DETAILSThe Yonkers, New York Police Department has been investigating the homicides of three prostitutes, all murdered over a seven-year time frame. Foreign DNA recovered at each crime scene has linked all three cases to the same unknown subject.
The first known homicide victim was recovered on February 5, 1989, in an industrial area in Yonkers, New York. The victim was a known prostitute and drug user who worked the Jerome Avenue area in Bronx, New York. This victim was recovered nude with her hands tied behind her back. Cause of death was listed as stab wounds.
The second connected homicide victim was recovered on March 28, 1991, in the same industrial area in Yonkers. The victim was a known prostitute who also worked the area of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. She was recovered nude with her hands bound behind her back. Cause of death was manual and ligature strangulation. Evidence at the crime scene indicates that the left front tire of the suspect’s vehicle was a Kelly Springfield Navigator 600 series, the right front tire was a Firestone Supreme, and both rear tires were 13” tires made by Uniroyal XTC. Distance between the inside of the two front tires measured 54 inches.
The third homicide victim was recovered on May 24, 1996, in a Yonkers hotel room where she was known to engage in prostitution activities. This victim was found partially clothed with her hands bound behind her back and had suffered blunt force trauma and strangulation.