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NAME - Homicides
Crime: Homicide
City: Daytona Beach
Date: 03-24-2006
Time: N/A
Status: Active
The DBPD has confirmed links between the recent homicides of Laquetta Gunther, Julie Green and Iwana Patton. The 3 incidents are officially being investigated together and are believed to have been committed by the same person or persons.

The Police Dept. along with the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement and the State Attorneys Office, Homicide Investigative Unit continue to aggressively pursue leads in this case. Wide-ranging databases, technical resources, and extensive investigative experience, skills and techniques are being utilized to solve these homicides.

At the request of the Daytona Beach Police Dept., FDLE became involved in the homicide investigations, one of the resources was the expertise of criminal profiler.

Some of the analysis in this case is as follows:
-At this point there are no specific suspects. Persons of interest have been identified & the appropriate follow-up conducted.
-Based on evidence and information gathered to this point it appears that these incidents are the work of a serial offender.
-It is believed that the perpetrator is male.
-Each of the victims died from gunshot wounds.
-No evidence has been discovered to indicate that any of the victims were abducted or taken against their will.
-It is believed that these victims were 'substitute' victims. The victims are providing a channel for the perpetrator to act upon stressors in his life.
-It is believed that a close acquaintance of the perpetrator is the source of casual stress in his life and that this person may become a victim in the future.
-Based on investigative findings thus far, the incidents are not related to, or connected to, area wide special events.

Finally, persons providing information that would lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of the three women are eligible for a reward up to $5000 through Crimestoppers. Persons can call 1-888-277-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward. Rewards are a combination of the $1000 from Crimestoppers and $4000 from the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement.

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