Serial killings

Cypriot special Rescue Forces loaded a special camera inside a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village near capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus confronted the possibility Thursday that a serial killer had been at large in their midst after an army captain in custody for the deaths of two women claimed responsibility for more slayings, seven in all. A police official told The Associated Press that if...
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This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder in the 1999 deaths of 17-year-olds Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley. Ozark police and Dale County sheriff's officials are scheduled to hold a press conference about the case on Monday, March 18. Authorities in Alabama said a DNA match found through a genealogy website led to to the arrest. (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 7:18 am
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year. Law enforcement interest in using genetic genealogy to crack cold...
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March 08, 2019 - 3:43 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial." In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed's legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi...
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This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims. The bureau updated on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, information it had posted in November on its website. The update included the recent drawings made by Little. The FBI says Little, who's 78, is in poor health and is expected to remain in a Texas prison until death. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 8:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has released sketches drawn by an admitted serial killer of some of his victims, along with other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides to which investigators say the man confessed. The bureau updated on Tuesday information it had posted in November on its...
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February 06, 2019 - 4:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police plan to release a sketch Wednesday depicting what a serial killer might look like now in a cold case involving at least five stabbing deaths of gay men in the mid-1970s in San Francisco. The killer was dubbed the "Doodler" after he told a person who later became a victim...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, members of the Toronto Police Service excavate the back of a property in Toronto during an investigation in relation to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. The former landscaper, McArthur, accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto's Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, to eight counts of first-degree murder. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
February 04, 2019 - 5:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing corpses in fur coats and cigars in their mouths, a prosecutor said Monday as the sentencing hearing began for the former gardener who preyed on men from Toronto's Gay Village district...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little. The FBI says 78-year-old Little, who has confessed to some 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a California prison. Authorities say Little is in poor health and will likely stay in jail in Texas until his death. (Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 1:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of Denise...
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Mikhail Popkov looks through bars during a court session in Irkutsk, Russia, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted Popkov, a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78. (Julia Pykhalova, Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 6:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78. The court found Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, guilty of the murders between 1994 and 2000...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, dozens of family members and friends of four women who authorities say were killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, gather for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas. The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas, where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases, disciplined employees more over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday...
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Juan David Ortiz
Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP
September 16, 2018 - 12:18 pm
A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape.
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