Face To Face

Com­pos­ite sketches have been vi­tal in iden­ti­fy­ing some of the world’s most dan­ger­ous se­rial killers. Can you guess them from their sketches? Turn the page to re­veal their true iden­ti­ties

Real Crime - - Thin Grey Line -

satanic mon­ster

13- year- old James Romero Jr. spot­ted this se­rial killer prowl­ing out­side his Cal­i­for­nia home on the evening of 25 May 1985, be­fore the prowler fled in his car. James made note of the car and phoned po­lice, believ­ing he had thwarted a thief. But the sus­pect was con­nected to more than a dozen mur­ders, mul­ti­ple rapes and bur­glar­ies. That same night the sus­pect at­tacked a cou­ple. They sur­vived and de­scribed their at­tacker to po­lice.

lady killer

After mul­ti­ple dis­ap­pear­ances of women in Wash­ing­ton in 1974, po­lice re­leased a com­pos­ite sketch of the sus­pect to the pub­lic. This sus­pect turned out to be one of the world’s most no­to­ri­ous se­rial killers, who raped and killed women in states such as Wash­ing­ton, Colorado, Utah and Cal­i­for­nia un­til 1978.

louisiana prowler

This se­rial killer mur­dered sev­eral women be­tween 1992 and 2003 in Ba­ton Rouge, Louisiana. A sur­viv­ing vic­tim, who had been at­tacked on 9 July 2002, de­scribed him to po­lice. Po­lice had ( in­cor­rectly) as­sumed the se­rial killer op­er­at­ing in the area was Cau­casian. A com­pos­ite sketch was drawn up. Po­lice tracked him down in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, in 2003.

cal­i­for­nia snatcher

Five- year- old Sa­man­tha Run­nion was snatched from her own front gar­den in Cal­i­for­nia on 15 July 2002. The only eye­wit­ness was her five- year- old play­mate who pro­vided foren­sic artist Michael Streed with a de­scrip­tion of her friend’s ab­duc­tor. Sa­man­tha’s body was found the fol­low­ing day. She had been sex­u­ally as­saulted and mur­dered.

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