David John Gorton

On Sept. 19, 1997: David John Gorton believing that his fiance Heidi Challand (28) was cheating on him “snapped”. Heidi and her four young children (Robert, 12, David, 9, Calvin, 6 and Jewel, 2) were bludgeoned to death with an axe in their Black Creek home on Vancouver Island. The murdered children were not Gorton’s, but he did have two young children living in Victoria. The bodies were also discovered by Gorton’s parents who were in from Nanaimo to visit.

This was not Gorton’s first violent outburst either. In 1977 he lured his 16 year old girlfriend to a out of the way spot and stabbed her 19 times. She was in the hospital for a month. Then in 1983 he attacked his then wife with a knife and served 2 years in prison for aggravated assault.

Gorton was on the run for a few days until the police found him very close to home in a motel room in Courtenay, BC.

He was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for at least 25 years.

Links

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gorton-david-john.htm

https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/1997/09-22/0009_vancouver_island__man_charged_in_.html

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/sep/20/mother-four-kids-found-murdered-on-vancouver/

Thomas Dillon

Thomas Lee Dillon (July 9, 1950 – October 21, 2011) was an unhappily married father of one and a draftsman for a municipal water department known as a loner. He and his family lived a quiet life in a middle-class ranch house in southern Stark County’s Pike Township. He was also an American serial killer who shot and killed five men in southeastern Ohio like he was hunting, beginning April 1, 1989 and continuing until April 1992. One of the men he shot and killed was on federal property. He literally drove around country back roads shooting random people minding their own business for no apparent reason. Dillon was also known to have a temper and a neighbor even accused him of killing their dog.

Dillon only had 2 previous encounters with the law. in 1969 he was investigated for owning a military weapon. Then in 1991 he was fined $200 for illegal target practice. Dillion also bought numerous weapons from a co worker who had a federal firearms license.

In 1992 an old friend who met up with Dillon figured he might be the one committing all the murders and reported him to police. Thomas Dillon was arrested on a weapons charge on November 27, 1992, and he was placed under probation. They tracked where he was going even going as far as having air surveillance on him at times. One officer trailing him witnessed him shoot signs, shoot and kill cows, and even seen him stop pick up a large rock and throw it through the windshield of a car on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it. Officials believe Dillon killed numerous cattle in east-central Ohio

Victims.

They arrested him leaving a convenience store. They were not sure if they had enough to make a conviction stick. But after searching his residents ballistic tests matched bullets to guns that he owned.

After the death penalty was removed as an option for punishment, Dillon admitted to the killings. Dillon pleaded guilty to the five murders. Dillon was incarcerated at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility for five consecutive sentences of thirty years until he died of cancer.

In July 1993, Dillon admitted to setting 160 fires and committing other acts of vandalism in Eastern Ohio during the preceding five years.  Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith estimated that Dillon’s fires caused more than $2 million in damages.

A Letter apparently wrote to the paper by Dillon after a victims mother wrote a letter to the paper missing her son.

“I am the murderer of Jamie Paxton.  Jamie Paxton was a complete stranger to me.  I never saw him before in my life, and he never said a word to me that Saturday. 

“Paxton was killed because of an irresistible compulsion that has taken over my life.  I knew when I left my house that day that someone would die by my hand.  I just didn’t know who or where.  Technically I meet the definition of a serial killer, but I’m an average-looking person with a family, job and home just like yourself.

“Something in my head causes me to turn into a merciless killer with no conscience.  To the Paxtons, you deserve to know the details.

“I was very drunk and a voice inside my head said, ‘do it.’  I stopped my car behind Jamie’s and got out.  Jamie started walking very slowly down the hill toward the road.  He appeared to be looking past me at something in the distance.

“I raised my rifle to my shoulder and lined him up in the sights.  It took at least five seconds to take careful aim.  My first shot was off a little bit and hit him in the right chest.   He groaned and went down.  I wanted to make sure he was finished so I fired a second shot aimed half way between his hip and shoulder.  He was crawling around on the ground.  I jerked the shot, and hit him in the knee.  He raised his head and groaned again.  My third shot also missed and hit him in the butt.  He never moved again.

“Five minutes after I shot Paxton, I was drinking a beer and had blocked out all thoughts of what I had just done out of my mind.  I thought no more of shooting Paxton than shooting a bottle at the dump.

“I know you hate my guts, and rightfully so.  I think about Jamie every hour of the day, as I am sure you do.

“Don’t feel bad about not solving this case.  You could interview till doomsday everyone that Jamie Paxton ever met in his life and you wouldn’t have a clue to my identity.  With no motive, no weapon, and no witnesses you could not possibly solve this crime.”

The letter was signed, “The murderer of Jamie Paxton.”

