After a fourth killing in a Tampa neighborhood, police are still working to catch a killer and residents are looking for ways to feel safe again.
For their safety, the Salvation Army is urging those who live on the streets in Seminole Heights to come to their shelters at night, Spectrum Bay News 9 reported. Shuttles to transport those interested in staying with the Salvation Army at their downtown location are also being offered.
Tampa police, assisted by the FBI, ATF, FLDE and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, continue to scour the streets of Seminole Heights and hours of surveillance footage provided by community members.
“Now is not the time to clam up,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said, according to Bay News 9. “Now is not the time to not rat somebody out. Because that literally can be your mother next.”
In the late 1990s, Kendall Francois raped and killed eight sex workers in Poughkeepsie, New York. For two years, he piled their bodies in the attic of a house he shared with his mother and his two younger siblings. At the time of these murders, current Seattle Times education reporter, Claudia Rowe, was working in Poughkeepsie as a stringer for the New York Times. She wanted the story, but she also wanted to know the culprit; she wanted to get inside his head.
Her debut book, The Spider and the Fly, is a gripping memoir/true crime hybrid in which Rowe recounts her lengthy correspondence with Francois, an epistolary (and telephonic!) relationship she became obsessed with, nearly to the exclusion of all else. Along the way, she investigates her motives for investigating him.
Her central question: Why would she, a well-off white woman, develop an
Stephen Port didnâ€™t have to go out of his way to meet the men he would eventually kill.
His task was as simple as turning on his phone and opening up dating apps geared toward young gay men â€”Â like Grindr.
Once he had made a connection online, Port would lure the men to his London flat, where he would drug them with GHB and rape them after they had fallen unconscious, according to the BBC.
The psychoactive drug was intentionally administered in fatal doses, the BBC reported, leading to the deaths of four men: Anthony Walgate, 23; Gabriel Kovari, 22; Daniel Whitworth, 21; and Jack Taylor, 25.
On Wednesday, the 41-year-old Port â€” who had denied all charges against him â€” was found guilty of murdering all four men, according to Sky News. Port will be sentenced later this month.
Port was also found guilty of multiple counts of administering a substance with intent and
The network again observes its holiday-morning ritual, spotlighting festivities in various cities … including New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which marks its 90th edition this year. The locations may differ, but the aim remains to entertain spectators of all ages with floats, balloons and performers. Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”) and Keltie Knight (“The Insider”) anchor, and musical guests include Sting and Miranda Lambert.
9 a.m. on NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 90th holiday procession — again overseen for television purposes by personalities from “Today” — winds its way through Manhattan from Central Park West to Herald Square, with the usual array of floats, character balloons, guest performers and numbers from current Broadway musicals. And, of course, a jolly fellow with the last name Claus will show up