Long Island Serial Killer
In 2011, police in New York state were researching the demise of Shannan Gilbert, what body’s identity was’ found close Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Be that as it may, while looking through the region, they found a grave loaded up with the groups of four ladies. A further inquiry uncovered six additional bodies, including a youngster and a man wearing ladies’ dress, The New York Times revealed. Police connected a portion of the body parts found in the grave to unidentified casualties whose bodies were discovered miles away, coming from unsolved wrongdoings going back to 1996, as indicated by the Associated Press. The greater part of the casualties are accepted to be sex laborers who publicized on Craigslist, yet just a couple of them have been emphatically recognized. Among the casualties was Melissa Barthelemy, who had vanished from her home in the Bronx in 2009. Her folks called the police, however, specialists didn’t pay attention to their interests until Barthelemy’s younger sibling began getting calls from a strange number with a man saying, “I murdered Melissa.” Though there have been a few leads, the executioner is still on the loose.
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In 2015, the remains of four people were found behind a Connecticut strip mall. It was the same desolate stretch of land where investigators had discovered three other bodies back in 2007. Investigators believe that the deaths were the work of one individual – William Devin Howell, a drifter already in jail for the death of Nilsa Arizmendi, who was last seen getting into a van in 2003. Her blood was later discovered in Howell’s 1985 Ford Econoline that he allegedly called his “murder mobile.” It’s there that he allegedly slept next to the body of at least one of his victims. Police were lead to Howell after his cellmate told them about his “garden” where he buried his victims who all disappeared in 2003 when Howell was working odd jobs in the New Britain, Connecticut area. Howell pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Arizmendia in 2007 and is currently serving 15 years in prison. The trial for the six other murders may not happen until sometime in 2018, as the state continues to process the gruesome evidence.
A murderer was on the loose in Brooklyn, killing shopkeepers of Middle-Eastern descent while they worked. Police eventually found their man – Salvatore Perrone, a failing business owner whose wife and children had left him. Police say Perrone stalked the streets of Brooklyn with a “kill kit” he carried around in a black duffle bag that included screwdrivers, switchblades, a bloody eight-inch serrated knife, three ladies’ blouses, latex gloves, bleach, wire cutters, and a loaded, sawed-off rifle. When they searched his home they found a basement lair filled with ammo, a 12-gauge shotgun, and duct tape. It took the jury less than 30 minutes to convict Perrone – nicknamed “Son of Sal” – of killing three Brooklyn shopkeepers. He was sentenced to the maximum sentence, 75 years to life in prison.
In 2011, Israel Keyes, a former soldier who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, turned off his cell phone, boarded a plane to Chicago, and then drove a rental car to Vermont, paying cash for all his expenses to avoid leaving a trail. There, he dug up a “murder kit” that he had buried in 2009 and, supplies in hand, he picked a couple at random and brutally and meticulously murdered them. In 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, he murdered 18-year-old Samantha Koenig and tormented her family with texts, photographs, and debit card withdrawals, pretending she was still alive. He was eventually caught in Texas and sent to Alaska for trial on charges of rape, kidnapping, and murder. He confessed to murdering four individuals in Washington state as well as one in New York and is suspected of more crimes. Keyes committed suicide in his jail cell before he could be convicted.
Phoenix Serial Killer
Police in Phoenix, Arizona is on the hunt for a serial killer who has slain seven people and injured two, blasting his victims with a semi-automatic shotgun. He picks his victims at random – victims have been male and female, young and old – but he seems to have targeted the predominately Latino Maryvale neighborhood. His first victim was a 16-year-old boy, wounded as he walked the city streets on March 17, 2016. The next night he shot a 21-year-old. In June, the shooter fired over 30 times at the car where 12-year-old Maleah Ellis, her mom Stefanie, and family friend Angela Linner were sitting outside their home, killing them all. Police have no leads, other than a vague description of a suspect as a “light-skinned Latino or white man in his 20s,” according to CNN. Authorities are offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.