Post by Helen Dagner on Dec 26, 2011 23:41:34 GMT -5
MICHIGAN / 3 of 4 slain tied to website~Detroit Have Yet Another Serial Killer-
Detroit police say three of four women recently found dead in car trunks had promoted themselves as escorts through the same website. Chief Ralph Godbee said Monday the deaths could be connected but that police were "stopping short" of calling it the work of a serial killer. Police discovered the badly burned bodies of two women in a car trunk early Sunday, nearly a week after two other bodies were found nearby in another car trunk. All four women were in their 20s. Godbee said three of the four had profiles on a commerce website that also carried personal ads. Citing police, Reuters reported that three women were linked with "prearranged adult dating services" advertised on a website called Packages.
Two more women, their names not yet released by police, were found burned beyond recognition about 1 a.m. Sunday in the trunk of a 1997 Buick LeSabre parked in a garage on the 14900 block of Lannette, according to Godbee. They were 28 and 29.
Meanwhile, the families of Demesha Hunt, 24, and Renisha Landers, 23, whose bodies were found Dec. 19 in the trunk of a car parked in the driveway of a vacant home on the city’s east side, prepared for a joint funeral Thursday. The Detroit women had been reported missing by relatives after they didn’t return from a night out and police said there were no outer signs of trauma to the bodies.