Authorities are investigating whether a serial-killing suspect has widened his scope beyond Flint, Michigan and attacked men in Toledo, Ohio and Leesburg, Virginia, police. The perpetrator is a white male and all but two of the victims are Black men. Michigan State Police have also confirmed a 16th Michigan victim for the serial stabber now accused of killing five people.
"After three men in Leesburg, Va., were attacked without provocation, police in the Washington, D.C., suburb dug through national crime databases and searched news reports during the weekend. The assaults bore striking similarities to stabbings in the Flint area that police say they believe are the work of a serial killer. Now, with those attacks and another reported Saturday in Toledo, authorities stepped up their efforts to locate a man whose victims since May could now number nearly 20 -- five of whom died."
A third man, a dark-skinned Latino, was attacked Friday in a Leesburg shopping center parking lot "but this time a hammer was used." Meanwhile: Police in Toledo are investigating whether a weekend stabbing that "critically injured a church janitor is linked to five stabbing deaths."
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