Possible Serial Killer in Philadelphia

on November 24, 2010 in Unsubs by

Police said Tuesday that DNA evidence links the same person to strangulations of two women this month in the Kensington section of Philly. Said Homicide Captain James Clark:

The DNA from both crime scenes is connected, so we have been able to link both these murders to the same individual.

Elaine Goldberg, 21, was found November 3rd in a lot on Ruth Street. She was a nursing student at Gwynedd-Mercy College.

Nicole Piacentini, 35, was found a mile away, behind a building on East Cumberland Street.

Both bodies were found partially clothed. They had been raped and strangled. The part of Kensington where they were found is known as a high-traffic area for drugs and prostitution.

After word of the murders came out, two women came forward to tell police they were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in October. The attacker choked them to unconsciousness.

One of the women provided a descriptions that was used to create a composite, but police are not yet sure if the incidents are related.

The attacker in the earlier rapes is described as a slender, light-skinned African American or Latino man in his late 20’s. He is between 5’6″ and 5’10” and has a goatee and a mark on his cheek.

Anyone who might have information should call Philly Homicide at (215) 685-3334 or (215) 685-3335.

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