By Wyatt Earp | December 9, 2010
DragonLady mentioned this story yesterday and I completely forgot I haven’t posted about it. Sorry about that, but my division is so busy, I rarely notice something that happens in another. Even when it makes national news.
For those not in the know, a serial strangler is on the loose in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Kensington is in the eastern part of the city, near the Delaware River. The man has already killed two women and is a suspect in three other assaults. Now, the FBI has been called in.
It’s a terrifying time for women in Kensington. The so-called Kensington Strangler is linked to two deaths and three other frightening assaults in the neighborhood, according to investigators. DNA connects the two deaths. Now, the FBI has joined the search. Agents will create a profile of the attacker in the 5 linked cases. It will also provide forensic assistance to the investigation.
Commissioner Ramsey urged every victim of violence to come forward, even if his or her attacker doesn’t resemble the police sketch of the suspect.
If you live in the Kensington section – or anywhere in Philadelphia – keep your eyes open. Suffice to say, no woman is safe until this animal is behind bars.