The police have identified the remains of four more victims at a burial site linked with notorious Connecticut serial killer. The bodies were found by police dogs in a wooded area in Hartford, behind a strip mall. According to the latest findings, the total number of victims in this case could reach seven.
The remains of the first three victims in this case were found back in 2007 by a hunter. After significant tests were conducted, the remains were identified as belonging to Joyvaline Martinez, Diane Cusack, and Mary Jane Menard.
All three women were facing drug addiction and it became apparent that they were spending a lot of time in the same neighborhood in downtown New England at the same time. However, their lives were rather different.
Joyvaline Martinez was living with her mother and had been unemployed for quite some time. She was reported missing in October 2003 after she was not present for her mother’s birthday party.
Diane Cusack however was never reported missing, the police said. She had lost contact with her family years before. As for Mary Jane Menard, she was a counselor for people struggling with substance abuse and she was reported missing also October 2003.
Surprisingly, there was a fourth body found at the same dumping site in 1995, but it not believed to be linked to this case. Teenager Elizabeth Honsch was shot in the head and buried there. A week later, her mother’s body was found in western Massachusetts also close to a wooded area, also shot in the head.
Despite the fact that he has plead not guilty, it is Robert Honsch, Elizabeth’s father and Marcia Honsch’s husband, who is still being tried in this case. Since 1995, he has started a new family.
At the moment, the Connecticut Police Department are still working to identify all four victims. What is known for now is that the remains belong to four different women and that one of them is Melanie Ruth Camilini from Seymour.
Camilini had been seen last in 2003, exactly like the three other victims in this case. This resemblance in time frames is one of the main reasons why this victim has been linked to the Connecticut serial killer. The other newly found three victims are yet to be identified but the answers are hopefully going to be available soon.
Another crucial aspect is the fact that police have announced that the main suspect in this case is already in police custody, as he has already been charged in another case. Therefore, there is no cause for panic among Connecticut residents.
If the number of victims actually reaches seven, then this serial killer will become all too similar to Michael Ross, Connecticut’s most infamous serial killer, who murdered eight women back in the 1980s. He has been executed in 2005 in New England.
Learning that the case is becoming more and more extensive, Mary Jane Menard’s son said that he found it heartbreaking that other families are now going through what they have. He is still waiting for justice to be done in his mother’s case and can only see one positive aspect regarding the entire situation.
“It’s a relief to know that it’s not going to happen again”, he said, knowing that the main suspect is already in police custody.
It remains to be seen who the other three bodies belong to and whether or not they are connected to this case. If the victim count actually proves to reach seven in the case of the Connecticut serial killer, then he is going to become a terrifying name, like the infamous Michael Ross.
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