Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by bugaboo, Aug 26, 2007.
they were there again today
they likely won't find shizit at the house, just like in CT--Hopefully they don't stop the investigation at the house--Hopefully they canvas neighbors and locals, and see where this clown hung out, worked, etc. to get a bead on where there might be a dump site
--round two should be NC
No body parts found at Virginia home during serial killer investigation.
Does anyone know when he was living there? The articles I read didn't say when he was in VA. Sadly, a lot of people have gone missing in that area. Many don't seem to have been investigated much at all.
November 2003 according to the documents shown in that video.
ETA: He was arrested in Hampton on May 13 2005
When I knew him in 2002 he would travel back & forth between CT and N.C./VA.
The victims found in CT were all in 2003. What did he do 2004 - May 2005?
Howell is apparently being investigated in an unsolved 1991 murder in Florida
Suspected New Britain Serial Killer Eyed In 1991 Florida Slaying
By Dave Altimari
August 7, 2015 9:30 A.M.
Investigators tracing the history of suspected New Britain serial killer William Devin Howell are looking into his possible connection to the unsolved 1991 murder of a woman in Florida.
April Marie Stone disappeared on Jan. 14, 1991, as she was walking along a state highway in South Apopka, Fla. Stone, 21 at the time, was found two days later wrapped in a blanket off a dirt road in nearby Sanford.
At the time of the slaying, Howell was living in Casselberry, about 15 miles away from where the body was found. Howell was arrested a few months after Stone's death. Police records obtained by The Courant show that Howell, who was also 21 at the time, was charged with soliciting a prostitute in Altamonte Springs, Fla. on April 12, 1991. Altamonte Springs borders Casselberry.
(The woman was an undercover LEO.)
Spears said Howell got on their radar in late February when detectives from the Connecticut Serial Killer Task Force came to Florida and gave a presentation to several law enforcement agencies on their case, Howell's background and his ties to Florida.
The Florida case was the first time Howell was ever arrested as an adult, judicial records indicate. He has no other arrests for soliciting prostitutes.[HR][/HR]So from what we can glean from the report, there are at least two reasons why Howell is of interest in the April Stone murder.
1) Stone was wrapped in a blanket. The CT victims were wrapped in blankets. (The CT victims were buried, however, and Stone was not.)
2) Stone was murdered on Jan 14, 1991. Howell was residing in Casselberry at the time, 15 miles from where Stone's body was found.
The article suggests there are other similarities, but only describes the ones above.
Thanks for the link, cgon4872.
ETA: A few facts about April Stone's murder
- She'd left home to go for a walk, leaving behind her wallet and ID. Father stated she often went for walks with her Walkman.
- COD was stab wounds
- Death took place shortly after she left home.
- "...last seen about 4 p.m. Jan. 14 walking along Old Dixie Highway - State Road 424 - in Apopka."
- Jan 16, "...body was found 15 miles away on Painted Post Road near State Road 46 and the Wekiva River"
Link to a 1991 Orlando Sentinel report on April Stone's murder.
he killed so many in 2003, he HAD to be active prior and since. no way was he going to kill so many and just stop.
Deanna LeBlanc (@DeannaWAVY): https://twitter.com/DeannaWAVY?s=09
#breaking: William Howell, serial killer from Ct with ties to Hampton to be charged with 6 more murders today. @WAVY_News
Suspected Serial Killer Arraigned In 6 More Slayings; Records Give Crime Details
By Dave Altimari and Alaine Griffin
September 18, 2015 3:36 P.M.
William Devin Howell, charged Friday with killing six individuals and dumping their bodies behind a New Britain strip mall, wrapped one victim's body in plastic for two weeks because it was too cold to bury her, according to court records released after his arraignment.
Howell kept the body inside his van, which he nicknamed the "murder mobile," sleeping next to "his baby," for days, Howell told a prison cell mate, the records said.
The sordid and depraved crimes were outlined in a 13-page arrest warrant affidavit with information given to detectives by various sources - including fellow prison inmates - who are not named in the records.
Howell told his cell mate that "there was a monster inside of him that just came out," the arrest warrant affidavit said. He told the cell mate, "They all should have known they were going die because of the lifestyle they were living."
