous “Manson Family” death cult in the 1960s, died behind bars on Sunday night.

 Social media users have been confusing these two VERY different Mansons
Social media users have been confusing these two VERY different Mansons

The evil killer was serving a life sentence for the murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others.

But confused music fans have been taking to Twitter to express their sorrow – after mistakenly believing controversial rocker Marilyn was dead.

Some shared pictures of the goth singer alongside “rest in peace” messages.

Others wrote more personal tributes, with one tweeting that the mass murderer “taught him it was okay to be

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4962912/marilyn-charles-manson-people-think-dead-serial-killer/

Serial Killer William Devin Howell Gets Life in Prison – People

The Connecticut serial killer who drove a “murder mobile” and buried his victims in what he called “his garden” was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for his crimes, PEOPLE confirms.

New Britain, Connecticut, Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander handed down the six life terms — or 360 years in prison — for William Devin Howell, a court clerk tells PEOPLE.

Howell, a drifter who is believed to be the most prolific killer in Connecticut history, pleaded guilty in September to murdering six people in 2003, the Associated Press reports.

His victims, whom he killed over a six-month period, were identified as Melanie Ruth Camilini, Diane Cusack, Marilyn Mendez Gonzalez, Joyvaline Martinez, Mary Jane Menard, Danny Lee Whistnant.

At the time of his arrest, Howell was already serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the death of a seventh victim, Nilsa Arizmendi, who disappeared in July 2003 from a grocery store

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/conn-serial-killer-william-devin-howell-sentenced-life-prison/

Possible Serial Killer Still At Large in Tampa – People

The Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa has been on edge for nearly a month — and residents are trying to go about their daily lives with the fear that a serial killer may be in their midst.

The area has been terrorized by three killings of people who don’t seem to have an apparent link to each other. They were fatally shot within a half-mile of each other. Police believe the killings are related.

“I am scared every day,” resident Marisol Linares tells PEOPLE. “When I check my mail, I wonder if I can even get to the mailbox without being shot. I have children who can’t play outside because there may be someone who will shoot them. I want to move away, but I can’t right now.”

Police continue to investigate the killings, and a spokesperson tells PEOPLE that they are looking at

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Inside the mind of the Japanese serial killer who killed 9 people

In June, one month after he was given a suspended prison term for being a scout for a prostitution ring, Takahiro Shiraishi told his father that he saw no meaning in life.

Jobless, the 27-year-old cocooned himself further in the dark recesses of social media. He used Twitter, a medium he once used to lure girls into the sex trade, to meet people with suicidal thoughts.

The gruesome Halloween find of nine human heads and 240 bones in his studio apartment in Zama city, an hour and a half from central Tokyo, has spooked Japan and again shone a light on suicide and mental health issues in a country that even has a “suicide forest”.

Japan has the sixth highest suicide rate in the world. Some 21,897 killed themselves last year – a 22-year low, while there were 257 reports filed with the Internet Hotline Centre about suicide attempts.


Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/inside-the-mind-of-a-serial-killer

Suspect in Japan Serial-Killer Case Sought Out Suicidal People

Television reporters spent a good part of Tuesday and Wednesday training their cameras on the building in the city of Zama where Mr. Shiraishi lived, or showing footage of the suspect covering his eyes with his hands as the police drove him to meet with prosecutors Wednesday morning.

With the police officially saying very little, it was left to the Japanese news media to report details leaked to members-only “press clubs” for crime reporters.


The house in Zama, about 30 miles outside Tokyo, where the police found the bodies. Mr. Shiraishi was said in news reports to have found his victims on Twitter.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/world/asia/japan-serial-killer-takahiro-shiraishi.html

Possible Serial Killer ‘Terrorizing’ Tampa Neighborhood as 3 People Fatally Shot in 11 Days

Police say that a possible serial killer is “terrorizing” a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in 11 days.

The killings all occurred in The Seminole Heights section of Tampa. The three victims do not have an apparent link to each other, but they were fatally shot within a half mile of each other.

The first victim, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell, was shot and killed at approximately 9 p.m on October 9 while waiting at a bus stop near his home. He was alone at the time, He has no criminal background and a police spokesperson said in a press conference that he is “a good person from a good family.”

Two days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was shot and killed ten blocks away. Her body was found in a grassy plot of land owned by the city of Tampa. “Her life was taken from her with no motive,” her

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/tampa-serial-killer-seminole-heights/

Is this the suspected serial killer who has shot dead three people in 11 days in Tampa? Police release video of …

Police in Tampa, Florida have released a video of a hooded person of interest in the three murders that have terrorized a quiet neighborhood, in a desperate plea for information about the suspected serial murders.

A $25,000 reward is offered to the public for information about the three sidewalk shootings in Seminole Heights, after desperate investigators called in FBI profilers for assistance in the case.

Two men and one woman have been gunned down in the neighborhood in little more than a week, with police saying they have no personal connections and appear to be randomly targeted.

Cops conducting saturation patrols in the area even heard the gunshots that killed the latest victim, 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa, but the killer eluded them.

The eerie surveillance video from the first shooting shows a tall, thin person walking with a distinctive loping gait, but police have cautioned that they aren’t sure from

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5007303/Tampa-police-release-video-suspected-serial-killer.html