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Retired FBI Agent: Sheriff’s Office Intentionally Sabotaged Crime Scenes

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A retired FBI agent investigating the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office in California alleges local law enforcement intentionally sabotaged crime scenes in an effort to conceal the destruction of missing persons files, The Mercury News reports. 

Jeff Rinek, who was asked to help the bureau with the notorious “Speed Freak Killers” case, said the Sheriff’s Office even used a backhoe in 2012 to commingle bones in an effort to make the remains unidentifiable.

“(The Sheriff’s Office) actions at the Linden well were intentional to catastrophically destroy the crime scene,” Rinek said. “In my opinion, it’s nothing short of a felony. … This is the most heinous thing I’ve ever seen.”

Rinek’s allegations add to a growing number of people in law enforcement who have complained that San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore jeopardized the investigations of the serial killers.

FBI Profilers Looking at Folks Like Serial Killers and Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff

By Matthew Goldstein
Reuters

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff — the architect of history’s biggest Ponzi scheme — and Gary Ridgway – the Green River killer — would seem to have little in common aside from being branded as “monsters” in the tabloids.

But a team of FBI agents, the same ones who specialize in helping local police track down serial killers like Ridgway, are using their expertise in behavioral profiling to target white collar criminals like Madoff.

For about two years now, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit have been consulting with their colleagues in New York who specialize in securities fraud detective work. The BAU agents are going over the case files put together by the FBI for Madoff and other convicted scammers like Bayou Group’s Samuel Israel, whose $400 million hedge fund turned out to be Ponzi scheme, and former Democratic fundraiser Hassan Nemazee, who stole nearly $300 million from Citigroup and two other big banks.

The hope is the BAU agents, whose work in profiling serial killers has been popularized in books, movies and on TV, can get into the minds’ of fraudsters and see what makes them tick.

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FBI Suspects Truckers May Be Serial Killers Involving Prostitutes, Hitchhikers and Stranded Motorists

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This theory could lead to authorities solving some cold cases that have stumped investigators for decades.


Scott Glover
Los Angeles Times

The FBI suspects that serial killers working as long-haul truckers are responsible for the slayings of hundreds of prostitutes, hitchhikers and stranded motorists whose bodies have been dumped near highways over the last three decades.

Federal authorities first made the connection about five years ago while helping police link a trucker to a string of unsolved killings along Interstate 40 in Oklahoma and several other states. After that, the FBI launched the Highway Serial Killings Initiative to track suspicious slayings and suspect truckers.

A computer database maintained by the FBI has grown to include information on more than 500 female crime victims, most of whom were killed and their bodies discarded at truck stops, motels and other locations along popular trucking routes crisscrossing the U.S.

The database also has information on scores of truckers who’ve been charged with killings or rapes committed near highways or who are suspects in such crimes, officials said. Authorities said they do not have statistics on whether driving trucks ranks high on the list of occupations of known serial killers.

But the pattern in roadside body dumps and other evidence has prompted many investigators to speculate that the mobility, lack of supervision and access to potential victims that come with the job make it a good cover for someone inclined to kill.

“You’ve got a mobile crime scene,” one investigator said. “You can pick a girl up on the East Coast, kill her two states away and then dump her three states after that.”

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