DNA ties murders, rapes of homeless women to suspected serial killer | News
(WMC-TV) - A man charged last year with a downtown Memphis murder is now suspected of being a serial killer. Officials say least three victims have been connected to the same suspect, and that all three were homeless at the time of their deaths.
The priest and staff at St. Mary's Catholic Church remembered Gwendolyn Jackson fondly following her rape and murder near the church in June of last year. She was found with a Bible near her feet.
"She was finally getting out of this way of life," said father Eric Peterson.
Michael Mullins, 52, was charged with Jackson's murder following fingerprint analysis. A year later, he was charged in connection with the rapes and murders of two other homeless women.
One of murders dates back to 1999. DNA testing tied Mullins to the crimes.
In addition to the three Memphis killings, Mullins is reportedly a suspect in the murder of a homeless woman in Knoxville, Tennessee as well.
He is being held Friday without bond.
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