IL IL/OH - SERIAL KILLER /rapist Samuel W. Legg, III -truck driver

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    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    I am so worried that this potential victim may be overlooked. I would like to see more solid confirmation of when exactly Legg shows up in Arizona and how they are certain of Lynn's date of disappearance. Same truckstop area as the rape victim in Medina.

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    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    A comment here places him in Tucson sometime in 2002. I want to know more.

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    Police Believe Trucker Samuel Legg Is a Cross-Country Serial Killer
    Authorities have tied him to four bodies and a rape but say there may be more secrets to uncover.


    03.04.19

    "..it was DNA from a close relative that brought police to his doorstep in Arizona, where he retired from the trucking business. The investigators weren’t looking for Kedzierski’s killer; they were hunting for the man who had raped a teenage girl in 1997.

    The victim, who lived in Lexington, Ohio, told police she was attacked at a truck stop on Interstate 71 after “hitch[ing] a ride with a truck driver after visiting her boyfriend in Cleveland,” Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson said.

    Legg, then 29, was deemed a possible suspect by Medina County police but was never prosecuted for lack of evidence....

    Through extensive family tree search, Ohio police eventually landed on Legg and issued a warrant for his DNA, Yost said. He was extradited to Ohio and ordered held on $1 million bail.

    “No other human being on earth except Mr. Legg could have been the contributor of the DNA,” a spokesperson for the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said.

    Soon after, County police announced Legg’s second indictment: for the murder of Sharon Kedzierski.

    “I'm assuming that there are other jurisdictions now actually looking to determine if he may be a suspect in any of their cases because of the fact that he was a truck driver and he was mobile,” Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains said in announcing the charge.

    The Ohio Attorney General office said Legg’s DNA is also linked to three other homicides, although no details of those crimes have been released because he hasn’t yet been charged in connection with them.

    “It doesn't even look like he was hiding from this, if he's truly affiliated with all of these different crimes, including my mom's,” Kuring told a local news station. “It just seems like he doesn't process it as it being a problem and that's so disturbing.”

    Legg has pleaded not guilty to both the 1997 rape and Kedzierski’s murder. His attorney, David Shelton, has declined to comment.

    Before Legg can be tried, the courts have to sort out the issue of his mental state. Medina County Judge Joyce Kimbler has ordered a competency evaluation for Legg, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was living in a Arizona group home at the time of his arrest.

    According to records obtained by the Chandler Police Department in Arizona, the former truck driver has a mental illness and has been picked up a few times for wandering the streets and leaving the group home.

    “Samuel is on medication for Schizophrenia. He hears voices that tell him he is needed in court in Tucson,” said a February 2017 police report, adding the group home employees claim that “Samuel has solicited rides from truck drivers previously to get to Tucson and has been found miles from the group home in the past.”..."

    Police Believe Trucker Samuel Legg Is a Cross-Country Serial Killer
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    Trucker accused in Austintown cold case ordered to undergo competency evaluation

    Mar 19, 2019

    "YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -
    The Arizona trucker accused in a 1992 cold case murder in Austintown has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.

    Forty-nine-year-old Samuel Legg, III faces charges of aggravated murder, aggravated murder during the commission of a felony (rape), aggravated murder during a felony (robbery), and murder.

    Legg previously pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on a $1 million bond.

    A Mahoning County Judge has now ordered that Legg must be evaluated to see if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

    Legg was charged in February in the 1992 murder of Sharon Lynn Kedzierski....

    All hearings in the case have been postponed until the results of the competency evaluation are released. "

    Trucker accused in Austintown cold case ordered to undergo competency evaluation
     
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    Have there been any updates regarding his known victims or timeline?
     

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