YONKERS, N.Y. — She was a victim of serial killer Robert Shulman, a postal worker from Hicksville, Long Island convicted of killing and dismembering five women in the 1990s using barbells and a baseball bat. But no one knew her name — until now.
Det. John Geiss, of the Yonkers Cold Case Squad, told PIX11 News on Monday Meresa Hammonds was the victim found in a Yonkers dumpster on June 27, 1992. She was a mother of two sons who was living in New Jersey. She was 31 years old.
For 29 years, Hammonds was listed as missing.
Now, using genetic genealogy, police have confirmed she was one of the serial killer’s victims.
Shulman once said he used to smoke crack with his victims at his apartment in Patchogue, black out, and then wake up to find them dead in bed.
On Nov. 12, 2021, late Friday evening, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson was in Memphis, when he got a call from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The tip from the FBI was in regard to a possible threat to a church in Lee County.
“It (the threat) was flagged by Google. When this post was made through a U-Tube video, the internet picked it up and there are certain sites who flag stuff,” Johnson said. “Just like our system here at the sheriff’s office, with the inmate telephone service, we can key in certain words of interest like ‘escape’ and it will flag us anytime that word is used.”
Search engines like Google and social media sites are to alert agencies like the FBI anytime “threats” are mentioned on their formats. The information received from the FBI was deemed credible, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department immediately began investigating the threat. Upon further investigation it was determined an individual made a comment through a social media platform that he was planning “a mass murder” at his church the next Sunday, which would have been Nov. 14, 2021.
“The FBI was able to get the IP address of where the message was sent from. Once we had that information — it was more or less — this is exactly what the threat is, and here’s the address the threat came from. This is where the egg’s hid now go find it,” Johnson said. “It was a Saltillo address and he was there.”
Brian Laundrie’s remains were found in Florida’s Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park
Brian Laundrie is officially a dead man. FBI confirmed his death saying remains found in Florida’s Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park belongs to Laundrie. The family of Gabby Petito who had been vocal while the FBI, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Walsh, and other authorities searched for their daughter’s fugitive boyfriend, has gone silent over the sudden discovery. His remains being identified marked the end of a manhunt that people across the globe were tuned into. A lot of questions still remain unanswered including who killed him, when did he die, and what was the cause of his death.
For the uninitiated, Laundrie went missing in mid-September, a couple of days after his girlfriend was reported missing. The two were on a cross-country trip from which only Laundrie returned following which he camped up at his parents’ Florida home. Petito’s parents said there was no response from the Laundrie’s over Petito’s whereabouts and they had to file a missing report.
A notorious Sicilian Mafia killer dubbed the “people slayer” — who admitted to a role in more than 100 killings, including a boy who was dissolved in acid — was freed from Italian prison Monday after serving just 25 years.
Giovanni Brusca, 64, who turned from La Cosa Nostra hitman to government informant was cut loose from Rome’s Rebibbia prison, sparking outrage from elected officials and the families of his victims, the BBC reported.
The notorious killer had a hand in several of the Italian mafia’s most infamous slayings, including the 1992 rubout of anti-mafia Judge Giovanni Falcone, who was blown up along with his wife and three bodyguards as they were driving near Palermo.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may face murder charges after several former Mexican police officers accused him of killing six Americans and a DEA agent within a nine-week span in late 1984.
Three former Mexican police officers told the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles they witnessed Guzman carry out the killing spree between late 1984 and early 1985. Jorge Godoy, one of the former cops who is now under witness protection, told WFAA that Guzman took pleasure in killing people.
Four Americans who were Jehovah’s Witnesses — Benjamin Mascarenas, 29; his wife Pat Mascarenas, 27; Dennis Carlson, 32; and his wife Rose Carlson, 36 — were murdered during a missionary trip in Guadalajara, Mexico. Godoy said he was the bodyguard of drug kingpin Ernesto Fonseca at the time and the missionaries made the wrong decision of knocking on a drug lord’s door on Dec. 2, 1984.
He told WFAA he saw them rape the women and torture the Americans. He added that Guzman shot each person and watched their bodies fall into an open grave. Former DEA agent Hector Berrellez also said Guzman was involved in their deaths.
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