Police reportedly think the Craigslist Long Island serial killer, who has dumped at least eight bodies along a Long Island beach, may be associated with law enforcement because of the suspect’s apparent familiarity with techniques used in murder investigations.
Immediate comparisons have been made to the lead character in the Showtime series “Dexter,” who is a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami PD by day and a serial killer by night.
However, some do not agree with this comparison.
Criminal profiler Pat Brown told the ‘Today’ show that making that connection is a bit of a stretch.
"I have to say this I think they are really over blowing the connection to law enforcement,” she said.
“The reasons he probably made the phone calls from the crowded places was simply that he was there … I don’t think he is being that brilliant. I think he does pretty well hiding the bodies. I think he could be watching ‘Dexter’ or ‘CSI’ and getting his ideas from there. I don’t think he has to be from law enforcement, and I don’t think we should jump to that conclusion and throw out all the chips that have nothing to do with law enforcement."
The first four women, found in December, were all Craigslist escorts in their 20s. Police in Nassau County believe the 'Craigslist Killer's' killing spree could have been spread over four years.