On September 8, 1973, two boys reported discovery of a man's corpse, Iying in a field at Perinton, New York, near Rochester.
The victim was identified as Carmello DeJesus, age 39, and a coroner's report described the cause of death as suicide, a single gunshot through one lung.
A Spanish Bible was discovered near the body, with a note inside. It read: "I have killed four persons and I don't want to kill anyone else. That's why I want to end my life."
Three victims were named in the note, including: Octavia Ford, 42, shot in Bridgeton, New Jersey, on September 17, 1971; Sandra Postell, 30, murdered at a cheap motel in Palm Beach County, Florida, on January 5, 1973; and Milagro Tena, stabbed to death in Camden, New Jersey, on September 2, 1973.
No details were provided on the fourth murder, which remains a mystery.
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Killers - Hunting Humans
SEX: M RACE: H TYPE: N MOTIVE:
MO: Stabbed/shot women in three
Suicide in N.Y., Sept. 8, 1973; left written confession.