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4th person shot dead in Tampa area rattled by serial killer fears

TAMPA, Fla. – Police here are investigating a deadly shooting early Tuesday morning in the Seminole Heights neighborhood – the same one where three murders were committed last month within days of each other, giving rise to fears of a possible serial killer on the loose, reports CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV.

The latest victim was found before 5 a.m., the station says.

Until evidence says otherwise, Tampa police are relating the shooting death to the three October killings, WTSP reports.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan identified the victim as 60-year-old Ronald Felton. It’s believed Felton was crossing the street to meet with someone when a suspect came up from behind and shot him, Dugan said.

The suspect was described as a thin black male, dressed in all black and wearing a black baseball cap.

Tampa police spokesperson Steve Hegarty told WTSP the first responding sergeant got to the scene in “about

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/suspicious-death-in-tampa-area-where-serial-killer-fears-sparked/

UPDATE: Person of interest in homicide investigation dies of self …

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – UPDATE: 10/21/2017 11:52 P.M.

A person of interest in a homicide investigation in Wood County is now dead.

Wood County Sheriff deputies say Andrew Thomas Whipkey, 34, of Parkersburg, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Go-Mart on 16th street in Parkersburg just after 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff Stephens says his deputies attempted to stop Whipkey for a traffic violation. That’s when he says Whipkey pulled into the Go-Mart and shot himself.

Authorities considered him a person of interest in a homicide investigation involving the death of Kevin King, 38, of Mineral Wells.

King’s body was found near the 5200 block of Emerson Avenue… outside of Parkersburg’s city limits on Friday morning.

Sheriff Stephens says the investigation into the homicide is ongoing, while the Parkersburg Police are handling the incident at Go-Mart.


UPDATE: 10/20/2017, 5:28 P.M.

Wood County

Read more at: http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/Wood-County-authorities-investigating-suspicious-death--451861603.html

Henrico police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of person in …

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Henrico police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of person in apartment complex off N. Laburnum Ave.

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Person of interest in custody after woman’s suspicious death in Whittier – KABC

A person of interest was taken into custody as police investigate the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in Whittier.

Rafael Castillo, 56, was taken into custody around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Whittier police said.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was found dead at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Floral Avenue Tuesday morning.

The cause of the woman’s death was not immediately known, but authorities are describing the incident as suspicious.

Investigators said the woman and Castillo knew each other — but didn’t elaborate.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call Whittier police at (562) 567-9283.

Read more at: http://abc7.com/person-of-interest-in-custody-after-suspicious-death-in-whittier/2411513/

Person of interest in custody after woman’s suspicious death in … – KABC

A man has been charged with murder in the the death of a woman whose body was found in Whittier.

Rafael Castillo, 56, was taken into custody in Reseda around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Whittier police said.

Authorities said based on information gathered during the investigation, Castillo was charged with murder.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was found dead at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Floral Avenue Tuesday morning.

The cause of the woman’s death was not immediately known, but authorities are describing the incident as suspicious.

Investigators said the woman and Castillo knew each other — but didn’t elaborate.

Castillo is being held at the Whittier Police Department Jail on $1 million bond. He is set to be arraigned on Thursday.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call Whittier police at (562) 567-9283 or L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Read more at: http://abc7.com/person-of-interest-in-custody-after-suspicious-death-in-whittier/2411513/

Person of interest sought after woman’s suspicious death in Whittier … – KABC

A 56-year-old man was being sought as a person of interest after the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday morning in Whittier, authorities said.

Officers responded about 7:30 a.m. to a report of a “man down” at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Floral Avenue, according to the Whittier Police Department. An unresponsive woman in her 50s was located at the scene, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity was being withheld pending notification of her family, investigators said. The cause of death was not immediately known.

The police department’s Investigations Bureau released a photo of Rafael Castillo, and the vehicle he is believed to be driving, as part of the effort to locate him.

Police say Castillo and the victim knew each other but would not elaborate. Police are trying to determine if this is a murder case, describing the incident as suspicious.

Castillo is described as

Read more at: http://abc7.com/person-of-interest-sought-after-suspicious-death-in-whittier/2408577/

Person of interest sought after woman’s suspicious death in Whittier, police say – KABC

A 56-year-old man was being sought as a person of interest after the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday morning in Whittier, authorities said.

Officers responded about 7:30 a.m. to a report of a “man down” at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Floral Avenue, according to the Whittier Police Department. An unresponsive woman in her 50s was located at the scene, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity was being withheld pending notification of her family, investigators said. The cause of death was not immediately known.

The police department’s Investigations Bureau released a photo of Rafael Castillo, and the vehicle he is believed to be driving, as part of the effort to locate him.

Police say Castillo and the victim knew each other but would not elaborate. Police are trying to determine if this is a murder case, describing the incident as suspicious.

Castillo is described as

Read more at: http://abc7.com/person-of-interest-sought-after-suspicious-death-in-whittier/2408577/

The Shadow Person and a Suspicious Death still leaves unanswered questions in 88-year-old mystery

 By Michael Williams

 

In a Knoxville apartment complex more than one resident has reported encounters with a ghostly specter known as “The Shadow Person.” The complex stands on the site that was the scene of a suspicious death that has left many unanswered questions nine decades later. In this story we will look back on the crime that rocked a city, the enduring mystery and the aftermath as well as the spectral appearances that suggests restless spirits calling out from the grave for justice.

Late in the evening of April 18, 1928, a crowd of onlookers gathered near a stately Haynes Estate located at 2310 Broadway in Knoxville, Tennessee  where police had arrived at a bloody death scene of Lillian Haynes.

Haynes was the matriarch of the Haynes family, one of Knoxville’s most prominent.  The suspicious nature of her death left many unanswered questions that continue to baffle arm chair detectives and historians

Read more at: http://knoxfocus.com/2017/08/shadow-person-suspicious-death-still-leaves-unanswered-questions-88-year-old-mystery/