Does Stockton serial killer have a military background? Internet sleuths chime in on motive
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA: A Stockton serial killer has riled up the streets and the police are working hard to find the suspect. Until that happens, the online sleuths have taken it upon themselves to develop all sorts of theories for the killer. The suspect is responsible for killing five people with the same modus operandi - attacking lonely people when it's dark. Some sleuths believe that the suspect was in the military, and some are digging into the killer's motive.
One such theory pertaining to the suspected serial killer talks about their background. The sleuth believes, "I think he was in the military he got a dishonorable discharge and came back."
As the majority of his victims are homeless, the online investigator believes, "[He] thought well I’m going to be a hero and get rid of the homeless and the poor." The members of 'Stockton Serial Killer Community News and Information' on Facebook come together to formulate theories when there's no clarification provided by the police. The officials previously reported that Stockton has already witnessed five killings that took place on July 8, August 11, August 30, September 21, and September 27, and then added the murder of a man, 40, and attempted murder of a woman, 46, to the same list.
Renee Myers, the creator of the Facebook page, told The San Francisco Chronicle, "I really felt like there was a need for the community to have a platform to speak. I have to say, I was very surprised at how many people wanted to be active participants. We’re completely committed to ensuring and promoting community safety, and working collaboratively with investigators to further their efforts." The citizens are the ears of the streets and reflecting on the same, Stockton police spokesperson Officer Joe Silva quipped, "Any social media site that can provide tips to us is very important because it could bring the one tip that breaks the case wide open." The killer has also been compared to the infamous 'The Mad Butcher' who terrorized Cleaveland by killing homeless people as well during the Great Depression.
Previously, criminal profiler Jason Jensen told The US Sun about his possible motives and his MO. Jensen said, "The victims wouldn’t have been able to see anything when they were ambushed. The shooter is wearing all black because they’re trying to hide in the dark. They might think that they don’t have a purpose in life. They don't think they'll be famous so they'll become infamous. They have no moral compass. The attacker isn't motivated by rage and they're shooting whomever they encounter - it's a crime of opportunity."
The police have confirmed that these indicate a pattern of serial killings, ruled out robbery as nothing was stolen, and struck out gang violence as well. A $125,000 cash reward has been offered to anyone who can bring information that leads to an arrest in any of the investigations.