Police in Niagara Falls (N.Y) are trying to stem the flow of rumors surrounding the death of Loretta Gates as being the work of a possible serial killer.
Loretta went missing on the 25th August after leaving her home to go to a convenience store. Four days later her headless torso was pulled from the Niagara River close to the Rainbow Bridge.
When news of a similar murder in Canada reached Niagara Falls people became worried however police state that the woman murdered in Canada was killed by her estranged boyfriend who is in custody.
Former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark said “90 percent of the people who are victims of homicide are killed by people they know.”
Clark believes that the killer in Niagara Falls dismembered Gate’s body to hide or dispose if it rather than exact out rage or frustration on the corpse.
At present there is no suspect and police welcome any information which can lead to the arrest of the killer. An article posted by WIVB.com provides further information.