Michigan State Police and authorities around Flint are looking for one man responsible for 13 stabbings resulting in five deaths since late May. All but one of the victims are African-Americans and the perpetrator is as a white male.
Over the weekend, "police released a sketch of the suspect who they say is targeting men who are elderly, small of stature or otherwise vulnerable," reports the Detroit Free Press. The man is described as a "white, muscular male standing 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 2 inches, lightly goateed with a baseball cap and sporting a stud in his left ear. "Police say the man approaches his victims, asking for help or directions, and then engages in short conversation before stabbing them repeatedly."
The stabbings have been reported across Genessee County in Flint, Flint Township, Burton and Genesee Township. Two of the victims were disabled.
A weekend vigil was held to remember the latest victim.
Battle Creek Police and the FBI are investigating an apparently unrelated violent carjacking and vicious stabbing as a possible anti-gay hate crime.
More developments today: Investigators in Leesburg, Virginia believe the same man could be responsible for three stabbing attacks there last week against Black men. Watch news reports AFTER THE JUMP ...