At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating the murders of six women, all under the age of 40, in the Portland, OR area. The bodies of the women were all found in wooded areas within 100 miles of each other in March and April. The only question at this point is, how much time will law enforcement agencies waste by looking for a white male killer?
At least three of the agencies investigating the murders say they are looking for common threads to link them together. They believe this could be the work of a single killer.
The first known victim, a woman named Kristen Smith, was found on February 19. Joanna Speaks vanished in late March and her body was found on April 8. The bodies of a woman named Charity Perry and an unidentified Native American woman were found on April 24. Bridget Webster’s body was found on April 30, and the most recent victim, Ashley Real, was found on May 8. At least one of the victims was killed by blunt force trauma to the head and neck, according to KGW8 News in Portland.
Serial killers have become increasingly rare in recent years, thanks to advances in forensic science. A lot of people who might be serial killers get arrested after committing their first murder since DNA evidence and other forensics tend to get them caught before they can rack up a large body count. Another factor is that starting in about 2018, the FBI was finally forced to abandon its false assumption that most serial killers are white American men.
When the FBI came up with its famous guidelines for identifying serial killers years ago and Hollywood ran wild with that flawed model. Most people can recite the “profile” from memory:
“A serial killer is most likely to be a white male between his late 20s and early 40s. Quiet. Kind of a loner. Keeps to himself.”
The fact is that white males have not been the majority of serial killers since sometime in the 1980s. Most serial killers in America are not even Americans—they’re first- or second-generation immigrants and generally non-whites. Radford University’s research into 4,700 mass murderers confirmed this, which finally forced the FBI to quietly reassess its vaunted profile in 2018.
How much time have local law enforcement agencies wasted over the years by looking for the elusive white male serial killer, thanks to Hollywood and the FBI’s bigotry? How many additional victims have piled up while law enforcement was looking in the wrong direction? Someone should do a study on that.
Even a cursory look at the lists of serial killers on Wikipedia will quickly reveal that there is a huge correlation between immigration status and someone being a mass murderer.
Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez was a second-generation Mexican immigrant. So was Rodney Alcala, the “Dating Game Killer.” His real birth name was Rodrigo Buquor. Juan Vallejo Corona killed 25 or more farm workers with a machete in Northern California in the 1970s and ‘80s. The INS kept allowing him back into the US on farm worker visas, despite the fact that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and deported multiple times for attacking people with a machete. (Great job, immigration officials!) Binh Thai Luc, a first-generation Vietnamese immigrant, murdered multiple people in San Francisco. The list goes on and on.
Even though the FBI doesn’t like to admit it publicly, we don’t really have a huge white male serial killer problem in America. We have an importation problem.