Not only is there a Facebook page avenging the crimes of the Kensington Strangler, it’s got 6,600 fans.
“Catch the Kensington Strangler before he catches someone you love” has become a haven for Philadelphia residents to talk smack, organize vigils, remember victims and spread rumors about the alleged Kensington Strangler.
Most recently, the Philadelphia Police issued a warning to the page’s fans, after a photo of a purported “new suspect” found its way to the page:
“This message is an official message from the Philadelphia Police Department. The photograph of a male displayed on this Fan Page, Triz Jefferies which has been posted as a suspect wanted in the Kensington Strangler case IS NOT CORRECT. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, this male is NOT a suspect and is not wanted in reference to these crimes. To administrators of this site and users: please remove, and refrain from posting any photographs of individuals who are not officially identified as suspects by the Philadelphia Police Department. Failure to take appropriate actions may subject you to liability.”
Members of the page are calling for more action from police and politcians for the speedy arrest of a suspect. Police have confirmed the man in the department’s sketch has been identified by two surviving women, but has not been linked to the deaths of three strangled women in the area.