Campus Ripper

A killer claims five victims in a Florida college town

With its sun-drenched climate and beloved football team, Florida's Gainesville has long been an idyllic college party town. But that image was shattered last week. As students began fall classes, one male and three female students at the University of Florida and another woman at Santa Fe Community College were found stabbed or bludgeoned to death in off-campus apartments. Three of the victims were mutilated; one, an 18-year-old female honor student, was decapitated.

The apparent pattern of the grisly murders -- the four women were all attractive, petite brunets with shoulder-length hair -- has touched off fears that a serial killer...

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