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Connecticut Police: Serial Killer Dumped 7 Bodies in Wooded Area Behind Hartford Strip Mall

May 12, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Connecticut Police: Serial Killer Dumped 7 Bodies in Wooded Area Behind Hartford Strip Mall

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A suspected serial killer in Connecticut, linked to the 2007 discovery of three women, found dumped behind a strip mall in Hartford, is now linked to four other murders after a recent development.

Police made the announcement on Monday after last month’s discovery of the bodies of four more women after conducting a new search of the site. Agents from multiple law enforcement agencies told reporters they are confident the same suspect is indeed responsible for all seven murders.

Melanie Ruth Camilini, who disappeared in 2003, has been idenitified as one of four people discovered dead in New Britain, Conn., eight years after three others were found.

Melanie Ruth Camilini, who disappeared in 2003, has been idenitified as one of four people discovered dead in New Britain, Conn., eight years after three others were found.

“We said we’re confident, and we are confident that one person is responsible,” said Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane speaking at a news conference.

One of the newly discovered victims, identified as Melanie Ruth Camilini, a mother of two who would have turned 42-years-old on Monday. Investigators said Camilini and the other three victims were most likely murdered back in 2003.

Authorities have refused to reveal the identity a mystery suspect but did say the person of interest is no longer a danger. According to The Hartford Courant, who cited police sources, the suspect is currently behind on different charges but has never been charged in any of the homicides.

Police have conducted multiple searches of the wooded area behind the New Britain strip mall numerous times over the past eight years. The latest search conducted in April involved cadaver-sniffing dogs, who led the Police to discover the four sets of remains the paper reported.

The dogs pointed to several spots in the wooded area behind a Subway sandwich shop, hair salon, and liquor store along the Hartford road.

Police found the remains of the first victims back in 2007. However, they did not positively identify the women, whose deaths were ruled homicides, until 2010, 2013 and 2014 according to the Courant.

“My sister didn’t deserve this, Only a coward would do this to my sister and those other women. There’s no human that can do what he did. She didn’t deserve it. I don’t know how he can sleep at night,” Sandra Martinez, sister of Joyvaline Martinez, told WFSB-TV. ”

The state has issued a $150,000 reward for a conviction in the case.

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