WI WI - WALTER E. ELLIS, Milwaukee North Side Strangler

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.wisn.com/news/19497019/detail.html

    Flynn: DNA Doesn't Match Samples In Databases

    UPDATED: 12:02 am CDT May 19, 2009

    Details of the crimes against these victims at the link.

    Video coverage:
    http://www.wisn.com/video/19497926/index.html

    Announcement of DNA link:
    http://www.wisn.com/video/19497693/index.html

    Victims:
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    Prayers for the families of these Women, and the LE so that justice may be swift.
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    That is so tragic that someone served 13 years for one of the deaths. This killer has been doing this for a long time with a decade in between killings. Incarceration is unlikely because of no DNA in the system. So why the long breaks, or did he live somewhere else?
     
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    nursebeeme Registered User

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    very scary, Kat! So the last known CONNECTED case was in 2007... bet there are more recent ones (just a guess)
     
  5. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://kstp.com/news/stories/S937351.shtml?cat=206

    and from the first link that was posted in OP:

    Yes Suzi it is so disheartening that someone innocent spent time in prison for a crime that he didn't commit, I agree.

    I bet you're right nursie, I bet there are more victims found once the DNA is run again.

    Two decades is a long time from first known victim to last, but I wonder what the new tests will reveal?

    This case reminds me of the West Mesa case in that the victims were at high risk by their lifestyle choices and IMHO the victims that fall into that high risk category are often marginalized by the community and possibly LE in using resources to find the man or men that has murdered them. I thought to bring it here so that these victims and families can see that they will get the recognition they so deserve.
     
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    I was surprised there is no thread for these murders in Milwaukee.

    Why does this remind me of another group of killings of prostitutes, several found close together in a river very close to town? I think they happened in about 2003, not sure exactly, but now I can't find that case either! :confused:
     
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    audiogirl Former Member

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    Milwaukee police have arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with the killing of at least six prostitutes over 21 years in the city, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

    The suspect, Walter E. Ellis of Milwaukee, was arrested at noon Saturday at a hotel in Franklin by a swarm of police officers, the sources said. A witness confirmed a large number of officers descended on the hotel for an arrest.

    Ellis was booked on a temporary felony warrant and was being questioned Sunday by detectives in the Milwaukee police Prisoner Processing Section, the sources said.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/57618177.html

    Map of where victims were found and pictures of vic's:


    http://media.journalinteractive.com/images/SERIAL20G-2.jpg
     
  9. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iihF7ie9lIMYVjpGYgMaKTUyYjgQD9AIJ05G0

    1 hour ago


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    http://metro.onmilwaukee.com/articl...s-conference-on-arrest-in-prostitute-killings

    Published Sept. 7, 2009 at 9:54 a.m.

     
  10. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/57618177.html

    Posted: Sept. 7, 2009 6:00 a.m.

    It looks like this reporter did his homework. Kudos to him.
     
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    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84335"]DNA Links 6 Deaths To Unknown Killer-Milwaukee WI - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
     
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    http://www.inmatesearch.mkesheriff.org/

    Thank you for posting this. The article does not give his name but here is a link to the mil. jail bookings, it says he's 49 so perhaps we can figure out if he is on this list.

    How sad it took so many years, it sounds like he used the same area to dump the bodies :(

    VB
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Also reminds me of the six murders of prostitutes here in N.C. They are now going back at least 10 years looking at other cases that could be related.
     
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    Authorities have linked 9 murders to Ellis. They say the law for DNA samples from inmates went in to effect in 2000. They're not sure if Ellis had been released just as law was enacted.

    They said he was hiding out at the motel because they had served a search warrant on his house and he was on the run. They would not say that if the person found with Ellis at the time of his arrest was a woman.

    A family member of one of the victims says that Ellis was a cousin of one of the vic's boyfriends.

    210 homicides in the same neighborhood over the last 20 years in Milwaukee.

    Will continue testing any usable DNA from unsolved homicides to Ellis.
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    We got three threads on this subject. Gonna ask mods to merge
     

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