Howell faces three counts of capital felony murder, three counts of felony murder and three counts of murder. Sources said the underlying felony charge could be either kidnapping or sexual assault.
The task force has been reaching out to departments along the East Coast with unsolved murders trying to determine if Howell is a suspect in any of them.
One of those cases is April Marie Stone who disappeared on Jan. 14, 1991, after she was seen walking along a state highway in South Apopka, Fla. Stone, 21 at the time, was found two days later wrapped in a blanket off a dirt road in nearby Sanford.
UPDATE: William Devin Howell charged today as a serial killer, held on $10 million bond
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 5:58 am | Updated: 3:20 pm, Fri Sep 18, 2015.
by Lisa Backus
NEW BRITAIN William Devin Howell, who is already serving prison time in the death of Nilsa Arizmendi, was charged today with the murders of six other people whose remains were found in the same wooded area on Hartford Road as the 33-year-old womans.
The partial remains of Mary Jane Menard, Joyvaline Joy Martinez and Diane Cusack were found behind a Hartford Road plaza the same week in August 2007 that Howell was sentenced to 15 years in prison for Arizmendis death.
Arizmendi disappeared after taking off with Howell in Wethersfield in July of 2003. The six others, now identified as Howells victims also disappeared in 2003. Howell pleaded guilty to manslaughter in her death but had steadfastly refused to reveal where the young mother was buried.
Howell told an inmate that Arizmendi, according to the warrant, was the fourth person he had killed.
The remains of Melanie Ruth Camilini, Danny Lee Whistnant and Marilyn Gonzalez were found with Arizmendi in late April after a search with an FBI cadaver dog
Seven victims in ten months, this guy had become unhinged. There's a good chance he had killed prior to 2003 but by then he could no longer control the urge, clearly he was on a year long rampage in 03.
He was arrested in NC in Jan 04, spent 6 months in and was released. I don't think they had found his van with the blood in it at that time but he should've at least been on their radar for Arizmendi's disappearance. According to what I read they released him in July and he was out for around 10 months.
I've seen speculation he could be responsible for Jessica Muskus murder. She was last seen in Waterbury shortly after his release and was later found up near Torrington. Its possible he was bold enough to have killed her after getting out, his whereabouts around that time are sketchy. Its the years leading up to 03 that I would be looking at, hopefully they will release more of his earlier movements and living locations. He's had arrests in FL,GA,NJ,VA,NC and CT.
I guess its also possible something set him off in 02-03 and the 03 victims were the first and last but I get the feeling they were not.
This guy is one sick SOB. The bit about him sleeping with Camilini's body for two weeks makes me think that William Devin Howell may be a necrophile, or at least have necrophiliac tendencies. Sort of Bundy-esque honestly. Also, I don't know what to think at this point regarding other victims, but this quote from Howell to another inmate seems to suggest that the 2003 string of murders was the extent of it.
In any case, I'm elated he's finally being charged with the other murders
The latest mug
William Devin Howell, September 2015
Cellmate claims serial killer admitted slaughtering seven and slept holding corpse he called 'baby' for weeks in his 'murder-mobile' van
By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
Published: 10:11 EST, 19 September 2015 | Updated: 00:33 EST, 20 September 2015
A drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003, including a woman whose body he kept for two weeks in a van he called the 'murder mobile'.
William Devin Howell, 45, told a cellmate 'there was a monster inside of him that just came out' and called himself a 'sick ripper', according to an arrest warrant released in New Britain on Friday.
He said if he wasn't caught, he was going to go cross-country and kill others, it said.
more at the link
Guards: Suspect Showed Interest in Serial Killer Memorabilia
The Associated Press
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Oct 28, 2015, 4:36 PM ET
Authorities searched the prison cell of a convicted killer charged with six more slayings and found notes referencing a serial killer memorabilia website and a newspaper article about Florida's death penalty, court records show.
Prison guards found a notebook Howell kept that included references to a website that purports to sell items belonging to notorious killers, according to the affidavits. A watercolor painting attributed to Gary Gilmore and a John Dillinger death mask were among the items listed for sale this week. A search for Howell on the site turned up nothing.
Was he worried about the murder of April Stone in Florida????