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Is Kermit Gosnell a Serial Killer?

on January 20th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

One of the stories going viral in true crime circles today is the arrest of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider in Philadelphia. From the TrueCrimeReport.com article: Gosnell has now been charged with killing one woman during an operation and slicing the spines of seven children. He’s also been charged with…

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Possible Fourth Kensington Strangler Victim

on January 12th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

The body of an unidentified white woman in her late 20s was found Tuesday morning in the same area where the Kensington Strangler has already killed three. Police are attempting to determine if the case is connected. Apparently, the woman had been dead for some time, and there were no…

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Possible Fourth Victim of Kensington Strangler

on December 26th, 2010 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Another woman’s body was found on Friday in the Philadelphia neighborhood where the so-called Kensington Strangler has already killed three. While it has not yet been connected to the other deaths, it is being investigated by the Kensington Strangler Task Force. Officials are awaiting the report from the medical examiner….

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Third Victim Definitively Linked to Kensington Strangler

on December 22nd, 2010 in Unsubs by | No Comments

The body of Carey Mahoney, which was found on December 15, was definitively linked to the Kensington Strangler using DNA. Philadelphia Police Detective Justin Frank said: DNA recovered from the scene provided a positive match to the person who was dubbed the Kensington strangler. Rewards totalling $37,000 have been offered…

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Kensington Strangler Kills Third Victim

on December 18th, 2010 in Unsubs by | No Comments

The body of 27-year-old Casey Mahoney was found on Wednesday. Police believe she may be the third murder victim of the so-called Kensington Strangler. Mahoney was found near railroad tracking in Kensington on December 15. She was naked from the waist down, and there were signs of sexual assault. The…

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Why Do Serial Killers Target Prostitutes

on December 17th, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Both Philadelphia and Long Island seem to currently have serial killers targeting prostitutes. They’re a very common target. Joel RIfkin, Richard Cottingham, and Gary Ridgway targeted sex workers almost exclusively. What makes prostitutes so attractive a target for serial killers? There certainly are mission-oriented serial killers who target prostitutes to…

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Another Attack in Philadelphia

on December 10th, 2010 in Unsubs by | No Comments

An unsub serial killer, who is now known as the Kensington Strangler, may have attacked again. A woman was assaulted near midnight Tuesday night in the area where the unsub has strangled women before. City Councilmember Maria Quinones-Sanchez blames the environment: When you look at the root of the people…

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Tension Builds Over Philadelphia Serial Killer

on December 9th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Unsubs by | 1 Comment

With a potential serial strangler on the loose, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is taking aggressive action: We’ve gotta get this person off the street… If someone is assaulted it is important that they contact us immediately so any forensic evidence we can recover, we recover, any additional information in…

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Another Killing in Philadelphia

on December 6th, 2010 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Another strangulation has occurred in Philadelphia. 22-year-old Allison Edwards was found dead inside an apartment in Juniata Park. Police aren’t yet saying it is connected to the previous two strangulation murders in Philly, but they believe it may be. They are also working on a sexual assault that happen over…

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Possible Serial Killer in Philadelphia

on November 24th, 2010 in Unsubs by | 1 Comment

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….

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