08-05-2010, 10:52 PM #1
MI - Elias Abuelazam, Serial killer on loose in Flint, targeting elderly men
City officials assure public they are doing everything they can to catch serial killer
Police on Thursday took steps again to reassure people that they are working hard to find a man they believe is responsible for stabbing five men to death and injuring eight others since mid-May.
Flint cops: Serial killer targets men who are alone
All of the victims have been black men, and the attacker is described as a younger white man with a muscular build. The victims have tended to be vulnerable — some with slighter builds, some older and each walking by himself.
08-06-2010, 01:20 AM #2
'Serial Stabber' Targeting Black Men
Driving the streets of Flint late at night and into the early morning hours, it's believed the man is looking to violently attack vulnerable men.
So far, at least 15 men have been stabbed in Genesee County since mid-May, and five of them have died.
Flint police Lt. T.P. Johnson said the stabbings are the work of one man. "We think he is hunting," said Johnson.
A vague description of the man was given by the surviving victims. They said their attacker is a white male, with a heavy build, between 5 foot 11 and 6 foot 2 -- possibly with light colored hair.
Police believe he is only targeting adult African-American males who are smaller than him and walking the streets alone. In at least two cases, the victims were people with special needs.
It's believed he lures the men in by asking them for directions or help with his car. "The victims are attempting to help this person, and in several cases he's just walked up and started stabbing," Johnson said.
Most of the stabbings have occurred off major roadways where authorities said it is easier to constantly drive back and forth in a stalking fashion.
The latest victim was found in the 2100 block of South Saginaw Street on Monday. Police said Arnold Minor was stabbed multiple times with a sharp object before he died.
Police don't have an exact physical description of the subject to release yet, and they don't have a vehicle description that they want to give out at this time.
08-06-2010, 02:02 AM #3
This one recaps the pace that this killer is moving at, 13 attacks since May. 12 have been black males, and 5 have now died. When Frank Kellybrew was stabbed on Miller Rd in Flint Twp. just a week ago, they had a large police turnout and even took the helicopter up to scan the woods behind the hotels clustered on Miller Road. This is one of the busiest roads that runs through Flint. Killer struck again on Saginaw Street, also heavily traveled, and a dangerous place to be, depending on the area. It carves right through downtown and the North end of Flint, neither one of them safe places to be at night. There were cameras very close to the scene of the Kellybrew attack and the one on Saginaw Street. This is a very lucky guy. I don't think he's very well organized, but he sure is lucky.
He isn't making any attempt to hide them or cover them up. It's almost like he's proud of himself, wants everyone to see. I bet he's one of those people that has talked about doing something like this for a long time, but no one has ever thought that he would.
Believe me, people are looking over their shoulders, the city is much quieter, but it hasn't really started the racial issues that one would expect. People aren't really being driven apart by this.
I live in Flint, so this one is of special interest to me and I've been following it as closely as I can.JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.
08-06-2010, 02:06 AM #4
Flint Police are searching for a man they believe has slain five and attacked seven slightly built or vulnerable African-American men in three months, with no apparent reason other than to kill.
~obviously we don't seem to have an official victim list yet. There is some variance in the numbers.~
Goes on to say that he is not robbing them.
Description as of 45 minutes ago:
Police believe at least 10 stabbings in the city since mid-May are the work of one man, whom they would only describe as white with light-colored hair who stands a muscular 6 feet tall or more.
And a slideshow, with pictures 3 and 5 showing glimpses of the areas where he hunts.
This one expands to say a "younger" white male, so I thought I'd post it too.
All of the victims have been black men, and the attacker is described as a younger white man with a muscular build.
The above article also says:
So far, authorities are looking for a young, muscular white man who draws victims close by asking directions or claiming trouble with his truck.
Last edited by not_my_kids; 08-06-2010 at 02:14 AM.JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.
08-06-2010, 08:18 AM #5
ugh, I'm too angry to post anything reasonable
hope the coward is caught like now!
08-06-2010, 10:00 AM #6Registered User
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The latest victim was Arnold Minor, 49, stabbed to death early Monday on the city's south side, near Saginaw Street, where several of the assaults have occurred.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100...#ixzz0vpmeeUY1Michigan State Police are coordinating an investigation of three more knife assaults in nearby Burton, Genesee Township and Flint Township that are believed to be linked.
