Suspect in Serial Killings Identified

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police issued a murder warrant Monday for a man described as the prime suspect in the killings of five young women in south Louisiana.

Derrick Todd Lee, 34, is wanted for first degree murder and aggravated rape in the killing of 26-year-old Carrie Yoder, an LSU graduate student from Tampa, Florida, who was murdered in March.

East Baton Rouge Parish police officials identified another victim as
Charlotte Murray Pace, 22, a Jackson, Mississippi, native. Her mother, Ann Pace of Jackson, said she was overwhelmed and nauseated when she heard a suspect was named. She said she hopes he is caught so no one else will be killed.

The FBI also issued a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and police released a photo of Lee and asked the public to help locate him.

Lee was described as 210 pounds, 6-foot-1 and clean shaven, black skin with a light complexion, short hair and a muscular build. Police said they didn't know what type of vehicle Lee drove.


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