Chinese ‘Jack the Ripper’ serial killer caught

An alleged serial killer, who is accused of raping and murdering 11 female victims in northern China over more than a decade, has been captured by police, say local reports.

Gao Chengyong, called China’s “Jack the Ripper”, was detained at a grocery store he runs with his wife.

He admitted to the killings, which took place between 1988 and 2002, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

The 52-year-old is a married father of two.

Police say Mr Gao targeted young women dressed in red and followed them home, where he would rape and kill them, often cutting their throat and mutilating their bodies.

His youngest alleged victim was eight years old.

In 2004, police had said the suspect they were looking for “has a sexual perversion and hates women”.

“He’s reclusive and unsociable, but patient.”

Police had then posted a reward of £22,900 ($30,000) for information leading to an arrest. It was the first time all the crimes had been linked.

However, no leads were found until China’s Criminal Investigation Bureau earlier this year re-launched an investigation into the case, using new technology to re-examine DNA.

Mr Gao was tracked down after his uncle was arrested for a minor crime, according to news outlet China Daily. He gave a DNA sample which police then linked to the crimes, determining they must have been committed by a relative.

Mr Gao’s first alleged killing took place in May 1988, the year his son was born.

The 23-year-old woman was found in the city of Baiyin with 26 stab wounds to her body.

Subsequent murders followed a similar pattern, with the killer often targeting young women who lived alone.

Mr Gao also cut off parts of his victim’s reproductive organs, according to the Beijing Youth Daily.

Women in Baiyin would not walk alone in the streets without being accompanied by male relatives or friends after the spate of attacks.

Mr Gao went on to work at a vocational school in Baiyin, and had two sons, both of whom attended university and found jobs.

There were no immediate explanations as to why the killings stopped in 2002.

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Daniel Rolling

In 1990, the college town of Gainesville in Florida was living in fear, after 5 students were murdered. All victims were stabbed to death, raped, mutilated and one even decapitated, and the bodies were left posed. All par one who was a man, but this was due to the fact he was staying in a girls dorm.

In late 1990, Daniel Rollings was arrested, but not for murder. After being caught on a burglary charge, authorities realised his weapons matched those of the murders.

In 1994, Daniel Rolling was sentenced to death by lethal injection, and on the 25th of October 2006 he was executed.

After the trial, Rollings was diagnosed with Antisocial Personality disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Paraphillia. Louisiana linked him to a murder of a family as he lived locally and it had similarities, but Rollings was never charged.

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Pictures released by the Norwegian Environment Agency on Sunday show 323 carcasses scattered across a small, isolated area in Hardangervidda National Park. The plateau-like park in south-central Norway is home to Europe’s largest herds of wild reindeer, according to its website.

One of the agency’s inspectors discovered the dead animals over the weekend after a storm passed through. Wild animals are occasionally struck by lightning, but the agency has never seen so many killed at once.

Deducing Street Gang Membership (U.S., Mexico, Central America, Canada)

Deducing gang membership may prove a useful ability for those in areas where street gangs are prevalent or those wanting to avoid approaching or messing with someone with ties to a gang.

While there are street gangs throughout the United States, the areas with the most street gang activity are large, urban cities such as NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The gangs I’ve listed also exist in Mexico, South America, and even Canada, although they were all founded in the United States.

Gang members can usually be identified by their clothing or tattoos. You would also be able to tell if a gang was active in a certain city/town by looking for their gang signs in graffiti.

However, beware how quick you are to deduce gang membership. Look for multiple signs, not just one. Loads of people wear blue, but does that mean they are part of the Crips? No, of course not. Several gangs also wear similar color schemes, so never make a deduction based solely on clothing/accessory color.

Wear blue - clothing, shoes/shoelaces, bandanas, hats.
Often wear British Knight (BK) shoes.
Will change the letter “B” to the letter “C.” So, “being” becomes “ceing.” (This is something to look for in graffiti).
Cluster of three dots. (Will be a tattoo or in graffiti).

Wear red.
Refer to each other as “Blood.” (Example: “Yo Blood.”)
Will change the letter “C” to the letter “B” or will cross out any “C"s.
Some have “MOB” (Members of Blood) as a tattoo.

Wear blue and white. Blue bandanas especially.
Wear sports jerseys with the numbers 23, 3, or 13.

Black and gold.
Five pointed crown or star.
“LK” as a tattoo.

Blue and black.
Will often wear sports apparel representing Chicago teams (where the gang was founded).
Six-pointed Star of David.

Blue and black.
May use symbols - XV3, Xviii, X8, 666, 99 and 3 dots.
The number 18.
Will often wear sports apparel representing Los Angeles teams.

Use symbols - devil’s horns or tail, six-pointed Star of David, upside down 5 or crown, and pitch forks.
Tilt clothing to the right - this includes hats, bandanas, or rolling up only the right sleeve of their shirt.

Symbols used include a five pointed star or crown and a die with the front side showing five dots.
Pitchforks pointed down (to disrespect the Folk Nation).
Tilt clothing to the left.

I hope this post was informative to you all! If you have any questions just shoot me a message. I’ll have another post soon about deducing gangs via gang signs, as I thought that deserved it’s own post.




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The Trap (2016)  

“For 11 years, the bestselling author Linda Conrads has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister–who she discovered in a pool of blood–and the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene, Linda’s hermit existence helps her cope with debilitating anxiety. But the sanctity of her oasis is shattered when she sees her sister’s murderer on television. 

Hobbled by years of isolation, Linda resolves to use the plot of her next novel to lay an irresistible trap for the man. As the plan is set in motion and the past comes rushing back, Linda’s memories–and her very sanity–are called into question. Is this man a heartless killer or merely a helpless victim?“

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Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 and grew up in a small village in former East Germany. After studying media and literature, she went on to become a magazine editor, freelance journalist, writer, and stage actor. While juggling several jobs by day, she wrote at night, crafting two plays and THE TRAP, which is her debut novel. Melanie Raabe currently lives in Cologne and loves the stage, traveling, cooking, bungee jumping, tattoos, indie rock, and cats.

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