Milwaukee Police Under Fire for Unsolved Investigation of Serial Killings of Prostitutes
Within a 3-square-mile area of Milwaukee's north side an unknown man strangled six women police say were prostitutes between 1986 and 2007. But it wasn't until this past week that the city's top cop said recent DNA tests had linked the killings.
Some people in the community, including the women's' families, wonder why it took police so long to discover the DNA link and announce it, and whether some officers' biases against the victims' lifestyles and race kept them from focusing their attention on the crimes.
"Crack whores," is how some officers in past decades referred to prostitutes, said LaVerne McCoy, who retired as a sergeant in January after 25 years in the Milwaukee Police Department.
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Trail has gone cold in unsolved case of four slain Atlantic City prostitutes
The four small wooden crosses — one for each young woman found face-down in a drainage ditch — are gone from the roadside now, having disappeared a few weeks ago.
Prostitutes still walk the streets of Atlantic City, and some ply their trade in the strip of seedy motels just outside the city limits where the barefoot bodies of four of their colleagues were unceremoniously dumped four years ago.
Murdered NJ Prostitute’s Family File Wrongful Death Lawsuit
RIVERHEAD — The family of Shannan Gilbert, the New Jersey prostitute whose body was discovered near Ocean Parkway on December 2011 said Thursday that they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man they believe is responsible for her death. According to family attorney John Ray, Dr. C. Peter Hackett was one of the last persons to see Gilbert alive. Ray added that Hackett gave Gilbert a narcotic to calm her down after she came into his house.