Suspect in Maryland could be serial killer

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., July 21 (UPI) -- Maryland authorities suspect a young man being held on unrelated federal charges is a serial killer who fooled FBI profilers, sources close to the case say.

Officials in Prince Georges County said they expected the 27-year-old man to be indicted for the March 2009 slayings of a Largo, Md., woman and her daughter, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.


Delores Dewitt, 42, and her 20-year-old daughter Ebony were found dead in a burning car that had been stolen earlier the same day.

Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton said the same suspect may be responsible for the slaying of another Maryland mother and daughter, and also is being investigated for homicides in other states.

The unnamed man, currently held on weapons and sex charges, holds two master's degrees.

Hylton said he is well read and very familiar with law enforcement.

He predicted the man will be remembered as "one of America's most infamous killers."

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