1133 users online (169 members and 964 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 144
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Wolfscratch Wilderness/North GA
    Posts
    8,820
    Quote Originally Posted by kevmoley View Post
    Why was this board moved out of the Serial Killer forum? This is clearly a serial killer since all 7 murders have been linked.
    August 29, 2005 through September 2, 2005. The goal of the FBI Symposium was to bring together a group of respected experts on serial murder from a variety of fields and specialties, to identify the commonalities of knowledge regarding serial murder.

    In combining the various ideas put forth at the Symposium, the following definition was crafted:

    Serial Murder: The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events.

    FBI - Serial Murder
    https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/p.../serial-murder

    Behavioral Analysis Unit-2
    National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
    Critical Incident Response Group
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    19,826
    Quote Originally Posted by c4rtm4n View Post
    Here is a graph of the shooting scenes (black squares) and the shooter's estimated anchor point (home?, work etc) adapted from rossmo's geographic profiling formula. Blue is cold -> Red is hot.



    The plot points were taken from the addresses in http://www.azfamily.com/story/324269...des-in-phoenix, mentioned earlier in the thread.

    I hope the killer is caught soon.
    Thanks for reminding me about Rigel.

    "Rossmo's formula is a geographic profiling formula to predict where a serial criminal lives. The formula was developed and patented[1] by criminologist Kim Rossmo and integrated into a specialized crime analysis software product called Rigel. The Rigel product is developed by the software company Environmental Criminology Research Inc. (ECRI), which Rossmo co-founded.[2]"

    Source: Wikipedia / Rossmo's Formula:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossmo%27s_formula

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    19,826
    Interesting, I seemed to have referenced Rossmo and Nigel on November 15, 2015 in our Northern Colorado Shootings thread (link in my signature / "Possible Serial Shooter has Colorado Drivers on Edge").

    Here is the content of that post:
    Link: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...4#post12188584

    "Wow, so I recorded an episode of Forensic Flies because I saw it was about "Geographic Profiling", something I've always been interested in since reading the article about Awareness Space re: Jessica Rideway's case, and mention quite frequently in cases:
    http://www.boulderweekly.com/article...-to-clues.html

    Well, the episode was about the Southside Rapist, a cop named Randy Comeaux, who was responsible for several rapes in an area of Louisiana over many years. LE saw an article about Geographic Profiling / Environmenal Criminology in Police Chief Magazine, so reached out to the man who developed a software called "Rigel" for this process called which plugs in the coordinates of the crime scenes and returns a probability chart of areas that the perp likely lives or works (this software was successful in identifying the neighborhood where this rapist, RC, lived). So, anyway, I was trying to find this software via google, and guess what just popped up? The developer of this software worked the Beltway Sniper case! What a coincidence and how cool if he could take a look at Noco. Hopefully I won't get sidetracked and see this one through so I get more information about all of this, the software, etc. I think this was back in 2005.

    Eta, omg he's talking about "hot zones" in this article. This is the article I am reading right now:*

    THE HOUND OF THE DATA POINTS

    GEOGRAPHIC PROFILING PIONEER KIM ROSSMO HAS BEEN LIKENED TO SHERLOCK HOLMES; HIS WATSON IN THE HUNT FOR SERIAL KILLERS IS A DIGITAL SIDEKICK -- AN ALGORITHM HE CALLS RIGEL.

    SCIENCE

    http://www.popsci.com/scitech/articl...nd-data-points

    "Until he was called in on the Beltway Sniper investigation, Detective Kim Rossmo's most confounding case was the South Side Rapist."

    Snip

    "Rossmo's job was to help direct the manhunt. If he couldn't find the needle, he hoped at least to radically thin the haystack. And he would do so through the careful application of that most powerful of investigative tools: a mathematics equation.

    Rossmo, 47, is the inventor and most zealous proponent of criminal geographic targeting (CGT), more commonly known as geographic profiling. He uses CGT to hunt society's most dangerous game: violent serial criminals -- arsonists, rapists and murderers whose taste for carnage seems only to sharpen with time, and who tend to programmatically continue their offenses until they are caught. There's no mistaking Rossmo for the FBI profilers down in Quantico's Behavioral Assessment Unit, the ones that movies like The Silence of the Lambs have turned into celebrities. He can't tell what kind of offender is terrorizing the town, how old or what race, whether he has delusions of grandeur or issues with Dad -- nor does Rossmo particularly care about those things. His interest is in the most neglected of the Five W's: Where did the offender strike? From this Rossmo can usually calculate where, most likely, he lived."

    Snip

    "The case intrigued just about everyone who heard about it. The notion of a master geographic profiler conjured those classic film scenes in which detectives gaze at a trail of red pushpins in a big map, then guess where the killer will strike next.

    In fact, though, it's just the opposite.

    "Geographic profiling isn't about prediction," Rossmo says. "Efforts to predict the location of crimes don't show a lot of focus." Instead of pushing forward into an unknown future, Rossmo's method pulls back to an origin, to the time and place the crimes were hatched. A center.

    "You know those sprinklers where the little metal thing hits the water stream and it sprays around in a circle?" Rossmo asks. "You could look at that and say, There's a good probability that the next drop of water will land within this ring,' but it'd be hard to know precisely where. If you took the sprinkler away, though, and I looked at the pattern of water, I could tell you where the sprinkler was."Last edited by margarita25; 11-14-2015 at 10:41 PM."

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    19,826
    Quote Originally Posted by c4rtm4n View Post
    Here is a graph of the shooting scenes (black squares) and the shooter's estimated anchor point (home?, work etc) adapted from rossmo's geographic profiling formula. Blue is cold -> Red is hot.



