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Profile of a serial killer: Police hunt killer behind 4 Tampa murders


Inside the hunt for a possible serial killer in Tampa

Former homicide detective and Fox News contributor Ted Williams talks to police Chief Brian Dugan about the investigation into multiple murders.

A mounting body count in Tampa, the mysterious deaths of three women in North Carolina and clusters of unsolved murders nationwide have left both cops and citizens fearing their neighbors could be among the most rare but prolific criminal of all: The serial killer.

“No more than 1 percent of all homicides are committed by serial

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A man with ‘a classic serial killer’ profile has escaped a mental hospital and can’t be found


The Hawaii State Hospital from which Randall Saito escaped. (Caleb Jones/AP)

Add this to the list of things you probably need to worry about.

A manipulative “psychopathic predator” who Hawaiian prosecutors said has the “criteria of a classic serial killer” is on the loose in the U.S. mainland, after escaping from a mental hospital on Oahu, chartering a plane to a neighboring island and then flying commercial to California.

NoneRandall Toshio Saito. (Maui police/AP)

The “violent psychopath” in question is Randall Toshio Saito, who has called the Hawaii State Hospital home for nearly four decades, according to police.

In 1979, Saito shot Sandra Yamashiro in the face with a pellet gun, then stabbed her until she died, according to Time magazine. He had never met the woman before and chose her at random at

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Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits ‘serial killer’ profile



TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains

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Experts: William Reece fits ‘serial killer’ profile – KTRK

A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was from Oklahoma, while the three others were from Texas.

Oklahoma prosecutors announced Thursday they would seek the death penalty

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Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits ‘serial killer’ profile | WTOP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was

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Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits ‘serial killer’ profile

A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was from Oklahoma, while the three others were from Texas.

Oklahoma prosecutors announced Thursday

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/04/experts-suspect-in-4-deaths-fits-serial-killer-profile.html

Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits ‘serial killer’ profile

TULSA, Okla. — A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was from Oklahoma, while the three others were from Texas.

Oklahoma prosecutors announced Thursday they would seek

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/experts-suspect-in-4-deaths-fits-serial-killer-profile/2017/08/04/2e797d28-795a-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html

Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits ‘serial killer’ profile

A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was from Oklahoma, while the three others were from Texas.

Oklahoma prosecutors announced Thursday

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‘Pure evil’ Green River Killer TV profile airs June 2

By Craig Sailor / The News Tribune

Puget Sound’s most prolific serial killer is the subject of an HLN crime show Friday.

“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” profiles the hunt for Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

The series, which airs 9 p.m. Friday on HLN, showcases the advances in forensic science and technology that solved high-profile criminal cases of the 1900s.

The Green River show opens with personnel removing a covered body from the banks of the river. Victims first appeared in 1982.

“The Green River case is the most unusual case, I think, in the history of this country,” says U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert.

Reichert puts the number of Ridgway’s victims at between 60 and 80.

“It was like looking into the eyes of pure evil,” Reichert says of Ridgway.

Reichert served as the lead detective on the case when he worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Republican congressman is a big part of the show that uses

Read more at: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/pure-evil-green-river-killer-tv-profile-airs-june-2/