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Topic - Earl Cook
Police in Alexandria, Va., say they think a serial killer may to blame for at least three previous unsolved murders in their community, and that the suspect may in fact be targeting the Washington, D.C., region.
The slaying last month of an Alexandria woman who was shot when she opened her front door appears to be linked to two other unsolved killings in the city, police said Thursday, leaving residents fearful and wondering if an unknown killer has been striking their community for years.
Alexandria police said Thursday that the fatal shooting of a music teacher last month and the killing last year of a regional planning official "appear to be linked" to the decade-old unsolved slaying of the wife of the city's former sheriff.
A woman was shot and killed in her home Thursday and another woman was injured after a man knocked on the door and fired a gun at them.
The D.C. area's increasingly high-end neighborhoods do not provide a haven from gang violence, police department officials say.
Relatives, friends, and a few hundred unofficial family members turned out in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday to support a police officer critically injured in the line of duty.
Prince George's County police said they are looking for additional suspects believed to be involved in the death of an Alexandria activist whose body was dumped in a Fort Washington well.
An Alexandria community activist was shot before his body was dropped in the Fort Washington well where it was recovered this weekend, police said Monday.
"The similarities and unusual nature of all three shootings occurring in Alexandria required the police department to consider the possibility that all the cases are linked together," said Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook, in the AP report.
He said it was not possible to identify or eliminate the possibility the bullets were fired from the same gun, but said the cases "will be investigated as a series of crimes."