    The plot points were taken from the addresses in http://www.azfamily.com/story/324269...des-in-phoenix, mentioned earlier in the thread.

    I hope the killer is caught soon.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossmo%27s_formula

    FORMULA:





    Easy enough, right? Just a little basic math, lol.
    (Can you help us out in NOCO, c4rtm4n!?)
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by margarita25; 07-15-2016 at 10:25 AM.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,016
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatfield View Post
    Oh NO! This is making major national news now. Every major news station I watched last night and this morning had story of this serial killer.

    This is scary. 8 shootings with 7 deaths now. Maybe more. This guy is bold .

    According to article.

    The cases have been forensically linked.

    The recently identified cases are:

    March 17: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old male was shot while walking in the street in the area of 1100 E. Moreland St. His injuries were not life-threatening.

    March 18: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old male was shot while standing in the street outside of his vehicle in the area of 4300 N. 73rd Ave. His injuries were not life-threatening.

    April 19: At approximately 4:30 a.m., Krystal Annette White, 55, was found dead from apparent gunshot injuries sustained in the area of 500 N. 32nd St.

    June 12: At approximately 2:35 a.m., an unoccupied vehicle was shot and damaged in the area of 6200 W. Mariposa Drive.

    Police have previously said the following cases are related to the same shooter or shooters:

    April 1: At approximately 9 p.m., Diego Verdugo-Sanchez was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 5500 W. Turney Ave.

    June 3: At approximately 9:50 p.m., Horacio De Jesus Pena was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6700 W. Flower St.

    June 10: At approximately 9:30 p.m., Manuel Castro Garcia was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6500 W. Coronado Road.

    June 12: At approximately 3 a.m., Angela Linner, 12-year-old Maleah Ellis and Stefanie Ellis were shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6300 W. Berkeley Road.


    http://www.azfamily.com/story/324269...des-in-phoenix
    I wonder where/what the shooter was NOT doing in May?

    ALL STATEMENTS ARE MY OPINION AND NOT NECESSARILY FACT

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    Terrifying.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,704
    Quote Originally Posted by Mistree View Post
    I wonder where/what the shooter was NOT doing in May?
    Locked up?
    ************************************************** *************
    * ** ........................ *

    ........Vultures................ L.U.S.T. spells Love

    Runt of the litter...........Los Vigilantes...........


    ************************************************** **************

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    Noticed that the furthest east shooting is close to the state hospital. April 19, labeled 4 on the map. Just noting it, likely not relevant.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    Dates of shootings:

    March 17 Thursday
    March 18 Friday
    April 1 Friday
    April 19 Tuesday
    June 3 Friday
    June 10 Friday
    June 12 Sunday

    St. Patrick's Day and the day after, April Fools Day, the day after tax day... And weekends. Maybe someone with a changing or open schedule?

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,016
    Quote Originally Posted by jellybeanz View Post
    Locked up?
    Thats what I was wondering as well.
    Its maricopa county, right?
    Im gonna go visit mugshots for may.


  11. #41
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    I don't know they don't appear to have a pattern. Maybe he was just busy or happy in May?

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye05 View Post
    5 homicides that were the result of four separate shootings in the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix have been physically linked by police. The shootings began in April and have continued into June. All victims were shot outside of their homes on weekend evenings, with victims ages ranging from 12 to 36. Police believe the killer is targeting people of color.

    http://newsone.com/3471876/serial-ki...or-in-phoenix/


    http://www.newser.com/story/227479/a...n-phoenix.html
    I wonder if they still believe he is targeting minorities?

    Given it is dark outside when he shoots I think that's unlikely. Krystal White doesn't look obviously Hispanic so you'd be able to tell in the dark...

    I wonder if since he's targeting areas where more minorities live, if he's just coincidentally just gotten minorities? Maybe he doesn't care who he hits. I certainly wouldn't be out walking around at night just because I was Caucasian.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    19,826
    Qmfr:

    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossmo%27s_formula

    FORMULA:





    Easy enough, right? Just a little basic math, lol.
    (Can you help us out in NOCO, c4rtm4n!?)
    (And when I was in school I never thought I'd need to use algebra in "real life", lol. Shot myself in the foot there!)

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    17,072
    Okay so this has happened in Phoenix before, a serial shooter. Another pair of them actually like in D.C.

    During the same time as the Baseline killer but I don't recall hearing about the shootings.

    It was 15 months from start to finish that time... And they killed the same number this guy has in 4 months. Scary.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/serial-killers-in-phoenix-baseline-killer-and-serial-shooters-terrorized-valley-in-2005-and-2006

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Shooter
    Last edited by MsFacetious; 07-16-2016 at 04:06 PM.

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    380
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...rces/87194986/

    “We have both expressed strong concerns about the serial killer plaguing our city as he continues to victimize our Hispanic and African-American communities,” the statement said. “We have both raised concerns with the Phoenix Police Department about the amount of resources being devoted to these marches and protests when those resources should be focused on protecting all of our citizens.”

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 09-01-2017, 05:45 AM
  2. Replies: 83
    Last Post: 01-10-2017, 10:41 PM
  3. NY - Four killed, 2 injured in Herkimer County shootings, 13 March 2013
    By TexasRanger in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-14-2013, 04:07 PM
  4. CO - Four killed, 5 injured in Arvada & Colorado Springs church shootings, 9 Dec 2007
    By reb in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 03-13-2008, 01:51 PM

Tags for this Thread