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Resource ID: #14400
Subject: Police
Source: Washington Post
Date: 1997-12-22



Story of a 28-year-old woman found beneath the floor boards of a vacant house whose death was initially labeled as due to an "undetermined cause," and not a homicide. Escobar exposed links among several women's deaths and prompted local police and the FBI to launch an ongoing investigation into the possibility that the woman was one victim of a serial killer loose in the neighborhood. Over the course of a month, Escobar wrote every few days about the killings, prompting the police to organize a special joint task force, causing the medical examiner to call in outside forensics experts and provoking neighborhood meetings.

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