Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Two men were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft Friday after a U.K. fighter jet was scrambled to divert their plane as it traveled from Pakistan to Britain, officials said. The incident further rattled the U.K....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:46:44 GMT
(RNN) - A deadly tornado ripped through Moore, OK, killing 24 people. The EF-5 tornado had wind speeds of at least 200 mph and was roughly two miles wide. Among the dead were children who took shelterFull Story >
A deadly EF-5 tornado, a murder suspect with links to the Boston bombing suspects and a British soldier brutally killed by alleged terrorists dominated headlines this week.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The killings were heinous. The sexual assaults nightmarish. And they were happening with such frequency, police and the families of the victims wondered if the Baseline Killer was more than one person.
The composite sketch looked like any number of people. Hundreds of suspects were investigated, questioned and scrutinized.
"Every suspect, every individual was looked at and vetted with DNA," said former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.
In the end, investigators decided the Baseline Killer was one person, working alone. That person was Mark Goudeau.
"What a lot of people don't know is there were 23 crimes committed by the Baseline Killer," said Mark Goudeau in an interview from prison." I was only charged with 11. Why is that?"
That's the question CBS 5 Investigates has run into over and over - could there still be a killer walking the streets?
Veteran Phoenix police Officer Rusty Stewart wrote a detailed report six years ago. It lays out the crimes committed by the Baseline Killer and raises questions about another suspect. That person is Terry Wayne Smith - a violent career criminal accused of at least two murders, rape and kidnapping, according to a police report. Smith has spent most of his life in and out of prison.
Stewart started investigating Smith years ago after a complaint that Smith was following a woman at a Home Depot store and in the parking lot. Police records show this was the first of many complaints police received about Smith harassing women.
"I mean they could put this individual at each crime scene," said Goudeau from prison.
Stewart's report outlines the similarities in location where suspected Baseline crimes happened and where Smith had dealings with police.
Twice within 48 hours after Smith was released from jail, a murder was committed not far from where he was staying.
The Baseline Killer shot Romelia Vargas and Mirna Palma-Roman in the head while they were working in their food truck in South Phoenix. A police report shows that 11 hours later - at a bus stop just a few miles away, Smith was questioned by police after bragging about how many people he had killed.
Carmen Miranda, a mother of two, was kidnapped from a Phoenix car wash and murdered. Around that same time, Smith's mother told police he showed up at home with blood all over his shirt.
When questioned further, Smith's own mother told police her son hears voices of women screaming and being raped, according to the report. She also added that he becomes extremely violent when he drinks and uses drugs.
Police found disturbing letters and notes where Smith talked about hating prostitutes and "shooting them in the head and then kissing their lips."
"I don't know if he's the right guy, but I know I'm not the right guy," said Goudeau.
Smith was arrested and went to prison shortly after Goudeau was arrested. At that point, the Baseline killings stopped. Unlike Goudeau, Smith was just released from prison and is back on the streets.
Smith told us he had nothing to do with the Baseline crimes. Before Goudeau's trial, police took Smith's DNA and it did not match up to the DNA found at any of the crime scenes.
"We got the right person," said former Mayor Phil Gordon said. "And that person is behind bars. At least that person isn't terrifying our community anymore."
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >