Accused Kansas City killer who targeted trail walkers now charged in six murders - Washington Post

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For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Mo., were plagued with bloodshed.

Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog-walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. . . .

The killing stopped following the August arrest of Fredrick Demond Scott, a 22-year-old Burger King employee. . . .

Last fall, Scott pleaded not guilty to three murders — the deaths of Karen Harmeyer, 64; John Palmer, 54; and Steven Gibbons, 57.

He was the suspect in three additional deaths and on Friday a grand jury in Jackson County indicted Scott in connection with them. The victims, according to the Associated Press, were Michael Darby, 61; Timothy Rice, 57; and David Lenox, 67.

All combined, Scott now faces a total six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of armed criminal action.

MoBikeFed comment: Once again our thanks goes to law enforcement who took the time and resources needed to investigate these crimes and apprehend the killer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

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