Cold Case Investigators Dig Into Daytona Beach Serial Killer Case (DSK) While FBI Highway Serial Killer Initiative Seeks .40 Caliber I-4 Serial Killer. DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL, DECEMBER 15, 2017. Albert “Al” McEvoy, 75, served as the police commissioner of Yonkers, New York, in the mid-1990s and his law enforcement career spanned 36 years. He retired in 2000 and owned a private investigation company while enjoying the snowbird lifestyle. When he retired from his second career, he decided to live full-time in Daytona Beach. When McEvoy was asked to help out at the police department, he thought he was going to be some kind of volunteer training officer.
Police Chief Chitwood told Al McEvoy he wanted him working on a homicide case — and not just any homicide case. He wanted him to look at the Daytona Serial Killer case, the largest cold case that still looms over the agency. “They wanted to bring people in and look at it with a fresh set of eyes,” McEvoy said of the case, which he referred to as “DSK.” Three prostitutes — Laquetta Gunther, 45, Julie Green, 34, and Iwana Patton, 35 — were slain in December 2005 and January and February 2006, respectively. A fourth woman, Stacey Gage, 30, was killed in January 2008 and for years she was thought to have been murdered by the same killer, but investigators have second-guessed that theory. McEvoy said there is a certainty that Gunther, Green and Patton were killed by the same assailant because the evidence supports it. Bodily fluids were found on two women that had the same DNA. They also were killed by the same weapon — a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.
DAYTONA BEACH UNSOLVED MURDERS (DSK).
A). Monday December 26th, 2005….Laquetta Gunther, shot in the head with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Sigma Series VE, body found naked.
B). Saturday January 14th, 2006…..Julie Green, shot in the head with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Sigma Series VE, body found naked.
C). Tuesday February 24th, 2006…..Iwana Patton, shot in the head with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Sigma Series VE, body found naked.
D). Tuesday December 11th, 2007…Stacey Gage, shot in the head with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Sigma Series VE, body found naked.
E). Tuesday April 21st, 2015………..Faith Jenkins murdered, she was arrested in March for prostitution, body found naked.
The Daytona Beach murders occurred Saturday through Tuesday.
The Daytona Beach victims all appear to have been shot in the head with a .40 caliber handgun most likely loaded with hollow point bullets. It appears from various police reports that the Daytona Beach serial killer has used the same gun in a least 4 murders, a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Sigma Series VE. The Daytona Beach serial killer uses the same M.O., he gains control of the women (mostly prostitutes) and has them remove their clothes and has them kneel down, as several murder victims bodies were found in the fetal position, he then shoots them in the head, preferably in the back of the head. Victim Laquetta Gunther was shot in the back of the head, he face was apparently blown off by the force of the gunshot as the cops had to ID her from body tattoos.
I filmed a Documentary with A&E on the “I-4 Serial Killer”, we shot our sequence inside the Acme Truck Stop in Orlando at the Red Rooster Diner 9565 S. Orange Blossom Trail. The release of the six part A&E “I-4 Serial Killer Documentary” was in November 2016, I was featured in Part 6. The release of the “I-4 Serial Killer Documentary” ties in with the updated May 2016 FBI Highway Serial Killings Initiative and the trial of Cleveland Truck Driver Robert Rembert Jr. who Prosecutor Timothy McGinty claims is a over-the-road serial killer, Rembert Jr. faces the death penalty.
Since the Highway Serial Killings Initiative began in 2004, ViCAP analysts have compiled a list of more than 750 murder victims found along or near U.S. highways, as well as nearly 450 potential suspects. The FBI database includes 15 cases in a 30-mile radius of the I-4 corridor, as well as others near Interstate 95. FBI Special Agent Ann Todd would not discuss the specifics of those cases. Todd said the suspects’ mobility, the high-risk lifestyle of the victims, a lack of witnesses and forensic evidence make these cases almost impossible to solve. A few cases are in metro Orlando, according to the FBI, but neither the bureau nor local law-enforcement agencies will acknowledge any cases involving serial killers. The FBI also declined to provide a more-detailed map of the Florida deaths. Sheriff’s offices in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Polk — ones that service the I-4 area in the region — said they have no serial-killer cases. Police agencies in Orlando and Kissimmee said they don’t either. None could explain where the FBI got its information. Only Daytona Beach police acknowledge they are working a serial-killer case. “We have several people, including volunteers, looking at evidence and following up on leads,” Capt. Kerry Orpinuk of the Daytona Beach Police Department said. “But there are no leads that point in any one direction.”
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