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One 'killer' profile gone; others remain

Sept. 25, 2006 at 3:08 PM   |   Comments

WINNETKA, Ill., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The profile of the woman who walked into a Winnetka, Ill., school and shot six children, posted by a self-named "murder junky," was removed from MySpace.com.

MySpace officials said they took down the "imposter" profile of Laurie Wasserman Dann, who in 1988 entered a Winnetka school and shot six children, killing one and wounding five, the Chicago Sun-Times said Monday. She later killed herself.

Hers isn't the only grisly profile on the popular MySpace.com, a social networking site for teens and others, the Sun-Times said. Profiles of deceased mass murderers John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer also can be found.

"Jason," the apparent imposter behind the Dann profile, told the Sun-Times in an e-mail exchange that he chose Dann because other killers already had profiles. Calling himself a "murder junky, the man said he also maintains a Gacy site.

Noting, "I just have a sick sense of humor," the man, 33, said he wasn't surprised when the Dann profile was removed, the newspaper said. He said he has had two other profiles taken down already.

MySpace officials said they remove imposter profiles when they learn about them.

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