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Phoenix woman may be serial killer's victim

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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 11:37 am | Updated: 4:41 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A serial rapist-killer appears to have struck again in Phoenix. Police believe there are connections between four unsolved homicides and the discovery of a woman's body Thursday night in Phoenix.

"We're almost certain it's going to be the same guy," police spokesman detective Tony Morales said.

The woman, a 37-year-old Phoenix resident, was kidnapped while washing her car around 9 p.m. at 2924 E. Thomas Road. A surveillance videotape taken at the car wash shows she was approached by a man, then forced into her vehicle.

A family member, unable to contact the woman on her cell phone, went to the car wash and found an object on the ground that came from her car.

Police responding to the 911 call found the woman dead in her 1996 Ford Crown Victoria behind a nearby business. Police would not provide details on how she was killed.

From the surveillance tape, the suspect is described as a tall, thin man wearing a long-sleeved shirt, jeans and a beanie cap.

Police say the same man now may have been responsible for as many as five homicides, seven sexual assaults and several robberies since December.

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