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  • The Best Radiocarbon-dated Site in Recent Iberian Prehistory [sudden end]

    07/15/2018 3:59:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | University of Seville news release
    ...the experts have shown the end of the occupation of this part of the province of Seville happened between the 24th and 23rd centuries BCE, despite evidence of it being frequented and used in the Bronze Age (c. 2200-850 BCE). "In fact, the abandonment of the site seems rather abrupt, without a gradual transition towards a different social model. The possibility that the end of the Valencina settlement was due to a social crisis has been hinted at by the dates obtained from several human skulls separated from the rest of the skeletons in a pit in a Calle Trabajadores...
  • Relative's DNA from genealogy websites cracked East Area Rapist case, DA's office says

    04/26/2018 8:02:06 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 69 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Sam Stanton And Ryan Lillis
    Sacramento investigators tracked down East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo using genealogical websites that contained genetic information from a relative, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday. The effort was part of a painstaking process that began by using DNA from one of the crime scenes from years ago and comparing it to genetic profiles available online through various websites that cater to individuals wanting to know more about their family backgrounds by accepting DNA samples, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi. more at link...
  • 'I just can't believe it.' Sister says East Area Rapist suspect never displayed 'madness'

    04/26/2018 9:05:44 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 44 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Ryan Lillis
    The sister of accused East Area Rapist Joseph DeAngelo told The Sacramento Bee on Thursday that her brother never displayed "any kind of madness" as a young man or adult and that her family is haunted by the thoughts of her brother's alleged victims. Rebecca Thompson, DeAngelo's older sister, said in a phone interview that she was "pretty much in shock." "As stunned as I am - because I've never seen him display any kind of madness or anything like that - I just can't believe it," Thompson said. "I've never seen anything to allow myself to think he could...
  • Genealogy Websites Were Key to Big Break in Golden State Killer Case

    04/26/2018 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/26/18 | THOMAS FULLER
    SACRAMENTO — The Golden State Killer raped and murdered victims all across the state of California in an era before Google searches and social media, a time when the police relied on shoe leather, not cellphone records or big data. But it was technology that got him. The suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested by the police on Tuesday. Investigators accuse him of committing more than 50 rapes and 12 murders. Investigators used DNA from crime scenes and plugged that genetic profile into a commercial online genealogy database. They found distant relatives of Mr. DeAngelo’s and traced their DNA...
  • Update: East Area Rapist suspect arrested using DNA evidence after four decades, officials say

    04/25/2018 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY SAM STANTON AND BENJY EGEL
    Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones said they relied on DNA evidence to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who lived for more than three decades on a quiet street in Citrus Heights. "We found the needle in the haystack, and it was right here in Sacramento," Schubert said. The East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker and the Diamond Knot Killer, is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 victims and burglarized hundreds of homes. "This defendant has been able to live here in a nice suburb in Sacramento,"...
  • Golden State Killer suspect arrested in California, reports say

    04/25/2018 10:56:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    The suspect believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer -- who was wanted in a dozen murders and nearly 50 rapes from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s -- was reportedly arrested in California on Wednesday. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested at his Citrus Heights home, located 16 miles northeast of Sacramento, on two counts of murder, a law enforcement source told FOX40. He is reportedly on suicide watch and being held at the Sacramento County jail. Shelly Orio, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, told The New York Times that a “major development had...
  • Missouri man, who once threatened to 'kill all white people,' is indicted in 2nd set of 3 killings

    03/03/2018 7:38:50 PM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2018 | Fox News
    The five male victims were all shot as they walked on or near the trails or, in one case, walked home after getting off a bus. The female victim was homeless, and her decomposing body was found in a tent in woods in Grandview. She also was shot, police said. The police say they do not know if the shootings were racially motivated.
  • Inside the killing spree that left 9 people shot dead in 3 weeks: Police (Serial killer)

    01/28/2018 2:32:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 1/19/1 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A homicide suspect in Arizona is accused of committing nine murders in just three weeks, Phoenix police said Thursday. Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, has been in custody since the last of the nine alleged killings on Dec. 17 when police say he shot and killed his mother and stepfather. But after he was arrested, police kept "digging," Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Thursday, and discovered seven other fatal shootings in the area they say are connected to Cooksey. The nine homicides spanned from Nov. 27 to Dec. 17 in Phoenix and nearby Avondale and Glendale, police said. Phoenix Police...
  • ‘Tourniquet Killer’ Anthony Allen Shore executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

    01/19/2018 7:33:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 19, 2018 | by AP
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of those slayings, the 1992 killing of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Houston Dairy Queen. In 1998, Shore received eight years' probation and became a registered sex offender for sexually assaulting two relatives. Five years later, Shore was arrested for the 1992 slaying of Maria del Carmen...
  • Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to testify against him, lawyer says

    12/08/2017 10:50:35 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The parents of the 24-year-old man accused of killing four people over a 51-day period of terror in Tampa say they will not testify against him even if it means they will face criminal charges.
  • Tampa serial killings: Suspect Howell Donaldson to be charged with murder

