The first wave of slayings haunted Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. The killer slipped mostly unseen through the night, preying on older women who lived alone. He raped them and squeezed their necks...
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- German nurse and convicted serial killer Niels Hogel is charged with 97 further counts of murder.
- Police in Florida link a fourth unsolved murder to an unknown serial killer targeting the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, Florida.
- Indiana gerontophobe and prolific serial killer Orville Lynn Majors, believed to have committed as many as 130 nursing home murders between 1993 and 1995, dies in prison at the age of 56.
- Investigations concerning Niels Hogel, a German nurse already convicted for murdering two of his patients, revealed that the number of people killed while in his care is significantly higher, reaching at least 84, with some estimates being even higher. This makes Hogel the serial killer with the highest known victim count in modern German history.
- Police in Anchorage, Alaska, confirm that James Dale Ritchie, killed by an Anchorage police officer whom Ritchie had tried to kill in the fall of 2016, was a serial killer who had used the same gun to kill 5 people, apparently at random. Two of the murders were double homicides, with some of the deaths occurring along Anchorage's expansive Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.