Claim: Several homicides in the Florida/Georgia area are all the work of a single serial killer who dismembers his victims.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2007]
Hey I just wanted to let you know that YALL NEED TO BE CAREFUL!!!! The police are not releasing information about this to ensure their chances of catching the killer but there has been a body found on the Fl/Ga line, plus that lady from Crawfordville, plus a
All girls need to be VERY AWARE!!!! I know you have all probably heard about the body of the Crawfordville woman being found with out a head, arms or legs but what you may NOT have heard of is the body of a
Origins: On 1 December 2007, 46-year-old Cheryl Hodges Dunlap, a Florida State University nurse and Sunday school teacher, went missing near Tallahassee, Florida. Two days later her car was found abandoned by the side of a highway with a flat tire. Over the subsequent weeks, her ATM card was used three times by someone who obscured his identity with a mask. Everyone's
worst fears were confirmed on
The e-mail quoted above began landing in the snopes.com inbox in mid-December 2007. It attempts to link the Dunlap murder ("that lady from Crawfordville") with two other killings, asserting that all three victims' bodies were found missing their heads, arms, and legs. While the police are playing their cards close to their vest in the Dunlap murder regarding the condition of the corpse (admitting only that "there's evidence to indicate that this perpetrator made efforts to delay our ability to identity
Dismembered bodies have also been found along a rural road near LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia, and in Ormond Beach, Florida (near Daytona); however, no evidence links those homicides with the Dunlap murder.
Said Maj. Mike Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office: "As it relates to this case there's been a multitude of
However, while the Leon County Sheriff's Office (Florida) doesn't perceive a connection between the three homicides described in the
|Deceased woman identified as Cheryl Dunlap (Leon County Sheriff's Office)|
Last updated: 28 July 2011
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