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A composite sketch of an apparent serial stabber in Virginia. The suspect's attacks are raising questions about a possible link to a serial killer in Michigan.
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A composite sketch of an apparent serial stabber in Virginia. The suspect's attacks are raising questions about a possible link to a serial killer in Michigan.

By Patrick Madden

Police in Virginia's Loudoun County say they think a serial killer who killed five people and injured 10 others in Michigan is also responsible for three attacks in northern Virginia, and that has people in the area worried.

Residents here in Leesburg say they’re concerned and, more than that, shocked that a serial killer may be operating in this historic Loudoun county town of nearly 40,000 people.

In the past month, there have been three attacks in the area, two men were stabbed and another was struck with a hammer. I spoke with one person this morning who’s cousin is friends with the victim in the hammer attack and she says everyone in her family is a little scared.

In Michigan, there have been 15 attacks, most took place near the city of Flint, and the crimes were very similar to the ones here in Virginia.

In almost all of the attacks, in both Michigan and Virginia, the attacker targeted black men and authorities say the victims’ description of the suspect as well as the description of the suspect’s vehicle helped them to make the connection. Police say the attacker is a white man who drives a dark green Chevy Blazer SUV.

Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating whether a stabbing there could also be related.

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