Police Investigating Possible Serial Killings In North Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Is there another serial killer operating in Middle Tennessee? Police are considering it, because of eerie similarities between at least three homicides in North Nashville over the past year.
Metro police have suspected two of the murders were connected, because they happened across the street from each other on 15th Avenue North. Now, they're convinced.
Metro Detective Dean Haney said the crime scenes are a lot alike, but he can't talk about why. He doesn't want to give too much information to the killer.
"Just the similarities. The way they were found, the manner in which they died. We believe there are similarities there between both of these," said Detective Haney.
In February 2009, a man working on the home on 15th Avenue North found the body of Angela Stovall. She had been beaten to death.
On July 5, 2010, police found the body of 51-year-old Rosalyn Elaine Williams in a house across the street. She was also beaten to death.
"There are indications that there may have been some criminal activities involved with both of these victims and maybe the suspect was somebody they actually knew," said Detective Haney.
Police said there may be other victims.
In September 2009, police found the body of 33-year-old Virginia Faye Ivory. A neighbor discovered her body near another abandoned house on 23rd Avenue North. Ivory was seven months pregnant.
Police said the women were transients who had criminal backgrounds, and it's hard getting information about them.
"Now that they're gone no one wants to talk about them or remember them or have any information to share with us about that," said Detective Haney. "We'd like to find someone who would say this person may be involved."
Detectives added it's too early to know for sure whether this is the work of a serial killer, but it is something they are looking into. They said they have very few leads in the cases.
Anyone with information is asked to called Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can also submit tips through their website at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.