Monday, September 14, 2015
The only known serial killers (2) in the State of Florida in the last 30 years were Aileen Wuornos who killed 7 men (no women) in 1990 in Marion County, Pasco County, Citrus County, Dixie County and Volusia County. The other serial killer was Daniel Rolling who murdered five students in Gainesville Florida in 1990 and admitted committing a November 4, 1989, triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana. Serial Killers Wuornos and Rolling have no link to the serial killer working the I-4 corridor in Florida in the last 30 years as indicated by the FBI report. FBI Highway Serial Killings Map New Initiative on an Emerging Trend: FBI claims a serial killer is working I-4 corridor in Florida from Daytona Beach to Orlando to Tampa Fl with over 29 unsolved murders of females with bodies left near the interstate. Dayton Beach police are working a series of unsolved murders of 4 women linked to prostitution and acknowledge that they have a serial killer, but the Sheriff Department in Orange County and the Sheriff Department in Pasco County and the Sheriff Department in Hillsborough County have no active serial killer cases that they are working, none could explain where the FBI got its information, so Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Don’t you think the FBI should clue in local law enforcement? See FBI link to map https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2009/april/highwayserial_040609
Capt. Kerry Orpinuk of the Daytona Beach Police Department said detectives are using the FBI’s report as a tool in their investigation. “We are looking at everything, including what the FBI presented on the highway serial killings,” Orpinuk said. “We are not currently working with them, but we are also not ruling anything out.” Investigators have few leads because the slain women were mostly prostitutes or drug abusers living on the fringe of society. Their bodies were dumped in remote or obscure locations, mostly just East of I-95.
1). The body of Stacey Gage was found in the fetal position Jan. 2, 2008 in a wooded area near Hancock Boulevard Daytona Beach Fl just East of the access ramps to I-95 and I-4 intersections, police think Stacey Gage was killed Dec. 11, 2007 just after she had been at the Publix supermarket on Hancock Blvd, she was seen on video at the Publix ATM.
3). The body of Julie Ann Green, 34, was found in the fetal position on an access road off LPGA Boulevard (Holly Hill) Daytona Beach Fl, a remote area East of Interstate 95, just off the access ramp, up the road from where Stacey Gage’s body was found. The body of Julie Green found on LPGA Boulevard is within walking distance, less than 1/2 mile, to where the body of Iwana Patton was found on N. Williamson Boulevard (Holly Hill) Dayton Beach Fl. The Publix Supermarket in Ormond Beach (just North of Holly Hill) runs along N. Williamson Boulevard.
5). Faith Jenkins murdered, she was arrested in March for prostitution, body found naked from waist down in fetal position. A caretaker for a vacant house discovered the body of 35-year-old Faith Jenkins behind 327 Kingston Avenue along U.S. 1 and south of Mason Avenue and just two blocks from 650 North Beach Street where the body of Laquetta Gunther was found. Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood said his investigators are trying to find out if her death could be the work of a serial killer.
FBI Highway Serial Killings initiative Map: A few unsolved murder cases are in metro Orlando, according to the FBI map, seen above, but neither the bureau nor local law-enforcement agencies will acknowledge any cases involving serial killers. The FBI also declined to provide a more-detailed map of the Florida deaths. Sheriff’s offices in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Polk — ones that service the I-4 area in the region — said they have no serial-killer cases. Police agencies in Orlando and Kissimmee said they don’t either. None could explain where the FBI got its information. Only Daytona Beach police acknowledge they are working a serial-killer case. “We have several people, including volunteers, looking at evidence and following up on leads,” Capt. Kerry Orpinuk of the Daytona Beach Police Department said. “But there are no leads that point in any one direction.”
TWO UNSOLVED MURDERS NEAR I-4 IN ORLANDO:
1). Kelly Lanthorne, 37, Orlando, Orange County, 14 July 2007
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Case Number: 2007-069855
Date Murdered: 07/14/2007
Location: 3750 Trovati Street, Orlando, Florida
Age: Race: W Sex: F
Description: On July 14th, 2007, at approximately 10:51 am, deputies were dispatched to 3750 Trovati Street, Orlando, regarding a body discovered at that location. The victim was found lying on her back near the west side of apartment 3754. The victim died from a gunshot wound.
Police hunt for clues after body of woman found
July 15, 2007
2). Katharine Zafra, 36, Orlando, Orange County, 02 October 2011
Katharine Zafra, 36..prostitute and drugs.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Case Number: 2011-086321
Date Murdered: 10/02/2011
Location: 5795 Makoma Drive, Orlando, Florida
Age: Race: W Sex: F
Description: On October 2nd, 2011, the victim was found deceased outside of the above location. The death was ruled a homicide.
Sheriff’s Office identifies slain woman with scorpion tattoo found in south Orange
October 4, 2011
By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel
Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a passer-by discovered the woman’s body about 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Makoma Drive. The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Katharine Zafra, 36. Investigators did not confirm how Zafra she was killed. The vacant home is located in an area popular among prostitutes and drug dealers. Stripper bars along Orange Blossom Trail also are nearby.
“Victims are often picked up at Truck Stops or Service Stations, sexually assaulted and murdered. The victims’ bodies are left in rural areas along a highway, often in separate jurisdictions or even different states from where they were initially encountered by the offender,” FBI Special Agent Ann Todd said. Federal agents launched the map after linking a trucker to the slayings of seven prostitutes whose bodies had been dumped along Interstate 40 in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. At least 10 serial killers, all of them long-haul truckers accused of murdering more than 30 women, have been behind bars since 2004.
The FBI database includes 15 cases in a 30-mile radius of the I-4 corridor, as well as others near Interstate 95. FBI Special Agent Ann Todd would not discuss the specifics of those cases. FBI Special Agent Ann Todd said the suspects’ mobility, the high-risk lifestyle of the victims, a lack of witnesses and forensic evidence make these cases almost impossible to solve.