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Dillon

https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dillonthomas.htm

https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Thomas_Dillon

https://crime-and-corruption.fandom.com/wiki/Thomas_Dillon

https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/ohio-outdoorsmen-killer

https://peoplepill.com/people/thomas-dillon

Richard Rogers

Back in 1992 a city worker found body parts in a bag in South Jersey. First a bag containing a human head was found. After further investigation a bag containing arms and torso. Then a third bag containing legs was discovered. Then 10 months later more bags were discovered almost 60km away containing another body. The 2 victims inside the bags both had 1 thing in common. They were both homosexuals.
  By the end of 1993 2 more bags containing gay men were also discovered at this time police knew they had the work of a serial killer. Although at this time they had little clues as to who the culprit was. They suspected he was a white male age 25-45 and possibly had training in the medical field as the bodies were dismembered by someone who had knowledge in that field. All they had were faint fingerprints on some of the bags which were hard to identify. Until 1999 when police in New Jersey got a call from one of the victims wives. This made police decide to reopen up the case and send the bags with prints to Toronto. There they had a new technique to better identify fingerprints.
  They sent the prints out to other authorities across the country and got a hit from Maine. The prints belonged to a Richard Rogers.

Richard Rogers: Rogers was dubbed “The last call killer”. Rogers was the oldest of 5 children and raised in Massachusetts and Florida. He was a graduate from the University of Maine. Back in 1973 he killed his roommate Fredrik Spencer with a hammer. He claimed self defence and was aquitted of the charges.
  At the time of Rogers arrest he was employed as a nurse at Mount Sanai Medical Center and had been living in Staten Island.

Victims
Thomas Muchaly: 57 his dismembered body was found July 10th, 1992 in a rest area in New Jersey. He was a married computer salesman and a father of 4. He died from 3 stab wounds to the back. Mulchaly was a bisexual man from Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Anthony E Marrero: 44 Worked at a bus terminal and was a known male prostitute. His dismembered body was found along a dirt road. He died from 6 stab wounds to the back.
Peter S Anderson: 54 an investment banker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rogers was not charged with this murder
Michael Sakara: 55 was a law journal typesetter from New York City. His dismembered remains were discovered in Haverstraw, New York on July 31st, 1993. Rogers was spotted with Sakara on the night of June 30th, 1993 in a gay piano bar in New York City. Rogers was a suspect in this murder but never charged.

Matthew Jon Pierro: 21 Pierro’s body was found in Florida in 1982. Rogers is a suspect in his murder as a bite mark found on his neck matches the teeth imprints of Rogers. He was strangled and stabbed.

Sentencing: Richard Rogers was found guilty in the murders of Muchaly and Marrero. On January 27th, 2006 Rogers (55) was sentenced to 2 30 years to life. The maximum in the state of New Jersey. He was charged in New Jersey as the bodies were found there. He will have to serve a maximum of 65 years before he is eligible for parole.

William Bradford Bishop

In Bethesda, Maryland on March 10th, 1976 a neighbours of the Bishops notified police that they haven’t heard or seen the Bishop family in about 3 weeks. The neighbour who had a key to their home met with the officer. The officer went to enter the home and noticed blood drops on the front door. When the officer entered the home he seen blood all over the floor and walls of the home. The children’s rooms were covered with blood from ceiling to floor. It didn’t take police too long to figure out where the Bishop family was.

On March 2nd, 1976 a Forrest ranger just south of Columbia, North Carolina spotted a fire. After the fire was put out he found 5 bodies in there. Later they were determined to be the Bishops. Bishops wife Annette 37, his sons William Jr 14, Brenton 10, Geoffrey 5, and his mother Lobelia 68. Along with the bodies the ranger found a gas can, pitchfork, and a shovel. The shovel was later proven to be purchased by Bishop at a hardware store called Poch’s where he also purchased the pitchfork.

Police believe that the fact that Bishop didn’t get a promotion at work was a major factor into the murders. Also some people have said that he felt tied down with family life and wanted to life free many also said he preferred solitude.. Police believe he fled with the family dog after ditching the station wagon.

  On April 10th, 2014 Bishop became the 502nd fugitive to be placed on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list which is a little surprising it took that long as William Fisher was on there before him.

About William Bradford Bishop: Bishop was born August 1st, 1936 in Pasadena, California. He had a BS in history and American studies from Yale and a MA in International studies and Italian from Middlebury College. He also studied African Studies at UCLA. He spent four years in the army and is fluent in 5 languages English, French, Italian, Serbo-Croat, and Spanish.

  He then worked for the US State department and worked for the US foreign service department spending alot of time overseas.

  Bishop also suffered from depression and insomnia and took the drug Serax.

