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Official: Serial killer suspect’s call to cops led to arrest

A suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth, according to a law enforcement official.

Ryan Sharpe, 36, wasn’t a suspect in the shootings until he called the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office last Wednesday and identified himself as the killer, said the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

After the call ended, the sheriff’s office called Sharpe again but he didn’t answer, according to the official. However, Sharpe later called them back and once again identified himself as the shooter they were seeking, the official said.

The calls immediately led investigators to Sharpe’s home in Clinton, where officers saw him drive away in a white four-door Nissan Altima. They tried to pull him over but he led

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Prosecutor Suggests a NY Carpenter Could Be a Suspect in the Long Island Serial Killer Case

A carpenter named John Bittrolff, who was recently sentenced to prison for murdering two prostitutes, may be responsible for one or more of the unsolved deaths connected to the bodies discovered on Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

“There are remains of the victims at Gilgo that may be attributed to the handiwork of Mr. Bittrolff, and that investigation is continuing,” Robert Biancavilla, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in New York, told the Associated Press.

The Gilgo Beach case, dubbed the “Long Island Serial Killer,” traces back to the discovery of multiple bodies starting in December 2010. Authorities eventually unearthed 10 sets of remains on Gilgo and have said they believe at least four of the deaths — all of women — are linked, raising the specter of one or more serial killers

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/prosecutor-says-john-bittrolff-long-island-serial-killer/

Kansas City serial killer suspect: ‘Kill all white people’

An suspected serial killer eyed in the executions of five men along Kansas City hiking trails once threatened to “kill all white people.”

Fredrick Demond Scott, 22, who has been charged in two of the slayings and is the prime suspect in three others, allegedly carried a brutal grudge.

The Kansas City Star reports that according to court records, Scott, who is black, threatened three years ago to shoot up an area alternative school and “kill all white people.”

But his mom told the newspaper that her son — who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia — never displayed any sign of hatred towards whites.

“As far as I know, Fredrick never had a problem with white people,” his mother said. “He would do odd jobs for people and some of those people were white men.”

Police say they aren’t sure if the murders were racially motivated, but say the accused told detectives he was

Read more at: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/08/31/kansas-city-serial-killer-suspect-kill-all-white-people

Man charged in two KC killings, suspect in three more: ‘They didn’t see it coming’

A mysterious series of apparently random killings in Kansas City, mostly committed in isolated spots along walking trails, came to an end when the killer deviated from his pattern with a brazen, execution-style shooting in broad daylight on a city street, according to Jackson County prosecutors.

The fifth and final killing came shortly after noon on Aug. 13, when 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott allegedly followed a man from a city bus, crept up behind him on the street and shot him in the head — before turning and getting right back on a bus.

Like the other four victims Scott is either charged with killing or is suspected of killing, Steven Gibbons was a stranger but fit a specific profile: they were all white men between ages 54 and 67.

All five victims were shot. Four were shot in the head — three in the back of the

Read more at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article170048557.html

Bondage murder trial suspect ‘wanted to become serial killer after fleeing UK’

A bogus MI5 agent caught on camera as he smothered a loner with clingfilm and set fire to his bungalow murdered a second victim and tried to kill a third while he was on the run in Italy, a court heard. 

“Fantasist” Jason Marshall, 28, bound, gagged and suffocated Peter Fasoli, 58, while Classic FM played on the radio in his one-bed bungalow on 7 January 2013. 

Marshall, who was posing as an undercover agent who specialised in “dirty work”, then set fire to the computer repairman’s home in Northolt, west London, and fled to Rome, Italy, four days later on an EasyJet flight booked using the alleged victim’s bank details. 

Within a month the former road sweeper strangled 67-year-old Vincenzo Iale to death with an electrical cord and tried to murder Umberto Gismondi, 54, with a pillow at their respective flats in the Italian capital.

Marshall, who seduced all three men on the dating site Badoo,

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jason-marshall-serial-killer-old-bailey-murder-trial-peter-fasoli-badoo-classic-fm-clingfilm-a7878401.html

Bondage murder trial suspect ‘wanted to become serial killer after …

A bogus MI5 agent caught on camera as he smothered a loner with clingfilm and set fire to his bungalow murdered a second victim and tried to kill a third while he was on the run in Italy, a court heard. 

“Fantasist” Jason Marshall, 28, bound, gagged and suffocated Peter Fasoli, 58, while Classic FM played on the radio in his one-bed bungalow on 7 January 2013. 

Marshall, who was posing as an undercover agent who specialised in “dirty work”, then set fire to the computer repairman’s home in Northolt, west London, and fled to Rome, Italy, four days later on an EasyJet flight booked using the alleged victim’s bank details. 

Within a month the former road sweeper strangled 67-year-old Vincenzo Iale to death with an electrical cord and tried to murder Umberto Gismondi, 54, with a pillow at their respective flats in the Italian capital.

Marshall, who seduced all three men on the dating site Badoo,

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jason-marshall-serial-killer-old-bailey-murder-trial-peter-fasoli-badoo-classic-fm-clingfilm-a7878401.html

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: 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

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