    11/29/2017 7:43:40 AM PST · by Strac6 · 29 replies
    The man believed to be responsible for a series of shootings deaths in Tampa, Florida was detained Tuesday and police plan to charge him with four counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Acting on a tip about someone with a gun, officers found the man, identified as Howell E. Donaldson III, 24, at a McDonald's in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood, Police Florida records indicated that Donaldson has no criminal past beyond a handful of traffic citations. He was arrested in New York City in May 2014 but details about the case were not immediately available. Donaldson graduated St. John's University...
  • Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University

    11/29/2017 6:51:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 29,2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    The man suspected in the serial killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for two months worked at a McDonald's -- and on the day of his arrest, brought a loaded gun to work in a McDonald's bag. Donaldson was arrested at the McDonald's after police received a tip about the gun -- the same gun that was used in the four killings, according to authorities. The suspect, who had previously attended St. John's University in New York City, reportedly brought a loaded .40-caliber Glock to the restaurant and asked a co-worker to hold it while he was getting a payday...
  • Police Arrest 24-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Suspected of Being the Florida Serial Killer

    11/29/2017 5:57:24 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    People ^ | 11/29/2017 | Alexia Fernandez
    After receiving more than 5,000 tips, Tampa police have arrested a suspect in the serial killings that have left the city in fear for the last 51 days.
  • Is the Zodiac Killer About to Be Found?

    11/20/2017 11:57:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    A new History series invites top detectives and coders to resolve the gruesome almost 50-year-old mystery."The Zodiac Killer is the most notorious unsolved murder cases in the history of the United States," retired Detective Supervisor in Criminal/Gang Homicide Division of LAPD Sal LaBarbera tells us. Sal along with Ken Marine Corp vet and cold case specialist Kenneth Mains and a team of computer code crackers are determined to solve this serial killer mystery in History’s brand-new series, The Zodiac Killer: Case Close? [Read more: The best shows on BT TV this month] Here's all you need to know about the...
  • Serial Killer Pakistani Asylum Seeker Busted at EU Border

    10/28/2017 2:53:49 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    They’re not sending their best is an expression coined by President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, when he was describing the huge amount of criminals and “bad hombres” who were jumping the fence in the US from Mexico, with almost zero vetting. That phrase just got a new meaning today, as we just got word about a Pakistani serial killer getting arrested as he was trying to enter the European Union as a refugee. Truth be told, the man whose nickname is “The Butcher” was apprehended by Hungarian border patrol. I bet that if he tried to enter the...
  • Possible Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa Neighborhood

    10/22/2017 3:45:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | October 21, 2017
    TAMPA (CBSMiami/WTSP) — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the recent Seminole Heights killings. Police in Tampa have called this individual, seen on surveillance video, as a person of interest following mysterious murders in the last few weeks. (Source: Tampa Police Dept.) The reward, offered by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and ATF, comes following the identification of a third victim. The latest victim was identified Anthony Naiboa, 20. A recent high school graduate who had autism. Investigators say Naiboa had accidentally taken the wrong bus home and ended up in the Seminole...
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole; Brown must make final decision

    09/06/2017 3:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/06/2017 | Matt Hamilton
    The youngest of Manson's followers, Van Houten has been considered the least blameworthy member of the group and has been portrayed by supporters as a misguided teen under the influence of LSD on the night of the slayings. A former homecoming queen from Monrovia, she did not join in the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, and four others at the Benedict Canyon home that Tate was renting. But the following day, Van Houten was part of a group that stormed into the LaBiancas' home in Los Feliz. As Charles "Tex"...
  • Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole

    09/07/2017 2:29:29 PM PDT · by HotKat · 36 replies
    Leslie Van Houten, a former Charles Manson follower who killed for the mass murderer in 1969, has been granted parole in California. Van Houten, the youngest of Manson’s followers, was scheduled to appear before a parole panel for the 21st time on Wednesday. She was 19 when she took part in a series of murders during the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown now has a 120-day period to affirm, reverse or take no action on the decision.
  • 'Kill all white people': Suspect in killings of five white men made threat in 2014

    08/31/2017 7:44:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 42 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 30AUG17 | Glenn E. Rice, Ian Cummings, Joe Robertson and Toriano Porter
    The 22-year-old man suspected of shooting five middle-aged white men since last year — including four on south Kansas City walking trails — threatened in 2014 to shoot up a school and “kill all white people,” according to court records...All five were white men between ages 54 and 67. All five were fatally shot, most from behind, in surprise attacks as they walked dogs, visited parks and, in one case, walked down a city street.
  • Jack Cashill Was Right! – Kansas City Serial Killer Was Targeting White Males

    08/31/2017 2:06:16 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 31, 2017 | Sundance
    Police have arrested a man named Fredrick Demond Scott, a suspect in a years-long series of at least five murders in the Kansas City area.   However, a long time before this arrest investigative Journalist and best-selling author Jack Cashill was on the trail of the killings and noting a pattern.  All of the victims were white males, and all followed a specific pattern within the geography.