A few quick things:
- I'm guessing that police departments don't just call press conferences all the time and say things like, "Yeah, there might be a serial killer roaming the streets" unless they're pretty sure that an actual serial killer is, you know, roaming the streets.
- MPD obviously knows more than they're releasing to the public -- and I'm not just saying that because it seems like standard operating procedure in every serial killer movie ever made. This morning there were six victims and within hours a seventh turned up. I assume MPD will be announcing further connections to other cold cases as the investigation precedes.
- It's all very Jack the Ripper-esque in so far as the victims are all prostitutes.
- Remarkably little is being said about it in the Cheddarsphere. I've only encountered posts here, here, here and here -- and when folks are posting on it they aren't saying much, which seems kinda odd to me...
- Color me a pessimist, but I can't help get the feeling that all of this will end very badly -- not just in terms of body count and whether the killer is actually ever found, but also on the social toll of the investigation.
- Has there been a hunt for a serial killer during the internet age yet? If not, this could be interesting to see how it unfolds from a new media perspective.