Friday, November 14, 2008

ARTICLE #139) Is A Serial Killer Murdering Las Vegas Prostitutes?

1) Lindsay

2) Misty

3) Jessie

4) Jodi

Copy and paste this direct link to the AMW site: http://www.amw.com/features/feature_story_detail.cfm?id=3049

Three of the women were dismembered and their remains had been dumped just off of remote stretches of highway. Two of them were found near industrial areas, and the body of the fourth woman, Jessie Foster, has never even been found.
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Since 2005, AMW has been following the story of Lindsay Marie Harris, a small-town girl with big dreams who disappeared after moving to Las Vegas. Three years later, her remains were identified near an Illinois highway.

Between March 2003 and April 2006, four known Vegas prostitutes -- Lindsay, Misty Marie Saens, Jodi Marie Brewer and Jessica Edith Louise Foster -- disappeared under similarly suspicious circumstances.

Three of the women were dismembered and their remains had been dumped just off of remote stretches of highway. Two of them were found near industrial areas, and the body of the fourth woman, Jessie Foster, has never even been found.

Now, cops need your help to determine if the crimes are linked to a vicious serial killer.

If you know anything about these cases, call our hotline at 1-800-CRIME-TV.
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1) LINDSAY MARIE HARRIS: On May 23, 2005, police outside of Springfield, Ill., made a shocking discovery when they arrived at a crime scene and found a pair of severed legs (see below - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=45603). For three years, the Illinois State Police diligently worked the Jane Doe case, and their hard work paid off in May 2008 when an FBI report and a DNA comparison helped to identify the victim as missing person Lindsay Harris (see below - http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=31826).
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2) MISTY MARIE SAENS: In 2003, human remains found near a deserted stretch of Las Vegas highway left investigators scratching their heads. But two years later, they were able to put a name to the victim, Misty Saens (see below - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=60901). Now, they need your help to find her cold-blooded killer.
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3) JESSICA EDITH LOUISE FOSTER: Jessie Foster (see below - http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=60803) had it all. The Canadian-born beauty had plenty of friends and a close-knit family, but in the spring of 2006, she vanished without a trace. Now, cops in Las Vegas need your help ============================================
4) JODI MARIE BREWER: The last time anyone ever saw 19-year-old Jodi Brewer (see below - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=60899) alive was in mid-August 2003. For just over two weeks, her friends and family waited on baited breath, hoping for her safe return. But on August 29, cops in northern California made a grisly discovery that's left all those who knew Jodi completely and utterly devastated.
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LINDSAY: (from above) - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=45603
Jane Doe Body Discovered
Since May 23, 2005, Illinois State Police have worked to solve a baffling murder mystery: police were called to the shoulder of an exit ramp off Interstate 55, in Divernon, Ill., where they were faced with a shocking crime scene.

About 120 yards southeast of the Exit 80 overpass of Interstate 55, detectives found two severed human legs in a marsh along side the road.

On the upper right thigh, near the hip, was a partial tattoo, which investigators believed was their best chance to identify the victim.

The subsequent investigation of the legs and the surrounding area led the team's forensic anthropologist to believe that the death and dismemberment of the victim had happened one to three months before the remains were discovered.
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(from above) - http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=31826
An All-American Girl With A Plan
Lindsay Harris left her small hometown of Skaneateles, N.Y. in January 2003 with a plan in mind. She left on a cross-country drive to the west coast, eager to start a new and adventurous chapter of her life.

The shy, funny 19-year-old had a new boyfriend, then 26-year-old Solomon Barron, who she had met at a jazz festival in Syracuse, N.Y. Barron was a hip-hop promoter with businesses in Syracuse and Las Vegas, and it was in Sin City that Lindsay planned to start her life anew.

Initially, Lindsay lived with her aunt in San Diego, but two months later, relocated to Las Vegas and secretly moved in with Solomon. Martha and Robert Harris, Lindsay's parents, knew nothing of Solomon Barron until she brought him home for Christmas 2004. On May 5, 2005 -- just five months after their visit -- Solomon was calling the Harris family with bad news: Lindsay was missing.

Lindsay's disappearance quickly exposed her double life: she had been working as an escort in Las Vegas.
A Tale of Two Lindsays
Shortly after she moved in with Solomon, Lindsay told her family she was dancing in a nightclub, but they didn't know about the double life she was really leading.

Her disappearance quickly exposed the truth: she had been working as an escort in Las Vegas, and was even arrested for solicitation. Yet despite the sting of this reality, Lindsay's parents were only concerned with locating their daughter.

Police say Lindsay made a bank deposit near her home in Henderson, Nev. at 3:36 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in the last independent confirmed sighting of the young woman.

Lindsay's boyfriend, Solomon, was in Syracuse, N.Y. at the time of her disappearance. Solomon says he received a voicemail message from Lindsay nearly 12 hours after her trip to the bank, on the morning of Thursday, May 5, 2005.

