It has been confirmed that a serial attacker of women is/was at large in the Sarasota Bradenton area who brutalizes his mostly female victims. The Sarasota male perp would be single and living alone (loner no friends), he would be 35 to 53 years of age and he appears to work outside in the day time, working the Sarasota neighborhoods as he blends in.
Ex-con Delmer Smith III is 38 years old, he is from Michigan, he was in the joint for 15 years and new to the Sarasota area in the fall of 2008, he is not internet savvy (there was no internet when he went in) so who fed him detailed information on middle aged female occupants living alone in middle class neighborhoods and why were the Sarasota attacks all confined to a specific area between Clark Rd and Webber ???
Sarasota home invasions suspect Delmer Smith was driving a 2000 Chevrolet SUV with Florida tag #M406CX. The attacker was targeting mostly middle-aged women, who lived alone, creeping into their homes or yards and sneaking up behind them. He strikes them in the head, usually binds them with cords or rope he finds in their homes, then beats them again as he grabs cash, credit cards, jewelry and electronics (lap top computers) but robbery does not appear to be the motive.
click image to enlargeAll of the attacks in Sarasota occurred North of Clark Road aka Stickney Point Rd and South of Webber St and centered on Proctor Road. Murdered Georgeann Smith on Jo-An Drive in Sarasota went to the Bee Ridge Baptist Church on Proctor Rd. I strongly feel that the Sarasota perp has access to information online as to who lives in the homes that he targets.
The home invasions in Sarasota and Manatee counties happened over a four-month period from February to May, but then the crimes with the same pattern seemed to stop (May 26th). Authorities are not sure why, but speculate that Smith might have moved and could be responsible for crime in other jurisdictions. Smith is not a suspect in the recent murder of Kathleen Briles during a home invasion in her Terra Ceia home, authorities said.
Friday, October 09, 2009, Census May Have Hired Violent Criminals to Canvass Your Home in Sarasota from February/09 to April/09, Same Time Frame as Sarasota Home Invasions.
Friday, May 29, 2009, SARASOTA HOME INVASIONS PROFILED BY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER, THE PERP HAS MADE NO MISTAKES