One of the first I came across was the Mesa Bone Collector. Here is some information about the serial killer from a listverse article:
“In February 2009, a dog walker discovered a human bone on what’s known as the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This discovery resulted in the largest crime scene, area-wise, in US history—the dumping grounds of an unidentified killer, known to locals as the “Bone Collector.”
The remains of eleven women, all prostitutes, were eventually excavated from the area; in the years since, not a single shred of promising evidence has been unearthed. No DNA; no potential murder weapons; no possible character descriptions—nothing has been found. Sex workers in the area still live in fear of the killer, even though no murders associated with him have been reported for years; some unscrupulous clients even gain the compliance of prostitutes by suggesting that they might be the killer. “He is their bogeyman,” said the founder of Safe Sex Work, a local non-profit.”
You would think in today’s CSI/Technologically advanced world that investigators would track this guy down. Is the guys simply that good? Is he a member of the local law enforcement who is one step ahead every moment? It’s scary to think that someone who has killed eleven people is still out there and that the police have very few leads.
The second serial killer that I came across was the Frankford Slasher. This killer murdered nine women in the same neighborhood where “Rocky” was filmed in Philly. Here is some information about the killer from the website Thought Catalog:
“From 1985 to 1990 there were nine murders in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Frankford where the victim was sexually assaulted and then brutally stabbed. It seemed clear that it was the work of a single serial killer, especially since several of the victims were reported to have been seen with a middle-aged white male shortly before their attacks. In a bizarre twist, after the murder of eighth victim, Carol Dowd, authorities arrested Leonard Christopher, a black male that worked at the fish market near the location of Dowd’s murder. He didn’t fit any witness description and there was little to no evidence of his involvement, yet he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The case against Christopher actually being the Frankford Slasher became even less viable on September 6, 1990, months after Christopher had been arrested, when Michelle Dehner was killed in the exact same way as the other victims. It would have been impossible for Christopher to commit her murder so it seems as though the Frankford Slasher is still out there somewhere.”
The strange thing about this case was that the killer mysteriously stopped his run of murder in 1990. Did the serial killer die? is he in prison? Do they have the right guy already in jail in Leonard Christopher? Or is he still out there waiting until everyone has forgotten about him before he strikes again? Maybe he’s moved to another area or has become more efficient at disposing of the bodies?
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