Possible Serial Killer Hunting Suburbs of Parison April 6, 2012 in Unsubs by Brian Combs
Four people in the suburbs of Paris have been killed with the same gun since November 2011, sparking fears that a serial killer is on the prowl.
A 35-year-old lab assistant was shot and killed in her building in Gringny on November 27. A man who claimed to be her ex-boyfriend confessed to the crime, but later recanted.
He was in jail when a 52-year-old man was murdered on February 22, in the same building, and using the same gun.
On March 19, and 81-year-old man in the Ris-Orangis neighborhood was killed by a gun of the same caliber as the others. It hasn’t been definitively linked, but seems to be part of the same series.
Most recently, a 47-year-old woman was killed near her home in Essonne yesterday (April 5th).
A source told the AFP that all four killings had been committed with the same weapon by ballistics.
And all the victims were killed by a gunman on a motorbike. This, or course, brings to mind the Islamist extremist who killed seven people in southern France last month.
This current series has none of the political and religious motives that case had. In addition, I feel the attacks last month are more properly classified as a spree killing, not serial murder.