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Posted: 10/4/2002 7:51:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2002 7:54:31 PM EDT by 9divdoc]
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/763310/posts[/url] Who ever killed five people with single shots in Montgomery County is probably a white man in his 20s or early 30s who lives nearby, two former FBI profilers said Thursday. The shooter and an accomplice likely dumped the white truck police were looking for Thursday night, the experts said. "That vehicle will be in a garage or a lake," said Clinton Van Zandt, a former FBI agent. Both Van Zandt and another former profiler, Robert K. Ressler, said it's unlikely that one person carried out the killings. They said one person was probably the shooter, while the other drove the truck. The two suspects are "giving themselves high-fives" as they shoot victims in a Columbine-like spree that Van Zandt said won't end until they're caught. "They're moving - they like it," he said. "This is emotional heroin for them." Ressler likened the spree to that of Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of fashion designer Gianni Versace and four other people. Cunanan died in an apparent suicide as police cornered him on a Florida houseboat in 1997. "You're dealing with not a serial killer, not a mass murderer, but a spree killer," Ressler said. Serial killers go though "emotional cooling-off periods" that could span days or even months. In this case, the killings were only hours apart. The pair could be fugitives in their mid-to-late 20s or early 30s, with nothing to lose, Van Zandt said. "One or both of these guys feel they've been ditched by the world," he said. "This is 'get-even,' this is 'level the playing field,' this is 'sharp stick in the eye."' He said the suspects are also probably from the Montgomery County area, either living there, working there or with family connections to the area. Both experts said crimes like this are generally solved by eyewitnesses or friends who notice that the suspects have disappeared. "There are people out there right now who have suspicions," Van Zandt said.
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