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    NY - ALTEMIO SANCHEZ, "Bike Path Killer", Buffalo, 1985-2006

    This is interesting. The attacker never tried to hide his face, several victims survived his attacks, yet he's never been found.



    http://www.courttv.com/news/hiddentr...lem_page1.html

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    http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.e...homicide.shtml

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    you know that the suspect looks just like the molly bish suspect its so errie here is the link to the suspect in the bish case unknown male http://www.mollybish.org/new_page_7.htm if u put his pic next to the buffalo guy they look the same

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    On the last page of the court-tv article it says:



    Police still run down tips that come in whenever the "Unsolved Mysteries" episode is rebroadcast, but the rapist who struck eight times in Buffalo and Amherst has not been heard from since 1994.

    "There are all sorts of theories on where he went or why he didn't do anything again, but everyone thinks he will," said Brown, the Amherst investigator.

    Did he move? Go to prison? Lose interest? And why didn't he strike between 1986 and 1988, and 1990 and 1994?

    "Dave" the Buffalo rapist/killer on left, Suspect in the abduction of Molly Bish, in Warren, Mass, in 2000, on right.

    Smile22 they do look eeriely similar! Apparently this is a common face! The Buffalo police have tested over 60 people by DNA, and not one of them is the killer. Its hard to believe that this face is so common!

    I also reviewed the description of the Buffalo suspect and there is no mention that he's a smoker. He may be and its a piece of information that hasn't yet been released.

    Maybe he didn't stop in the intervening years... maybe he just moved to another State. Perhaps his job requires travel?

    The buffalo rapist hasn't hit since 1994... Molly was taken in 2000... I wonder if there are other states who have the same kind of sketch of a suspect? Maybe he didn't stop in the intervening years... maybe he just moved to another State. Perhaps his job requires travel?

    Good Sleuthing!

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    Wow. I just saw the 48 Hours about Molly Bish yesterday and didn't even realize. It appears that some people think Molly's disppearance is tied to another girl named Holly's. I missed a lot of that part of the show, but she looked much younger in her photos so I don't know how compelling I find that link.

    What jumped out at me first, as far as a timeline, is that the Buffalo guy has always struck between May and October. This coincides with snowbird season in Florida, which runs from November to April. Just a thought.

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    I remember this case well.

    I live about 25 minutes from Buffalo and it sure did take my attention. I hope someday they find this guy, because you hate to think crimes like that can go unpunished.

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    The statute of limitations has run out on the rapes, so unfortunately even if he was caught tomorrow they couldn't do anything about it.... BUT there is NO statute of limitations on the murder.

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    Altemio Sanchez

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2816021.shtml

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    I encountered him on the Amherst Bike Path, in the early 2000's. He was on a bicycle, dressed in dark clothing, and wearing a bicycle helmet. He glared at me with such anger, I thought he must be a plainclothes policeman working on the case, who was angry at me for jogging alone. However, when he was apprehended and I asked a relative of a victim of his about my encounter, I was told that there were no police assigned to the bike path and that this was consistent with how Sánchez stalked the path. Creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetCharlotte View Post
    I encountered him on the Amherst Bike Path, in the early 2000's. He was on a bicycle, dressed in dark clothing, and wearing a bicycle helmet. He glared at me with such anger, I thought he must be a plainclothes policeman working on the case, who was angry at me for jogging alone. However, when he was apprehended and I asked a relative of a victim of his about my encounter, I was told that there were no police assigned to the bike path and that this was consistent with how Sánchez stalked the path. Creepy.
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    Started thread for one of Sanchez's possible victims.

    Katherine Herold, 15, murdered 1 July 1985,Town of Tonawanda
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...0#post12686900


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    That poor innocent man, Anthony Capozzi, who spent TWO DECADES in prison for Sanchez's crimes due to faulty witness identification and similar blood type.

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    http://rowman.com/ISBN/9781599216065/Bike-Path-Rapist-A-Cops-Firsthand-Account-Of-Catching-The-Killer-Who-Terrorized-A-Community-First-Edition#

    Bike Path Rapist

    A Cop's Firsthand Account Of Catching The Killer Who Terrorized A Community, First Edition

    Jeff Schober and Del Dennis Ano

    For nearly three decades, a series of rapes and murders occurred around Western New York by a nameless, faceless man dubbed “The Bike Path Rapist” by local media. Authorities had his DNA and knew his tendency to use a ligature, but could never capture the elusive criminal. His first known attacks were in the mid-1980s, continuing regularly through 1994. After a twelve-year gap, in September 2006, he returned by strangling and killing a 45-year-old mother along a rural bike path.

    While investigating the case, Buffalo Homicide Detective and task force member Dennis Delano reviewed unsolved rape cases from the past thirty years. He concluded that the Bike Path Rapist's span of attacks stretched back even further, into the 1970s. Delano learned that a different man, Anthony Capozzi, had been convicted of two rapes in 1985 and was still imprisoned 22 years later. Members of the task force interviewed Capozzi, who is schizophrenic. Delano and his colleagues believed the wrong man was in jail, but had no hard evidence to secure a release. After working tirelessly on behalf of a convicted man, DNA slides were discovered at a local medical center. Capozzi was exonerated and released before Easter 2007.


    Bike Path Rapist: A Cop's Firsthand Account of Catching the Killer Who Terrorized a Community will examine the complex and compelling story inside the investigation of a thirty-year string of serial rapes and killings. With detailed information culled from interviews, police reports and insights from Delano and his colleagues on an elite task force that solved the crime, the book will blend the drama of Cold Case and CSI with a behind-the-scenes look at investigative techniques and angles examined by investigators



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    In all fairness, according to two documentaries the BPD botched the case. Sanchez was on their radar in the 70's, in fact he worked at a factory which was very close to where some of the early crimes were committed, and it had been confirmed a relative's vehicle had been parked near one of the crime scenes, had the tag info from an eyewitness. Why they didn't surveil this guy from early on, is anyone's guess.


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