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New information on possible motive of alleged East Feliciana serial killer postpones grand jury until November

The grand jury set for Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish for alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe has been continued until November after investigators received new information Monday they believe could give insight into the 36-year-old’s motive, said 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla. 

D’Aquilla, whose district covers East and West Feliciana parishes, had hoped to indict Sharpe on Tuesday in the slayings of two Clinton-area men and the non-fatal shooting of a third man, all of which happened since July. The district attorney said he believes he had enough evidence to indict Sharpe on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the three shootings, but said the delay will give investigators more time to strengthen the case against Sharpe.

D’Aquilla declined to indicate details about the new information other than to say it involves Sharpe’s motive. 

Greg Phares, chief criminal deputy for the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, also declined to comment on the

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New information on alleged East Feliciana serial killer’s possible motive postpones grand jury until November

The grand jury set for Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish for alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe has been continued until November after investigators received new information Monday they believe could give insight into the 36-year-old’s motive, said 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla. 

D’Aquilla, whose district covers East and West Feliciana parishes, had hoped to indict Sharpe on Tuesday in the slayings of two Clinton-area men and the non-fatal shooting of a third man, all of which happened since July. The district attorney said he believes he had enough evidence to indict Sharpe on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the three shootings, but said the delay will give investigators more time to strengthen the case against Sharpe.

D’Aquilla declined to indicate details about the new information other than to say it involves Sharpe’s motive. 

Greg Phares, chief criminal deputy for the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, also declined to comment on the

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Possible serial killer Ryan Sharpe to be held without bail in BREC commissioner’s slaying

The Clinton man suspected in four shootings since July, three of them fatal, will be held without bail in the Sept. 19 drive-by killing of a former BREC commissioner outside his Pride home in East Baton Rouge Parish, a court commissioner told the 36-year-old man Friday.

Ryan Sharpe is booked on single counts of first-degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting and illegal use of a firearm in the slaying of 66-year-old Carroll Breeden just over the East Feliciana Parish line from Clinton.

Breeden was spraying weeds by the road in front of his home when he was gunned down.

Sharpe, who made his second court appearance in as many days via video hookup from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, told 19th Judicial District Commissioner Nicole Robinson that he has spoken with a lawyer.

Possible East Feliciana serial killer suspected in 3 fatal shootings makes court appearance

A Clinton man suspected in three fatal drive-by shootings — one in East Baton Rouge Parish and two in neighboring East Feliciana Parish — made his first court appearance Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge after being captured the night before following a police chase.

Ryan Sharpe, 36, appeared in a video hookup from Parish Prison wearing an orange jumpsuit and listened quietly as 19th Judicial District Court Commissioner Quintillis Lawrence, who sat in the court’s Bail Bond Program office, told Sharpe he is charged in East Baton Rouge with first-degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting and illegal use of a firearm.

DNA results from rape kit backlog in Memphis reveal possible serial killer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new development in the DNA rape kit backlog in Memphis is linking one suspect to multiple horrendous crimes across different states.

Authorities say they’ve managed to connect a rape suspect in Memphis to other rapes and murders in Missouri and South Carolina.

They’re eager to catch the man who they say targets kids and teens as rape victims by scoping out houses with toys in the yard.

Sketches of the suspected serial killer have hung by New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens’ desk for nearly 20 years.

“It’s a cold case, but we’ve never considered it a cold case because it’s on the top of our plate and we’re not going to let it go until we get it solved,” said Sheriff Stevens.

He’s talking about the brutal double homicide of a mother and daughter in Portageville, Missouri in 1998.

“It was a very shocking scene.”

Sherri Scherer, 37, and her daughter Megan, 12,

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DNA results from rape kit backlog in Memphis reveal possible serial …

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new development in the DNA rape kit backlog in Memphis is linking one suspect to multiple horrendous crimes across different states.

Authorities say they’ve managed to connect a rape suspect in Memphis to other rapes and murders in Missouri and South Carolina.

They’re eager to catch the man who they say targets kids and teens as rape victims by scoping out houses with toys in the yard.

Sketches of the suspected serial killer have hung by New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens’ desk for nearly 20 years.

“It’s a cold case, but we’ve never considered it a cold case because it’s on the top of our plate and we’re not going to let it go until we get it solved,” said Sheriff Stevens.

He’s talking about the brutal double homicide of a mother and daughter in Portageville, Missouri in 1998.

“It was a very shocking scene.”

Sherri Scherer, 37, and her daughter Megan, 12,

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2017/05/25/dna-results-from-rape-kit-backlog-in-memphis-reveal-possible-serial-killer/

Investigation into possible Spokane serial killer in the making – Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SPOKANE, Wash. –

KHQ continues to dig deeper into the possibility of a serial killer in the making in the Inland Northwest. According to police records, detectives believe one man is involved in the disappearance of one woman, the dismemberment of another and the strangulation of a third. We now know, a decade old crime, may also be linked.

Police records detail the first violent assault allegedly committed by the suspect in Spokane. This is the fourth victim detectives believe are linked to the same man. Because he has not been charged with any attack in Spokane County, we are not naming him at this time.

The suspect appears to have a type: vulnerable women he meets through mutual friends.

April 2007

Documents written by a Spokane Police detective show his alleged violence against women began 10 years ago when an

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Investigation into possible Spokane serial killer in the making …

SPOKANE, Wash. –

KHQ continues to dig deeper into the possibility of a serial killer in the making in the Inland Northwest. According to police records, detectives believe one man is involved in the disappearance of one woman, the dismemberment of another and the strangulation of a third. We now know, a decade old crime, may also be linked.

Police records detail the first violent assault allegedly committed by the suspect in Spokane. This is the fourth victim detectives believe are linked to the same man. Because he has not been charged with any attack in Spokane County, we are not naming him at this time.

The suspect appears to have a type: vulnerable women he meets through mutual friends.

April 2007

Documents written by a Spokane Police detective show his alleged violence against women began 10 years ago when an

Read more at: http://www.khq.com/story/34968262/investigation-into-possible-spokane-serial-killer-in-the-making-continues

Possible Serial Killer Uncovered in New Hampshire

Police in New Hampshire believe a California inmate who died in prison in 2010 is responsible for the death of a woman who went missing in 1981 and for the murders of another woman and three children.

Authorities have linked Bob Evans, who served time in California for murdering his wife, to at least five other killings.

They painted a portrait of him as a drifter, moving among cities and towns in New Hampshire, Idaho and California from the 1970s until the turn of the century and using multiple aliases that made his crime spree difficult to discover.

New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin left open the possibility that Evans will be linked to more unsolved murders.

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Man Accused of Murdering 2 New Jersey Women Probed as Possible Serial Killer After Potential Link to Another Death …

Authorities believe the 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of killing a college student and another woman in the last few months may be linked to a third slaying, and investigators are actively looking at him as a possible serial killer, law enforcement sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4 New York.

The sources say Khalil Wheeler-Weaver is being investigated in the death of a missing 19-year-old Philadelphia escort whose burned body was discovered in an abandoned building in Orange, New Jersey. Though she has not been publicly identified, she was living at the Garden State Motel in Union Township when she disappeared, the sources say. She vanished in September.

It wasn’t clear what investigators believed tied Wheeler-Weaver to the case, but the body of at least one of the other women he’s accused of killing was found under similar circumstances.

He has not been charged with killing the

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