Look Out Md Residents....

Didn't they ever think, that maybe if it is a serial killer, maybe they're changing their MO a little?? I mean, if I was gonna go on a killing spree, I would definitely wana be creative and change things up a bit..you know, to avoid boredom...and detection! lol!

 

LARGO, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County police stepped back from earlier statements that a "serial killer" may be to blame for a pair of mother-daughter double murders in Largo.

"It doesn't appear to be a serial killer," said police spokesman Maj. Andrew Ellis on March 19. "The manner of deaths of both of these homicides is different. It's not indicative of a serial killer."

Ellis said victims Karen and Karissa Lofton were shot to death in their Largo home January, 26. Victims Dolores and Ebony DeWitt, who were found dead in a burning car Monday March 16th were not the victims of gunfire, although the exact cause of death has still not been determined by Maryland's Medical Examiner.

The burning car with the DeWitts' bodies inside, one in the back seat and one in the trunk, was left in front of an abandoned house near the victims' home in Largo early Monday morning.

However, the coincidences between these cases are "uncanny" Ellis added. Those coincidences: both mothers were nurses, both daughters were teens, the victims lived in the same neighborhood, all victims were killed in the early hours of a Monday, burglary appears to be a theme that may be involved in both double murders.

His comments came after a community meeting Monday night where citizens said they were anxious and afraid.

Police do continue to work on clues about the timeline leading up to the double murders Delores and Ebony Dewitt.

A witness saw one of the DeWitt victims entering her home on Cedarhollow Lane. in the early hours of Sunday morning, more than 24 hours before the women were found dead in a burning stolen Nissan parked in front of an abandoned home on nearby Webbwood Ct. before dawn Monday.

Later in the day Sunday, a family member reported she had been in the house but couldn't find anyone home, which was unusual. The family reported Dolores and Ebony missing Monday morning, hours after the burned bodies were found.

Meanwhile, investigators say the victim of the auto theft linked to the case also lives in the area. The victim was on the phone with a 911 operator when she reported seeing her car being driven past her residence. The sighting of the car came just nine mintues before another 911 call alerted police that the vehicle was on fire at another address.

The bodies of 42-year-old Delores Renee Dewitt and her 19-year-old daughter Ebony Dewitt were discovered in the burned out stolen Nissan Maxima at approximately 3:48 a.m. when officers were called to the 11110 block of Webbwood Court for a vehicle fire.

One victim was in the back seat, the other in the trunk. The car had been stolen from a nearby Largo home.

Meanwhile, In the early morning hours of January 26th, another mother and daughter were found murdered in their home. Those victims were identified as 46-year-old Karen Lofton and her 16-year-old daughter Karissa Lofton. The teenager had called police to say they had been shot. By the time officers arrived, both women had died.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. A total of $50,000 dollars reward is being offered.

freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy
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2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

I'd want to have at least a similar way of killing each time. I mean, yeah, I'd like them all to be different, but you have to have a mark. You have to have something that is the same each time so they'd know it was you. Because I don't want someone else getting credit for what I've done. That isn't fair. The other guy sits on his fat lazy bum and gets credit for my hard work? Uh-uh! I suppose my way of letting them know it was me though, would be to gouge out their eyes. I have a bit of an obsession with eyes. ^-^

Really? They're not THAT bad here in TN! lmao! Well, I can't say that..my neice lives in the projects and let her child leave the apartment at 3 am to go to her nana's house...That's pretty bad..Wish you luck with the moving thing!