GUILTY AZ - Alisa Beck, 21, & Karen Campbell, 44, murdered, Mesa, 2004 & 2007

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  1. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    Police waiting to release sketch of Mesa predator
    Reported by: Christopher Sign
    5/13

    Full article: click here

    Also see:
     
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  3. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    While I respect they want to make sure it is accurate, in the meantime, this guy is still out there free to rape and kill more women. It also disturbs me that they had this for five months and because of a backlog didn't make the connection. (Maybe they should have asked Reno to run it for them! I hear they bought their way out of a backlog.)

    Speaking of Reno, I hope they go ahead and compare it to cases there. I don't believe he is involved with Bri Dennison's case, but they need to look at it.
     
  4. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Too bad the last vic couldn't remember where the house was. LE has to have a pretty close area pinned down right? Phoenix sure has had it's share of serial killers lately.
     
  5. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Where was this guy from 2004-2007 ? Or is he suddenly escalating? His victims run the gamut of ages, and at least one was not a prostitute. Two were taken to a different location, were both at the same house? One escaped and the other left for dead on a street. More info on the vics below:

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2008/05/12/20080512mr-fourth.html

    WITNESS. DNA LINKS Mesa and Phoenix police have linked four cases to a man they're calling a serial predator. **Nov. 1, 2004: The body of Alisa Marie Beck, 21, was found partially clothed in a Mesa alley near Country Club Drive and McLellan Road. Beck, who had a history of prostitution and drug arrests, was sexually assaulted and strangled. **Aug. 16, 2007: A 47-year-old Mesa woman was abducted near Main Street and Horne, taken to a different location and beaten and raped. She escaped her attacker. **Oct. 14, 2007: Karen Jane Campbell, 44, was found nude on the roadway in west Mesa. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. She had a history of prostitution and drug use. **Nov. 4, 2007: A 35-year-old Phoenix woman was abducted near Seventh Street and Osborn, taken to a different location and raped and beaten. Police said the woman did not have a history of prostitution, police said.
     
  6. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    I immediately thought of Bri.
    I hope this slug is captured soon.
     
  7. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    There has been an arrest, more at link and video:

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2008/05/14/20080514mr-crimeupdate0514.html

    A combination of tips from the public and swift work by the Mesa police crime lab led to an arrest Wednesday of a suspect in a series of sexual assaults and murders in Mesa and Phoenix.
    “We want to let the community know they can relax,” Mesa police Chief George Gascón. “We have significant evidence to support the belief that we have the right person.”
    Police obtained the DNA of the 38-year-old suspect from an undisclosed source Tuesday and matched the sample to DNA evidence from the crimes. The crime lab staff worked around the clock Tuesday to make the match in 17 hours. It typically takes 24 hours.

    ETA: I thought the below comment was interesting.

    Police said the investigation is ongoing and there may be other suspects involved. Gascón said that the police are serving several search warrants on residences and vehicles and looking at biological evidence.
     
  8. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    SuziQ,


    Here's one,
    http://www.kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=8326393

     
  9. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    This is huge! :clap:
    YEAHHHHH ! Glad this creep is finally behind bars. :clap::woohoo::woohoo:
     
  10. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    philamena Former Member

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    Could this be related? (Please delete if this was already posed. ;) )
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/police-mesa-costa-2038652-woman-santa
     
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    philamena Former Member

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    SuziQ,
    Thank you for posting the new info. :clap:
     
  13. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    A little more info this morning:

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2008/05/15/20080515mr-crimeupdate0514.html

    (snip)
    Gascón said authorities are withholding the suspect's name, mugshot and other details until victims can identify him through photo lineups. "DNA has been the key piece of evidence that has linked all the various activities," Gascón said.
    Police would only say that the man is a 38-year-old Mesa resident with several prostitution arrests as a customer. The two slain women had a history of prostitution.
    Police had the suspect under surveillance for a little more than a day and took him into custody peacefully at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Gascón.
    "He is talking," said Detective Steve Berry, a Mesa police spokesman.
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    Why are they withholding his identity, especially if he's talking?
     
  16. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    LE states that it's because of witness ID, but they also state others may be involved. The latter might be why.
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    Thanks, SuziQ. Don't they know we WSer's want to get started researching this guy? lol
     
  18. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    They should know better by now!
     
  19. SteveHuff

    SteveHuff The Websleuther formerly known as misterallgood

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  20. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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  21. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Huh. Not what I expected w/a name like Trent Benson and living in AZ! lol

    Did you find all his personal sites yet?
     

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