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Police Release Profile of Louisiana Serial Killer

Aired September 3, 2002 - 15:01   ET


KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: We're actually going to take you live to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You may remember this story -- we have been following it -- about a serial killer on the loose in that area, a man connected to three murders so far, police now saying they are going to release a profile.
Let's listen in.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... who is going to read the profile.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, or the FBI profiler unit, has provided us with a partial profile of the person believed to be responsible for the deaths of Gina Green, Murray Pace, and Pam Kinamore.

Before read this profile, I want to stress the importance to the media, as well to everyone listening today, that this profile must be looked at in its entirety and should not be taken apart. It is our hope that it will provide the public with a description of this person's behavioral and personality traits that would be recognizable to someone who knows him.

Any of these traits or several can be seen in people who have never committed a crime. Instead, these behavioral traits and characteristics should be considered in their totality.

Based on the age range of the victims and their physical appearances, the age of this male offender is estimated to be between 25 and 35 years of age. However, no suspect should be eliminated on the basis of this chronological age. This offender is physically strong and capable of lifting weight of at least 155 to 175 pounds. Crime scene information indicates a shoe size of approximately size 10 to 11.

This offender appears to have developed a limited information about the three victims before the homicides. Because he put himself in a position to see them, observe them, or even casually run into them prior to the assaults, he would have obtained information about where they lived and something about their patterns of behavior.

However, it is important to point out that his following these women could have involved merely spot checks, which would not have raised the women's level of suspicion or awareness. This offender may also have perceived more of a relationship with these women than what there was.

Women who have been or will be questioned by investigators may not even think to mention this individual because he seems so harmless. The women he follows, watches or interacts with may not even be aware of him because he blends in with the community and his physical appearance is normal. He may come across to some women as a nice guy who may have tried to get a little too close to them too soon, but otherwise is a nonthreatening person.

He may go out of his way to be helpful to women in his effort to get closer to them. This veneer of harmlessness is his shield of protection from suspicion. This is a determined individual who likely became upset at certain times in the last 12 months, since the death of Gina Green on Sunday, September 23, 2001. People who know him or were around him specifically during these critical times will be aware this anger and would have seen his agitation. People should pay particular note of these times, which are outlined below.

Following the death of Charlotte Murray Pace on Friday, May 31, 2002, this offender would have likely behaved in a very angry and agitated manner for a period of time. News reports and other mention of Ms. Pace and what happened to her would have precipitated his making particularly disparaging remarks about her.

On July 10, when it was made public that the Green and Pace homicides were connected through DNA, this offender would have again acted agitated and seemed preoccupied. To those he knew, he might have asked seemingly casual questions about the reliability of DNA analysis and how DNA is obtained. He would also make disparaging comments about law enforcement, for example: "They are unable to solve these murders because whoever is responsible is too smart to get caught."

This offender did not want, nor did he expect for Pam Kinamore's body to be found. On Tuesday, July 16, 2002, when it was announced that her body was found near Whiskey Bay exit off Interstate 10, he would have been noticeably upset, agitated, angry, and preoccupied. Those around him may recall his having made comments that there was no way the Kinamore murder was connected to the other two.

This offender has followed this investigation in the media. His attention to the media reports would be inconsistent with his prior behavior about current events in Baton Rouge, in which he displayed little interest. This is an impulsive individual. When determined to do something, he disregards the consequences of his acts. However, his impulsivity should not be confused with lack of planning. This impulsivity has likely brought him to the attention of law enforcement in the past, even if for seemingly minor offenses.

This offender will be very interested in the release of the profile information today. While on the outside, he may try to appear very disinterested, he will in fact feel very anxious that some of his own traits as identified by the FBI make him noticeable to others.

We feel, as we have said in the past, that there is someone listening to this briefing today who has information or who knows this offender, but has not come forward yet because it is so hard to believe that it could be a loved one, such as a son, a brother, a husband or even a boyfriend.

If a caller wishes to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 344-7867, or we just set up a -- last week, we set up a P.O. Box. That P.O. Box number is 3652 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70821. The tip line is 389-3310, or, toll-free, 1-866-389-3310. If anyone has any information, we urge them to contact us through those avenues.

PHILLIPS: Live from Baton Rouge Louisiana, you have been hearing from authorities. They have released a semi-profile of the serial killer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, responsible for the deaths of Pam Kinamore, Charlotte Murray Pace, and Gina Wilson Green. It's a story we've been covering for several months now. And, finally, officials are coming out and releasing part of a profile of this Baton Rouge serial killer.

We can tell you this so far. They believe that he is 25 to 35 years old, wears a shoe size of a 10 or 11. He's physically strong. He probably did not know these victims very well. He blends in very well with the community. His physical appearance will appear normal. He's a nice guy. He will probably act like a nice guy when he meets you. He may become too close too soon. He appears harmless, but this is all a part of his ploy.

He will go out of his way to help you. He is a very impulsive individual, according to authorities here, and probably gets very angry at the time of the killings -- once again, authorities releasing somewhat of a profile of that Baton Rouge serial killer that we have been tracking for a number of months here on CNN. Police say that the murders have been linked by DNA. They won't give any details, though, on the type of DNA.

Once again, we can tell you that much about the profile. And if indeed you think you may know who this individual is or his whereabouts, you are asked to call the Baton Rouge Police Department.




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