Monday, 7 July 2014

"The Woodsman" - Serial Killer

This is about a serial killer who targeted prostitutes in the Connecticut area in the early 2000`s but has not been apprehended.  A "person of interest" was convicted in April 2012 for the 1996 murder of Theresa Stone, and his connections to the area where the bodies were found, plus he was a known outdoors man, makes him a good suspect.  As of yet, there has been no proof linking him to the series of murders known as "The Woodsman Killings."  The first victim found was 29 year old Betzaida Montalvo, who vanished in April 2003, with her remains being discovered in a shallow grave on 24th September 2003, in Marlborough.  The next victim was found 5 days after Betzaida, on 29th September.  She was Carmen Ruby, 29, who had vanished virtually a year earlier.  She was found near to Betzaida`s grave.  The third known victim was Dinelia Torres, 33.  She had disappeared before any of the others had been found, in August 2003 but not found until march 2004.  All were prostitutes.

    There have been a couple of other murders attributed to this killer due to method, victimology and general locations, but this is only circumstantial.  One is Wendy Morello, 40, who was last seen on 9th September 2004 and her body discovered 8 days later.  Another is Lineida Olivera, 34, last seen in January 2007 but not discovered until 4th September 2007.  At least another two were attributed to the "Woodsman" but one seems to have been committed by a man arrested, whilst the other involved the "person of interest."  This was 42 year old Alex Scesny, who was convicted in 2012 of the 1996 rape and murder of 39 year old Theresa Stone, who was found on Kinsman Road, Fitchburg.  He had a previous conviction for violence against women when in 2007, after an incident at the Reservoir Motor Lodge, just off Route12, at West Boylston, on St Patrick`s Day.  He was charged with rape and attempted murder, but was acquitted of these charges.  He was, however, convicted of Assault & Battery, and received 18 months.  Is he the Woodsman?  At this moment in time, he is not.