How have serial killers adjusted to the 21st century?
Nothing like the good ol' global algorithm driven marketing and surveillance mind control grid to make America's favorite obsession change with the times
The majority of homicides go unsolved in a growing number of major American cities, an alarming trend that has worsened significantly during the last 20 years.
Seventy-three major police and sheriff's departments reported to the FBI that they failed to make an arrest in most of the homicides they investigated last year.
This means thousands of killers still walk the streets for homicides they committed in major urban areas like Albuquerque, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Atlanta’s DeKalb County, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, New Orleans, and St. Louis. Nearly 6,000 homicides went uncleared in 2019.
Now stop and think about last year. There are only 58 days left in this year, and if I had to wager a most morbid bet, the number of undeclared homicides has only climbed since.
Considering the permanent digital footprint people now leave behind unless they’re Amish or pretty much removed from society, its incredible that serial killers are still out there.
Last year a suspect in Chicago was arrested for the murder of 51 women, all strangled.
Chicago Police arrested Arthur Hilliard and charged him with the homicide of Diamond Turner, the first arrest to be made among a large cluster of 51 female strangulations on Chicago's South and West sides. The cluster was identified by a computer algorithm developed by the Murder Accountability Project.
murderdata.org is site is trying to find at-large serial killers. Consider how many crimes have slipped through the cracks since last year when Chinese lung herpes became both the foreground and background of so much that has unfolded before our eyes and against what I can only hope is your comprehension and mine.
I saw a homicide detective give a talk on serial killers once at a university. In a city with a population of about one million, he said there are between 20-30 guys on the verge of becoming serial killers. It's easy for killers to get away with killing prostitutes, because no one reports if a prostitute goes missing and the police give it a low priority (if someone with a regular job, friends, and family gets murdered police give it a higher priority- people with little value to society (prostitutes, Clinton Campaign Staff (they commit suicide by getting shot a bunch of times a lot), etc. get low priority)).
So the homicide detective said in a city of one milllion about 20-30 guys regularly commit violence against prostitutes. Pimps already commit violence against prostitutes, prostitutes are trained not report violence to the police. And those 20-30 guys are escalating violence against prostitutes, any one of them might start killing soon. Serial killers fight a profile, white guys from the suburbs, so never trust a white guy from the suburbs.
While he didn’t say how many of them statistically become serial killers (nor did he say what the police do about those guys), they have a pretty good idea who those guys are, but if the prostitutes won't press charges or testify there's not much the police can do. Pimps won't let prostitutes press charges or testify, the prostitute would then have access to legal and social services. so the almost- serial killers can get away with violence (like beating and cutting violence) against prostitutes
Take a look at the clearance rate in a city near you over at murderdata.org. Time is a flat circle so I’m not sure if we’re in the late 70s or early 80s but it fits the bill. White flight, government shenanigans home and abroad, biblical levels of avarice, a global pandemic, drugs materializing across the country as if someone wants it there.
You know how Black Lives Matter looted Pride month last year and suddenly signs mushroomed from the void reminding you that black trans lives matter? They never mention who puts them at risk. Or black lives in general. Relax I won’t reach for FBI crime statistics but maybe the graph above is indicative of black on black crime.
There is a serial killer in Long Island who murdered at least ten victims between 1996 and 2010, possibly more authorities haven't yet discovered.
Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women between the ages of 17-30 were found dumped in the swamps of Jefferson Davis Parish near Jennings, Louisiana.
The West Mesa bone collector was narrowed down to two suspects. However, one of them is in prison on an unrelated charge and the other is dead. Lorenzo Montoya lived in a trailer a few miles from where the victims were found, but was killed in 2006 by a sex worker (and most likely his next victim). Joseph Blea was a known rapist in the area, and when police invaded his home, they found a stash of women’s jewelry and underwear.
Oh yeah, and those 45 college-aged males across a 20-year span that ‘drowned’ after getting intoxicated in 11 different states. Smiley faces were found spray painted near the scene of 12 of the drownings occurred. Date-rape drugs were found in the systems of some of the victims – enough to render them completely unconscious. The victim profile is very similar in every case – male, white, athletic, successful, popular.
In the world outside America there's someone in Carapicubia, Brazil who killed 12 gay guys execution-style with bullets to the head and beat one to death. And in a decrepit building within the Ibadan Forest in Nigeria there were twenty rotten corpses, severed heads, and ten live people chained to slaughter benches.
Pedro Lopez, the Danilovsky Maniac and (presumably) whoever killed 12 and injured 35 by parauqat poisoning in Hiroshima back in 1985 are still out there.
There are unspeakable acts of violence being committed as you read this, hidden from the panopticon we all live within that will go unsolved. This raises dozens of questions I’m not sure anyone is prepared to answer, let alone entertain long enough to provide something resembling an attempt to answer “How?”.
Ed Kemper turned himself in and helped update the mental assessment test he outwitted to be released back to society after serving time in San Quentin after killing his grandparents. Ted Bundy helped the FBI catch the Green River Killer. Sure time might be a flat circle but some things have been long overdue.