Solomon says Lindsay said she was leaving the Monte Carlo Casino and heading to the Luxor Casino, where her Mercedes was parked. After repeatedly calling Lindsay's cell phone with no success, a concerned Solomon flew back to Las Vegas. He later phoned the Harris family to find out if they had heard from their daughter, but they hadn't.

As for Lindsay, authorities say she never made it to her car. Las Vegas Metro Police found Lindsay's Mercedes on May 9 in a parking lot between the Excalibur and Luxor casinos.
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MISTY: (from above) - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=60901
Missing Woman's Remains Discovered In Vegas Valley
In early March 2003, a pair of bikers made a gruesome discovery in a deserted area of the Las Vegas Valley: the dismembered body of an unidentified woman, wrapped in black plastic bags and bed sheets.

For nearly two years, investigators were perplexed on two fronts -- they had no idea who the victim was, nor could they fathom how someone could commit such a monstrous act against another.

But in 2005, detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department finally caught a break, when they positively ID'd the victim as Misty Saens.

Misty's body was discovered just three weeks shy of her 26th birthday, and the last information known about her is that she was working as a prostitute in Las Vegas.

And that key piece of information has investigators intrigued.
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JESSIE: (from above) - http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=60803
Free-Spirited Young Woman Disappears From Vegas Home

Canadian-born Jessie Foster was a beautiful, free-spirited young woman, who cops say got mixed up with the wrong crowd.

After visiting the United States in 2005, she eventually moved in with a man almost twice her age on the outskirts of Sin City.

The man lived in the swanky suburb of North Las Vegas and, according to reports, he drove a number of expensive cars.

Jessie told her family that he was independently wealthy, but cops believe he was a pimp -- and Jessie may have become one of his prostitutes.

The petite blonde last called her mother on March 24, 2006, planning to come visit her at home in Canada a few days later.

But that trip never took place, and cops believe Jessie disappeared for good between March 28 and April 3, 2006.

Jessie Foster was last known to be at the home she shared with her boyfriend/pimp, and she has not been seen or heard from ever since.

Now, cops need your help to piece together the mystery surrounding her bizarre disappearance.
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Cops Try To Determine Link Between Missing And Murdered Prostitutes
Due to the demographic that Jessie fits in, cops feel that there are numerous similarities between her and three other Vegas prostitutes who were discovered dead and dismembered since 2003.

Between March 2003 and April 2006, Misty Marie Saens, Jodi Marie Brewer, Lindsay Marie Harris and Jessica Edith Louise Foster all disappeared under similarly suspicious circumstances.

All were white, skinny and pretty, with strawberry blonde hair and ranging in age from 19 to 26. Each girl ranged in height between 5'4" and 5'6", and all of their boyfriends or pimps were black males. Three of the girls' middle names were "Marie."

Three of the women were dismembered, and their remains had been dumped just off of remote stretches of highway. Two of them were found near industrial areas, and the body of the fourth woman, Jessie Foster, has never even been found.

Are all of their similarities mere coincidence, or is there someone out there abducting and viciously taking the lives of Las Vegas-area prostitutes?

Cops are actively pouring over all of the evidence and are hellbent on finding the culprit or culprits, though leads are few and far between.

If you know anything about the brutal, cold-blooded murders of Misty Saens, Jodi Brewer or Lindsay Harris, as well as the disappearance of Jessie Foster, you've got to call our hotline right away at 1-800-CRIME-TV.
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JODI: (from above) - http://www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=60899
Remains Of Missing Vegas Prostitute Found In Calif. Desert
Jodi Brewer grew up in a loving home, but as time went on and she became her own person, Jodi did what she felt was right for herself, whether or not her family consented with her decision.

According to reports, by the time Jodi was 17, she became caught up in the world of prostitution, where money came fast and easy.

But her quick financial gains did not come without one horrific consequence.

Jodi's mother reported her missing on August 14, 2003, after Jodi failed to return home one evening. She was just 19 years old and still had purple braces on her teeth.

Less than three weeks later, cops found a dismembered female body off a deserted stretch of road in San Bernardino, Calif.

While the family held their collective breath, hoping and praying it wasn't their beloved Jodi's, investigators ultimately proved their greatest fears to be true.

What was left of Jodi's body provided enough clues for her family to identify the remains -- she had a hummingbird tattoo above her left breast, and a distinct letter 'M' tattooed on her lower back.

But the piece of information that intrigued cops the most about Jodi was the fact that she had been working as a prostitute on the Las Vegas Strip.
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2 comments:

Jessie'sMomGlendene said...

NOTE FROM JESSIE'S MOM: as we all know, all of Jessie's belongings disappeared with Jessie which makes it pretty much impossible for a serial killer to be involved.

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