Serial killings

FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 9:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial for killing a visiting scholar from China searched the internet for instructions on committing murder before the woman vanished, which one expert on serial killers says may be a sign that his boast to have killed 12 other...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. A Texas prosecutor says investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Friday, June 7, 2019, that Little continues to cooperate with investigators from around the country who interrogate him in prison about cold case killings dating back to the 1970s. Little, who is serving life sentences in California, claims to have killed at least 90 women. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 3:20 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prosecutor said Friday that investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old California inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Samuel Little continues to cooperate...
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This undated family photo provided by Riccardo Holyfield shows his cousin, Reo Renee Holyfield. Her body was in a dumpster, and nobody found her for two weeks last fall. The slayings like Holyfield's that began in 2001 continued for years and remain unsolved. Now a national nonprofit group and a computer algorithm are helping detectives review the cases and revealing potential connections. The renewed investigation offers hope to the victims' relatives, some of whom have waited nearly two decades for answers. (Courtesy of Riccardo Holyfield via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 12:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities believed many were prostitutes or drug addicts or both. There...
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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 7:55 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday...
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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 6:28 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Convicted serial killer Bobby Joe Long had no last words before he was executed for a 1984 murder spree that claimed 10 women. Witnesses say the 65-year-old Long simply closed his eyes as the lethal injection...
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A diver walks out from a toxic man-made lake after a dive search for a third victim near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic lake. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 13, 2019 - 7:56 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot army captain who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls will remain in custody after a court on Monday approved a police request to extend his detention for another eight days. Investigators need more time to collect testimony and other evidence as...
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A diver walks out from a toxic man-made lake after his dive search for a third suitcase near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday, investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic lake. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 07, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' new police chief on Tuesday apologized over the handling of the country's serial killer case amid accusations of negligent police work that may have allowed the suspect to claim more victims. Kypros Michaelides offered the apology to the families of seven foreign...
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A woman holds a banner that shows seven impersonal face in memory of the seven victims outside of the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, May 3, 2019. Hundreds of people turned out in front of Cyprus' presidential palace to remember the five foreign women and 2 girls that a military officer has confessed to killing. The officer is widely acknowledged to be Cyprus' first serial killer.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 05, 2019 - 5:47 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A man who has confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls in Cyprus is being investigated on additional charges of raping a foreign woman he had photographed as a model, a police investigator said Sunday. The comments in court by Criminal Investigation Department Chief...
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A diver is lowered into a man-made lake to search for suitcases containing the bodies of three victims, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 2, 2019. The justice minister in Cyprus resigned amid mounting criticism that police bungled their investigations when some of the seven foreign women and girls slain by a serial killer were initially reported missing. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 8:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus fired the small island nation's police chief Friday, saying botched missing person investigations might have allowed a self-confessed serial killer to claim more victims. President Nicos Anastasiades' action came the day after Cyprus' justice minister...
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Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit search for suitcases in a man-made lake, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides says British experts called in to assist in the east Mediterranean island nation's serial killer case have been brought up to speed on the ongoing probe. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 02, 2019 - 4:39 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' justice minister has resigned over the country's serial killer case amid reports of lapses in investigating missing persons' reports. Ionas Nicolaou said Thursday that he was stepping down because it was a matter of "conscience and principle." But he said Thursday...
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