Confirmed Serial Attacker Of Women In Sarasota. All of the cases list the suspect as a masked male (black ski mask). As many as ten similar cases are being reviewed in an attempt to establish their relation. Each of the agencies (Sarasota, Bradenton) has cases within their jurisdiction.
The attacker in the Home Invasions in Sarasota and Bradenton Fl has been described by victims as a white male, 5'10" to 6' 0" tall, about 175 to 185 lbs, he wears a black ski mask and has made statements that he robs to feed a crack cocaine habit.
The attacker appears to be targeting mostly middle-aged women, who live 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 grabs cash, credit cards, computers, jewelry and electronics (54" plasma TV) and escapes in his vehicle, a pick-up truck would be handy.
Usually in cases like this, the Sarasota Bradenton male perp would have moved into the area in early 2009 as the attacks started in mid February and he would have had numerous prior address's around the country, a drifter, he could possibly have no prior arrest record as he has gotten away with the same serial attacks in other parts of the country.
The Sarasota Bradenton male perp would be single and living alone, he would be 35 to 53 years of age and he appears to work outside in the day time, working the Sarasota Bradenton neighborhoods as he blends in. All of the attacks in Sarasota occurred North of Clark Road aka Stickney Point Rd and South of Webber and centered on Proctor Road.
Murdered Georgeann Smith who lived on Jo-An Drive in Sarasota went to the Bee Ridge Baptist Church on Proctor Rd. Georgeann Lee Smith was the victim on April 6th, see her obit from Sarasota Herald Tribune. Georgeann Lee Smith, 37, (Nov. 18, 1971 - April 6, 2009) of Sarasota, formerly of Millersport, Ohio, died April 6, 2009. Services were at the Bee Ridge Baptist Church on Proctor Rd Sarasota Fl .
The male perp (attacker) in the Sarasota area must be also able to access information (computer-internet savvy) on who lives in the houses he cases, like from property records and such, to identify single women in a certain age bracket.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009,
Friday, April 24, 2009, Bradenton Home Invader Sketch brings tips in, but age of attacker varies with victims.
Saturday, April 25, 2009, Sarasota Bradenton Home Invasion Intruder Made a Mistake with GeorgeAnn Smith, She Was Young, Not the Home Owner and a Black Belt in Karate.
Monday, April 27, 2009, Sarasota Bradenton Home Invasions, All During Daylight Hours, Attacker Pistol Whips Victims After Taking Items, One Dead.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, DNA Links Some Sarasota Home Invasions, Detectives Say, The Supposed Sketch Is Not The Guy !
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, Confirmed Serial Attacker Of Women In Sarasota, He Has Beaten, Raped and Murdered Since Mid Feb. 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009, Dirtbag Suspects James Stephens and Christopher Sellars charged in 2 Sarasota Home Invasions With Machine Guns, But Not the "Guy".
Thursday, May 07, 2009, SARASOTA BRADENTON HOME INVASIONS, NO ATTACKS IN 15 DAYS LONGEST GAP SO FAR AND NO FBI PROFILE, YET.
Friday, May 08, 2009, FBI To Help Investigate And Profile Sarasota Area Home Invasions As Of April 15th, 2009, But No Profile Has Been Released To The Public.