The term “get away with murder” is used every day, but for some, it is literally what they have done…
Here are a few serial killers who have yet to be identified...
In 1989 approximately 13 homeless people were bludgeoned to death with a large stone in Calcutta, India. All of the victims were sleeping in dimly lit areas. Upon investigation, the authorities discovered that at least a dozen more had been murdered in the exact same fashion in Bombay. Although they couldn’t say positively that the same person was the killer in both Calcutta and Bombay, it does seam likely.
Over the following year, many people were questioned over the killings, but there was never enough evidence to charge someone exclusively with the murders, so all were released. It is interesting to note though that the killings came to an end after these people were questioned, leaving us to wonder if the killer was indeed one of those questioned, and had been spooked enough to not strike again.
This killing spree was dubbed the “Stoneman” killings, and is the most notorious serial killer known in India.
Alphabet Murders / Double Initial Killings
On 16 November, 1971, ten year old Carmen Colon disappeared. Two days later she was found dead. She had been strangled and raped.
On 2 April, 1973, eleven year old Wanda Walkowicz disappeared. She was found the next day in a highway rest area. Again, she had been strangled and raped.
On 26 November, 1973, eleven year old Michelle Maenza disappeared, and was found dead two days later, 15 miles from where she disappeared. Like the two poor girls before her, Michelle had been raped and strangled.
All three of these murders took place in the area of Rochester New York.
These murders got their ‘nick name’ from the fact that each girls first and surname started with the same letter, and each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as the girls name (for example, Carmen Colon was found in Churchville, etc).
A 77 year old man by the name of Joseph Naso was sentenced to death in November 2013 for copycat murders which occurred in California in the late 1970’s. The victims of his crime spree were drug addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes, not prepubescent school girls. DNA testing has cleared Naso of the murders of the children, but it is interesting to note that he lived in the Rochester area at the time of the killings, and it seems too coincidental to me that he was not involved, or at least influenced by the killings of these young girls.
Gay men lived in perpetual fear in San Francisco in the 1970’s. From January 1974 until September 1975 they were systematically slaughtered by an unknown assailant. This killer has 14 deaths notched on his murder belt, and three other men who survived the attack, but were unwilling to talk to the authorities as they had not ‘come out’, as sadly these occurred during a much more conservative era for homosexuals.
The way ‘the Doodler’ managed to get his victims alone was he would approach them at gay bars, and show them a quick sketch he had drawn of them. The men would feel flattered by the attention, and would eventually leave the bar with him. The murder would have sex with these men, and then stab them.
It seems the only thing all of the victims had in common was their sexuality. The killer targeted drag queens and transsexuals, businessmen and sadomasochists equally.
The most likely suspect was a former psychiatric patient. This man was ashamed of his own homosexual tendencies, and enjoyed playing with the police. He never confessed to the killings.
The saddest thing of all about ‘The Doodler’ killings is that due to the homosexual nature of the killings, they were hardly mentioned in the press. Whereas the Zodiac killer, who was also stalking his prey at the same time, was all over the media.
Put together by Ashley Hall 2013