A man who has strangled at least two women continues to haunt the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia. Police are waiting for DNA test results to see whether a third victim should be added to the list.
William Fleisher is the director of Keystone Intelligence Network, a private investigative/security consulting firm in Philadelphia. He said the Kensington criminal is getting thrills out of taunting the police,”I think he’s playing that ‘Catch Me If You Can, game,'” Fleisher said. “It’s like a moth to a flame with this guy, they have urges they can’t control. They get off on the power and the attack and literally smothering the life out of their victims.”Philadelphia police have stepped up presence in the Kensington area. A police spokesman said there are so many police in that neighborhood that marked police cruisers are pulling over unmarked police cars.
The Guardian Angels are also patrolling the area and offering to escort women home safely and trying to dig up information to help police catch the killer.
The group’s founder and president, Curtis Sliwa, said members are answering the community’s call for more protection.
“We said we would do whatever we could to try and provide more visual deterrrants in the streets, to provide escorts for the women – particularly at night – whether they were working swing shift and coming home off the Somerset Station of the SEPTA Market-Frankford line, or even if they were streetwalkers looking to score drugs – just to make sure they got safe from place to place,” said Sliwa.
Police are waiting for DNA test results to see if a third strangled woman is also connected to the same perpetrator.