Serial killings

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Snohomish County Cold Case Detective Jim Scharf, right, shares details of the unsolved case of the 1987 double homicide of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, during a press conference in Everett, Wash. William Earl Talbott II charged in the slayings of the young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week. (Ian Terry/The Herald via AP, File)
June 12, 2019 - 5:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged with murder in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime. William Earl Talbott II is one of dozens of men...
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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks during a press conference, Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Detroit Police Headquarters in Detroit, addressing the police response to a possible serial killer. Investigators believe a "serial murderer and rapist" targeting prostitutes is at large in Detroit. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Police concerned that a possible serial killer is on the loose in Detroit began inspecting hundreds of vacant homes Friday for more victims and identified a person of interest, two days after the decomposed body of a third woman was discovered. Mayor Mike Duggan predicted it would...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. A Texas prosecutor says investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Friday, June 7, 2019, that Little continues to cooperate with investigators from around the country who interrogate him in prison about cold case killings dating back to the 1970s. Little, who is serving life sentences in California, claims to have killed at least 90 women. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:20 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prosecutor said Friday that investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old California inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Samuel Little continues to cooperate...
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Former nurse Niels Hoegel, right, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, arrives for a session of the district court in Oldenburg, Germany, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 4:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A former nurse who liked putting patients into cardiac arrest because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them was convicted Thursday of 85 counts of murder, making him what is believed to be the worst serial killer in modern German history. Oldenburg court judge...
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Lisa Noland, who survived an attack at the hands of serial killer Bobby Joe Long, speaks to reporters after his execution May 23, 2019, in Starke, Fla. Bobby Joe Long, a serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.(AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
May 23, 2019 - 6:12 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday...
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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 5:45 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A woman who survived an assault by convicted Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long says his execution brought her peace. Lisa Noland sat in the front row at Thursday's execution of...
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In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 3:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cindy Brown remembers when she decided to divorce Bobby Joe Long, the serial killer facing execution as a result of a murderous spree that claimed 10 women's lives and terrorized Florida's Tampa Bay area in 1984. The man who was her childhood sweetheart and the father of...
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A diver walks out from a toxic man-made lake after a dive search for a third victim near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic lake. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 13, 2019 - 5:56 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot army captain who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls will remain in custody after a court on Monday approved a police request to extend his detention for another eight days. Investigators need more time to collect testimony and other evidence as...
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A diver walks out from a toxic man-made lake after his dive search for a third suitcase near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides said yesterday, investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic lake. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 07, 2019 - 11:56 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' new police chief on Tuesday apologized over the handling of the country's serial killer case amid accusations of negligent police work that may have allowed the suspect to claim more victims. Kypros Michaelides offered the apology to the families of seven foreign...
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An expert operates a sonar monitoring device from inside a dinghy on a man-made toxic lake in Mitsero, outside of capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 4, 2019. The sonar scan of the lake that's a part of a defunct mine aims to locate suitcases in which a self-confessed serial killer placed the bodies of a woman and a girl. The suspect, a 35 year-old Cypriot army captain, told police that he killed seven women and girls. Search crews had previously retrieved from the lake one suitcase containing the body of an adult woman. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on what is thought to be the first serial killer case in Cyprus (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Cyprus police spokesman says investigators hunting for bodies dumped by a suspected serial killer pulled a suitcase containing decomposing human remains from a toxic late...
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