Terrifying Serial Killer Targets People Who Are Down and Out

In Orange County, California, homeless people are running scared after the third killing of a homeless man in the area has prompted police to start looking for a serial killer. They believe one man is responsible for all three of the killings. Naturally, many are worried and trying to find beds in shelters, but there are simply not enough to house all the area's homeless.

Unfortunately, like the Long Island serial killer across the country, it seems this guy is specifically targeting a vulnerable population, which really makes it extra sick. How awful of a human being do you have to be to kill people who are already at the bottom of their luck? It's truly beyond comprehension.

The hope would obviously be that this killer would prompt government officials to scramble for more beds, but no one should hold their breath.


The fact is, many have no sympathy for the homeless. They assume that they're all alcoholics or that it's somehow their fault that they ended up in this position. But this isn't the case, and very often, anyone could be homeless given the right series of circumstances. The fact is, if you are living paycheck to paycheck and don't have wealthy relatives, anyone could be one job loss away from homeless.

This is why it's so important to provide enough shelter for everyone who needs it. Of course that is a pipe dream. But it shouldn't take a serial killer to make it clear that more needs to be done to combat this problem.

All three of the victims were in their 40s and 50s and all three happened between December 20 and December 30 in Orange County. The similarities in the crimes have led cops to believe it's one person, and some video surveillance revealed a man in dark clothing approaching the first victim. Little else is known about the suspect.

Any person who would target individuals who are so vulnerable already is clearly a cowardly, crazy person. All serial killers are insane, of course, but this just seems especially depraved and evil. What kind of person preys on those who have already sunk so low?

Let's hope they catch him fast before he can do any more harm. 

Do you think this will make people look at the homeless population differently?


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