South Bend Serial Killer?
Seems like there could be a serial killer in the South Bend area, even if the police and other officials don’t want to use that word. At the moment the victim of choice seems to be homeless men. After being killed they are dumped into manholes. Another thing the victims have in common is the fact they were known as “scrappers,” people who rumage around for metals in vacant buildings or lots in order to recycle them for money. According to one article “These guys have strong ties to scrapping,” … “We have more of a reason to believe this is related to scrapping metal than to believe it was done by a serial killer.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t one part of being a serial killer having more then 2-3 victims? At the moment there are 4 victims, all of which were killed in the same manner and dumped in the same manner. I just have this crazy feeling that if the victims were children, prostitutes or another “group” of people, the police wouldn’t have such a hard time labeling the killer as a serial killer, but that’s just my opinion.
Many killers feel they are doing the world a favor by killing certain types of victims, such as prostitutes or drug users/dealers. They see them as worthless and basicly wasting space. Perhaps that’s how this person feels about the homeless, that they are an eyesore and that the area would be better without them. The fact they are all “scrappers” could be totally unrelated but I guess we’ll have to wait and see!