By McCay Vernon
Throughout its lengthy and colourful background, St. Augustine, Florida has been domestic to pirates and villains, marauders and despots. however it wasn't until eventually the past due Nineteen Eighties that the city's red-light district, identified in the neighborhood as Crack Head nook, grew to become the searching floor for a serial killer whose brutality knew no bounds.
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On November 29, 1988, Anita Stevens, 27, climbed right into a stranger's motor vehicle, pondering to show a short trick to fund her drug behavior. She used to be the 1st to die. Over the following six years, six extra prostitutes may fall sufferer to a similar phantom killer, slain via gun, blunt gadgets, a strangler's noose--and the murderer's naked arms. His signature used to be the obscene poses within which he prepared his half-nude victims.
Frustrated by means of fake confessions, investigators sifted via a myriad of suspects until eventually a Christmas Eve, 1996 homicide in Asheville, North Carolina led them to the true killer:...
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Some even claimed credit for the crimes, a not-unusual event in high-profile homicides. Each time investigators were forced to use their resources pursuing these false leads, the killer gained the advantages of both time and having suspicion diverted elsewhere. The victims William Lindsey chose to kill present an equally intriguing but far more tragic human story. Without exception, they were young women locked into the unyielding grip of crack cocaine addiction. In order to feed this insatiable habit, they lost control of their lives, and ultimately of life itself.
Some are even brave enough to sip the sulfurous waters of the famed Fountain of Youth, supposedly discovered by the Spanish explorer Ponce de León. Five different flags have flown over the city as various nations claimed it as their own. From Menéndez’s arrival in 1565 until 1763, St. Augustine was under Spanish rule. It fell to Great Britain in 1763 and was reclaimed by the Spanish in 1784. In 1821 Florida was claimed as a territory by the newly founded United States of America, and in 1845 it became the twenty-seventh state in the Union.
Nothing special about his looks. Anita considered for only a moment. “Forty bucks for a straight up,” she said. He nodded and motioned for her to get in. Anita jumped into the passenger seat, slammed the car door closed, and directed him to head toward the bridge on State Road 312, some five miles distant. As they pulled away from the curb, she took a closer look at the man. He looked vaguely familiar . . maybe someone she’d dated before. Hard to remember. Bill. That was the name he had given her that time.