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.

Shelly Andre Brooks

Shelly Andre Brooks (b-January 22, 1969) spent the last 10 free years of his life homeless on the streets or sleeping in his cousins basement.

Between August of 2001 and June 5th, 2006 7 bodies of women are discovered in the Detroit east side. All were black prostitutes, ranged in age from 30-53, with a history of drug abuse, and attacked with rocks, bricks, and table legs. All of the victims were found in abandoned buildings or vacant fields. He left all the victims in a spread eagle position.

Then in July of 2006 a 45 year old prostitute was violently attacked and left to die. But she survived. When she came threw she gave the police a description which matched that of Shelly Brooks plus she identified him as her attacker and he was tall and went by the name “E”. When his DNA was tested it matched to the 7 unsolved murdered women. When Brooks was confronted with the DNA evidence he confessed.

He is in jail for life. Sadly Michigan has no death penalty..

Link

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.B/b/brooks-shelly-andre.htm

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna14374535