9 People You Don’t Want to Meet in a Dark Alley

  • August 03, 2010
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Grim Sleeper

The Grim Sleeper is the nickname given to an unidentified serial killer living in the Los Angeles, California. Since 1985, the Grim Sleeper is thought to be responsible for 13 murders and one attempted murder. The victim that escaped from the Grim Sleeper described him as a "thin, neat, polite and well-groomed African-American guy." His vehicle was reported to be an orange Ford Pinto with a white racing stripe on the hood. In May 2007, a 25-year-old woman named Janecia Peters was murdered in Los Angeles. DNA analysis conducted at the scene linked her murder to 12 other killings in the surrounding area. This produced conclusive evidence that a serial killer was loose in California. After Janecia Peters murder, the police department formed the 800 Task Force to investigate the crimes.

The LA Weekly has conducted a complete interview with the surviving victim of the Grim Sleeper. She stated that he was "a black man in his early 30s. He looked neat, tidy, and kind of geeky. He wore a black polo shirt tucked into khaki trousers." The woman initially refused a ride from the man and he said, "That is what is wrong with you black women. You think you are all that.” The women ended up getting into the man’s car and commented on his car’s gear-shift handle, which was pimped out with a ping-pong-sized marble ball.

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Specific details of the attack were not made public, but the woman was sexually assaulted and almost died as a result of her injuries. The Grim Sleeper targets black prostitutes and most of the victims are murdered by a gunshot wound to the chest. The bodies are then dumped in various alleyways throughout the Los Angeles area. The same .25 caliber handgun was linked to many of the murders. The Los Angeles police department is offering a $500,000 dollar award for information leading to the arrest of the Grim Sleeper.

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Christopher Coke

Christopher Coke or “Dudus” is an alleged Jamaican drug lord and the leader of the Shower Posse gang. The Shower Posse is a Jamaican gang that is involved with drugs and guns smuggling. The posse’s home is in Tivoli Gardens in Jamaica. However, it operates in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Shower Posse is one of the largest Jamaican gangs in America. The gang also has a large presence in Toronto, Canada. In 2009 the United States began to demand that Christopher Coke be extradited to New York, where he would face charges of drug and weapons smuggling. The prime minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, initially questioned the request, but on May 17th of 2010 an arrest warrant was issued for Christopher Coke.

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This has led to civil unrest in the Jamaican capital city of Kingston, where Coke is living. Since May 23, 2010, 73 Jamaican citizens have been killed and many others injured in the Kingston unrest. Four police officers have been killed and over 500 arrests have been made. Christopher Coke has not been apprehended as of May 27, 2010. On the night of May 24, the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency in Kingston. Several airlines have cancelled flights to and from Kingston and foreign governments have issued emergency warnings. Christopher Coke is the son of accused drug lord Lester Lloyd Coke. He is considered one of the world's most dangerous drug kingpins.


The Person Killing Women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

In the early 1990s women of all ages began disappearing in the city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. It has been estimated that between 400 and 3,000 women have been brutally murdered in the Mexican city since 1993. Most of the crimes remain a complete mystery to Mexican police. The victims consist of a wide range of females, with a large majority being students and factory workers. The perpetrator tends to dump his victims in the desert and the bodies show signs of sexual abuse, torment, torture, and disfigurement. The Mexican government is attempting to find the serial killer or killers, but in the meantime they don’t like to comment on the situation.

During the first nine months of 2005, 28 women were murdered in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Parents living in the Mexican city feel that the government is not doing enough to stop the tide of murder, so they have formed awareness organizations to educate children on the dangers. We would think twice before taking a vacation to this part of Mexico. Recent articles have reported on a massive amount of murders in Ciudad Juárez during 2009, 2660 to be exact. The majority of the killings are drug related, but many fit the profile of the person murdering Mexican women.

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Jose Saenz

Jose Luis Saenz is an American fugitive and notorious Cuatro Flats gang member. The Cuatro Flats are one of the most well known gangs in the Boyle Heights section of East Los Angeles. Cuatro claims 4th Street and their counterparts are Primera Flats, which claim 1st Street. Jose Saenz has been on the run from the police since the end of 2009 and is thought to be one of the most dangerous enforcers in the gang world. In 1998, Jose Saenz and Juan Pena executed two members of the rival East LA Trece gang. Following the murders, Saenz fled to the home of his ex-girlfriend, a woman named Sigreta Hernandez.

Saenz kidnapped, raped and murdered Sigreta Hernandez. He was charged with three counts of murder, one count of kidnapping, and one count of rape. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but the police received zero leads on his whereabouts for nearly a decade. In 2008, a Missouri state trooper pulled over two members of the Lott Stoner gang while they were traveling in a rental car. A search of the vehicle turned up $620,000 in cash. The money was wrapped and marked with the name “Toro,” which is Jose Saenz street name.

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Two months after the incident, one of the men involved was killed by Saenz at his home in Whittier, California. Jose Saenz was filmed on a surveillance system camera arriving at Oscar Torres house. He chased Torres out of his front door and was seen shooting him several times in the head. Jose Saenz is currently on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list and is believed to be living in Mexico and working as an enforcer for a drug cartel. Saenz could be making routine trips between Mexico and the U.S. smuggling drugs. Jose Saenz is armed and dangerous and if you threaten his freedom he will kill you. The U.S. government is offering a $100,000 award for information leading to the arrest of Jose Saenz.

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