Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 4:24 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 For the better part of a decade, rumors about a serial killer haunted Toronto's Gay Village, a gentrifying neighborhood of rainbow-flag street signs and historic Victorian homes where bathhouses and X-rated video stores were slowly being replaced by banks and chain coffee shops. As one gay man after another disappeared under mysterious circumstances, residents canceled plans to go out, carried pepper spray on walks and made sure their neighbors knew when to expect them home. But in December 2017, the Toronto Police Service assured residents that there was no reason to believe that the community had a mass murderer on its hands. "We follow the evidence, and the evidence is telling us that that's not the case right now," Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters at the time. "The evidence today tells us that there is not a serial killer." A month later, however, LGBTQ … [Read more...] about Gay men kept vanishing on the streets of Toronto. Now, a serial killer has confessed.
Confession of a serial killer
A MAN convicted of three California murders and long suspected in other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said 78-year-old Samuel Little was booked into jail this week following his indictment in the 1994 death of a Texas woman. Investigators already have confirmed about a third of the 90 killings, a Texas prosecutor said Thursday. Investigations are on-going, but Little has provided details in more than 90 deaths dating to about 1970, according to Bland. Little was brought to Texas in September, and investigators with law enforcement agencies in several states travelled to speak with him about unsolved homicides. Bland said: “They're able to match up over 30 cases so far. So far we don't have any false information coming from him. If the number of killings Little claims to have committed proves true, it would make him one of the most prolific killers in US history. During his … [Read more...] about Prisoner Samuel Little, 78, confesses to more than 90 unsolved murders making him one of deadliest serial killers of all time
Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 8:20 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 The woman in the white pickup was feeling increasingly uneasy about the driver, whom she knew only as "David." Two fellow sex workers in Laredo, Texas, had been recently killed, and one of them was her friend Melissa. The man and the woman had already been at his house, where she had discussed Melissa. He had reacted strangely, she later told authorities, and the situation had grown so tense that she vomited in the front yard before they left for a gas station. The woman's mind lingered on Melissa. She wanted to keep talking about her. He produced a gun in response and grabbed hold of her shirt. She managed to jump out of the truck and into the night, her shirt torn from her body. He fled, and she found a state trooper fueling up nearby. She told the trooper where the man lived. That information led officers to Juan David Ortiz, a supervisory Border Patrol agent. He had been hiding in a … [Read more...] about A woman’s daring escape from a Border Patrol agent helped reveal a ‘serial killer,’ police say
By John MacCormack and Liz Teitz Published 3:50 pm CDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 RIO BRAVO - The wooden urn holding Melissa Ramirez’s ashes waits in her mother’s kitchen, part of a small altar that includes a photo of the smiling girl, another of a brother who died years earlier, and a Bible opened to Psalm 91. But despite the arrest early Saturday of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who law officers say confessed to killing Ramirez and three others, her mother, Maria Cristina Benavides lives in fear. “I don’t feel secure. I’m afraid for my grandchildren. I don’t really know who killed Melissa and I don’t know if there was more than one,” Benavides, 51, said Sunday afternoon. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Driver accused of hospitalizing 4 in VIA bus stop crash asks for forgiveness Media: San Antonio Express-News Blaze closes major S.A. highway in both directions Media: TXDOT Fly through the eye … [Read more...] about Relatives mourn the loss of victims slain in Laredo by what police call a serial killer
THE notorious US serial killer known as the BTK has revealed he believes a "demon" inside of him drove him to murder 10 people, including two children. In a previously unheard interview, Rader opened up about his crimes as well as his childhood, soon after he confessed 13 years ago. Wichita, Kansas-native Rader called himself the BTK, which stood for "bind, torture, and kill". He was arrested in 2005 and is serving 10 consecutive life sentences at a Kansas prison for his crimes. A new Oxygen documentary titled ‘Snapped: Notorious BTK Serial Killer’ will include Rader as its main subject, including an unheard interview he gave to a local television reporter after he confessed to the murders. ‘How could a guy like me, church member, raised a family, go out and do those sort of things?’ he told reporter Larry Hatteberg during the interview on KAKE-TV. ‘I want the people of Sedgwick County, the United States and the world to know that I am a serial … [Read more...] about Notorious BTK serial killer claims a ‘demon’ drove him to torture and murder 10 people in never-before-heard confession