Police say suspected serial killer ‘on a mission’ after 6 murders in California By Reuters

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police in Stockton, California, on Tuesday launched surveillance video footage of an individual looked for questioning in reference to a string of six murders and stated the crimes might be the work of a serial killer “on a mission.”

The instances, which have left residents of the Northern California metropolis on edge, have been linked by forensic ballistics proof, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden instructed a information convention.

The shootings befell between April 10 and Sept. 27. Six victims have been killed and a seventh survived her accidents.

“We do not know what the motive is. What we do imagine is that it is mission-oriented. This individual is on a mission,” McFadden stated.

The chief stated it was not clear what the victims, who included each women and men and ranged in age from 21 to 54, have in frequent. All however one have been attacked within the Stockton space excluding a 46-year-old lady shot in Oakland who was the lone survivor.

Surveillance digicam footage launched by the Stockton Police Division confirmed a person who McFadden described as a “individual of curiosity” from behind as he walked by way of the hallway of an condominium constructing or motel.

McFadden stated detectives didn’t have proof tying the person seen within the video to the shootings however needed to talk to him as a part of their investigation.

He requested members of the general public watching the footage to concentrate to the person’s “uneven stride” and unusually upright posture. A reward of $125,000 has been supplied for data resulting in an arrest.

Stockton is a metropolis of greater than 300,000 folks in California’s central valley, about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

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