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Suspected Midwestern Serial Killer Officially Charged With The Six Murders He's Been Linked To
Perez Reed is accused of killing Damon Irvin and Rau’daja Fairrow in Kansas and Marnay Haynes, Lester Robinson, Pamela Abercrombie, and Carey Ross in Missouri.
A suspected serial killer has now been charged with two more of the six murders he's been linked to.
Perez Reed, 25, was charged on Thursday with the murders of two Kansas residents: Damon Irvin, 35, and Rau’daja Fairrow, 25, both of whom were killed last month, NBC News reports.
He was previously charged on Nov. 6 with two counts of first-degree murder by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for the September slayings of Marnay Haynes, 16 and Lester Robinson, 40, in St. Louis, Missouri. Two days later, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged the alleged serial killer with the fatal shootings of Pamela Abercrombie, 49, and Carey Ross, 24, according to charging documents obtained by Oxygen.com. The four Missouri victims were fatally shot in the head in September. The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s Office described them as being killed in the “same distinctive manner,” during a press conference held earlier this month, though they didn't elaborate further.
Irvin was found dead inside of his apartment during a welfare check. Surveillance video from the apartment building allegedly shows him holding the door open for Reed as they both entered the building, according to a federal complaint obtained by Oxygen.com. Footage from inside the building also allegedly shows the two entering the victim’s unit together.
Fairrow was also discovered dead inside her Kansas apartment. She died from gunshot wounds to her head and upper back, according to the complaint. Her phone and wallet were missing from her apartment. Security staff at her building told investigators that on Oct. 29, she entered the building with a man who had a Missouri driver’s license that identified him as Reed. They also noted the man had a crescent moon tattoo on his head, a type of tattoo that Reed has on his forehead.
Reed also is accused of wounding several others. According to a federal complaint, obtained by Oxygen.com, the first known alleged survivor was simply waiting at a bus stop when he was ambushed with gunfire from behind and without warning. The victim survived but “sustained serious physical injuries and permanent disability,” according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
Investigators told reporters that there were no connections between any of the victims. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell called the killings "random acts."
Reed is being held on a $2 million bond. He has denied hurting anyone, according to the affidavit.