Unknown Scherer/Zitricki killer - MO/SC/TN - 1990-1998 Apr 1, 2013 10:23:09 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Apr 1, 2013 10:23:09 GMT -5
Police are looking for a man who has murdered at least 3 people in less than ten years.
In 1998, in Missouri, Tony Scherer entered his home to find that this wife Sherri and his daughter Megan were dead. They had been shot in the head and placed in the living room. Megan had also been sexually assaulted. Only two hours later, in Tennessee, a woman was approached by a man at her home, claiming he needed directions to look for his friend "Jeremy Taylor." He then pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued. The woman fled inside her house and was shot in the shoulder. She was able to help work out a composite drawing of what the man looked like, and ballistics tied the crime to the MO double murder.
For years, the cases went unsolved. Then, investigators submitted the DNA evidence in the database, and were able to connect it to another homicide. In 1990, in South Carolina, Genevieve Zitricki was found beaten and strangled to death in her bathtub. This gave the killer his third body. A few weeks after the Zitricki murder, a picture of a woman was found near a pair of rubber gloves. Authorities found the woman, and eventually cleared her husband as a suspect. But the killer is still out there.
What do you guys think about this case? It was mentioned that the homes were near highways, indicating that the killer may not be familiar with the areas and could've easily slipped back into traffic. This guy could literally be anywhere, and if he isn't already in jail or dead, he's probably continuing to kill.
Admin Note #1: Our advice for anyone with information on this case would be to contact the FBI since they mention it on their website. This is the link to their ViCAP page that mentions the Scherer/Zitricki homicides: leb.fbi.gov/2012/october/vicap-alert
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