Survivors have told police their attacker approached them with a story about needing help. Some said they were stabbed multiple times without warning.
Golden would not say whether the attacks were racially motivated. "We don't know that for sure," she said. "It may just be coincidence that that's (black men) who he is finding late at night. We have one victim who was not a black man."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100...#ixzz0vpmrQYYY
I have no words! This is downright scary!
08-06-2010, 08:03 PM #7
This composite sketch provided by the Michigan State Police on Friday Aug. 6, 2010 shows a suspect in a string of murders in the Flint area. Investigators say a knife-wielding serial killer has been attacking men on Flint-area streets since May, killing five people and wounding eight others in a vicious spate of violence that may be motivated by racial hatred. (AP Photo/Michigan State Police)
Survivors have described their assailant as a muscular, young white man, and all but one of the 13 victims was black, Flint police Lt. T.P. Johnson told The Associated Press on Friday. Flint is a predominantly black city, and investigators are unsure if the suspect was targeting blacks or whether the victims were chosen at random.
The victims were all outside alone at night. Survivors have said the attacker approached them under the pretense of needing directions or help with a broken down vehicle.
"He then pulls a knife and attacks them without saying anything more," Johnson said.
I'm guessing it's not racially motivated...."just" a very angry, twisted person.
08-07-2010, 01:46 AM #8
Wow this is extremely close to me, why have I not seen anything about this on the news?!?! I watch it pretty often, and earlier this year, daily. Wonderful Im supposed to be in flint tomorrow night with my son...maybe not now.
08-07-2010, 09:38 PM #9
I am going to state a fact, not to insinuate anything. Back to the Bricks, a car show held in Flint every year, is at the end of August. These killings started three months before Back to the Bricks and are still ongoing. Considering that the show drew 200,000 - 250,000 people last year, it seems that this might not be racially motivated, but done more to hurt the city. Tourism is still a decent trade around here in the summer.
There are a lot of angry hurting people in Flint, I have commented here to that effect before. The level of anger and frustration among many of the people here has had me waiting for something like this for a long time. I'm sorry that it has gone on this long, and I'm very sorry to the families of the victims.JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.
08-07-2010, 10:17 PM #10Registered User
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It almost sounds like someone wants to start a race war in the area. I hope LE has a plan in place to entrap this idjit!!
08-07-2010, 10:34 PM #11Registered User
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I have six young adult sons of color. See why I have trouble sleeping? My prayers go out to each of these men and their families. For those of us who literally see no color or who see it and celebrate it, this is unfathomable.
Maybe it's not about color but black men sure don't have a great track record as being victimized due to their color and their proximity to a crazy person bent on hate. JMO
08-07-2010, 11:15 PM #12
I can't find a link yet, but it was on the news that there has been another stabbing of a black male. he dragged himself to a nearby emergency room, but police say they have indicators that this attack is not related to the others. Tonight's victim is expected to live.JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.
08-07-2010, 11:34 PM #13
08-07-2010, 11:52 PM #14
Here is a partial list of the victims (all of those killed and a few that survived):
May 24 - David Motley, 31, (walked with a limp). Near Leith and Dexter streets. Died.
June 21 - Em(m)anuel Muhammad, 59. Avenue B near Williams St. Died.
July 12 - Antoine Jackson, 27. Near S. Saginaw Rd and Jolson Ave (in Burton). Survived.
July 19 - unknown name, 49. Was asked for help with car. N. Saginaw St. near Juliah. Survived.
July 26 - Darwin Marshall, 43. Garland St. near West Fifth Ave. Died.
July 29 - unknown name. Was asked for directions. West 12th St. Survived.
July 30 - Frank Kellybrew, 60. Miller Road near Home Town Inn. Died.
Aug 3 - Arnold Minor, 49. S. Saginaw St. near Barton S. Died.
I pulled this information from the following sources:
A closer look at Flint's homicide victims (Aug 3)
Genesee County serial killer asks for victims' help before stabbing
08-07-2010, 11:55 PM #15
One thing that surprised me about the list of victims was that they aren't what I would consider 'elderly', as they had been characterized by the early media reports. Only 2 of the victims that I have information for are over 50.
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