Arrest In Baseline Killer Case
I just came across this on MSN.com. Thought I’d pass it on like always. I’ll try and keep it updated as more information is released.
Man arrested in Ariz. ‘Baseline Killer’ case
Wanted serial predator is believed to have killed 8, sexually assaulted 11
Updated: 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
PHOENIX – Police have arrested a man in a sexual assault connected to an investigation of the so-called Baseline Killer, a serial predator who is believed to have killed eight people and to have sexually assaulted 11 women and girls, a police spokesman said Thursday.
The man, whose identity was not released, was arrested in connection with the Baseline Killer attacks, one of two serial killing sprees that have terrorized the Phoenix area in recent months, said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman.
He declined to release any details but he said information would be released during a 3 a.m. police briefing.
Reports show the sexual assaults have ranged from fondling to rape. In many cases, victims had conversations with the man before they were attacked. He appears to always have a gun, and often threatens to shoot and kill victims.
In the other recent killings, dubbed the “Serial Shooter” case, police arrested two men last month and charged them with more than a dozen shootings, seven fatal.
Police believe the men — Dale S. Hausner, 33, and Samuel John Dieteman, 30 — took turns shooting random victims late at night and early in the morning.