Lobelia Bishop

The Murders: Bishop told a secretary at work that he wasn’t feeling well and left work early. It is then believed that he drove to the bank and withdrew several hundred dollars. He then went to a Sears and bought a hammer and a gas can. He then went to a hardware store and bought a shovel and a pitchfork before returning home at about 7;30 pm.

  Police believe he killed his wife first and then his mother.He then went and killed his sons while they were asleep. Everyone was believed to have been killed with a blunt instrument probably the hammer. 

  Bishop then loaded the bodies into the family station wagon and drove 6 hours away near Columbia, North Carolina. When there he dug a shallow hole threw the bodies in there poured gasoline on them and then set them on fire.

  On March 18th the station wagon was found abandoned in Elkmont, Tennessee. Inside the car was dog biscuits, a bloody blanket, a shotgun, an axe, and a spare tire well in the trunk full of blood. A witness said the vehicle had been there since at least March 7th.

Whereabouts: If Bishop is even still alive he is almost certainly in Europe. Authorities strongly believe that he could be in Italy. He would be 77 years old today.

Sightings:

  • In 1979 an old co worker of Bishop’s claimed he spotted Bishop in a bathroom in Sorento, Italy
  • In 1978 a Swedish woman who knew Bishop from working with him in Ethiopia claimed that she spotted him twice in Stockholm.
  • In 1994 neighbours of Bishops claimed that they spotted him on a train platform in Basel, Switzerland.

Other Notables:

  • On the day of the murders Bishop was spotted buying tennis shoes at a store in Jacksonville, North Carolina with his dog and a dark skin woman. But there is no solid proof of this.
  • In 2011, WUSA aired a story there were reports he died in Hong Kong and then in France, but police used fingerprints to confirm those reports were false.
  • On October 9, 2014, the body of an unidentified man who resembled Bishop and was killed in a hit-and-run walking along an Alabama highway in 1981 was exhumed by the FBI in Scotsboro to have its DNA, teeth and fingerprints compared to Bishop’s. The DNA test indicated it was not Bishop’s body
  • Investigators discovered Bishops diary where he wrote about wanting to become free and self-sufficient.

Flint Serial Slasher

Crime: In the spring and summer of 2010 a mad man went on a stabbing spree of random victims mainly in the city of Flint. He tended to attack at night and the men were mainly smaller framed non muscular men. At one point some said that the attacks were racially motivated but if you know the demographics of Flint the city is mainly black. Also not that safe of a city for a white man to be walking alone late at night there.

  18 stabbings total occurred which resulted in 5 deaths. The culprit would drive around late at night in his Chevy Trailblazer and approach men walking alone and ask them for directions or help fixing his vehicle. Then he would stab them in the chest or stomach. Police later on also connected crimes in Leesburg, Virginia and Toledo, Ohio to the same ones happening in Flint. Along with the crimes committed in the US the culprit is also suspected of stabbing a man in the face with a screwdriver in his home town of Ramala in Israel.

Culprit Elias Abuelazam (Born August 28th, 1976) is an Arab-Israeli born Christian. He was a large man standing 6’5 and weighing 280 lbs. He later moved to the United States where he aquired a green card but was never an American citizen. He use to work at as a mental health technician in a psychiatric facility in Leesburg, Virginia.

  Abuelazam was married for a brief period in 2004-2007 to Jessica Hirth whos family was shocked that he committed the crimes.

Capture: While living in Flint Abuelazam worked at a place called The Kingwater Market. His blazer was caught on video in an attack he committed in Virginia. Once the image of his vehicle was released to the public another employee notified police. She said that a man that worked there drove the same vehicle and matched the description and ironically enough just came back from Virginia.

  Abuelazam had left the store and the owner and workers only knew him as Eli as he was paid in cash. But with another stroke of luck an officer wrote him a ticket a few weeks before for selling alchol to minors. Then they realized he was no where to be found.
A shoelace from one of the victims Frank Kellybrew was found in Abuelazam’s SUV and murder victim Arnold Minor’s blood was found in his SUV also.

  The police were able to acquire his cell phone number and pinged him to a tower near the Louisville, Kentucky airport. When they called the airport they found out he was going to Atlanta and then boarding a plane to Tel Aviv, Israel. Right before he could board the plane he was apprahended at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Previous Arrests: In August 5th of 2010 he was arrested in Arlington, Virginia for a traffic violation and had a warrant for his arrest on an assault charge. Then was released shortly after. Federal authorities have not yet responded to his complaint.

Incarceration: Abuelazam was only charged with 3 counts of murder and 6 counts of attempted murder. He is currently housed in Genesee County Jail in solitary confinment. Locked up for 23 hours a day.

Lawsuit for deportation:  Abuelazam filed a lawsuit against the federal government asking to be deported back to his native Israel to stand trial for attempted murder there he did back in 2009. The law suit claims that Abuelazam be deported back to his native Israel so he can be convicted of attempted murder.