The FBI and US Police are investigating a series of murders of sex workers, which recently occurred in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, informs NBC News.
Shawn Dace, chief of the San Luis Metropolitan Police Department pointed to the presence of several pieces of evidence that indicated that the murders were committed by the same attacker or group of attackers.
Marney Haynes, 16, was found dead on September 13. The body of Pam Abercrombie, 49, was found three days later, while Casey Ross was identified as dead on September 19. “Sex workers have been attacked and shot by unknown suspects,” said city police. At the same time, it should be noted that Abercrombie’s cousin, Tillonni Hamilton, said that her relative was not a sex worker, but did odd jobs.
The local headquarters of the Sex Workers Outreach Project, an NGO that defends the rights of sex workers in the US, declared on September 22 on their Twitter account that they are “monitoring a growing pattern of robberies, assaults, shootings and murders against sex workers.”