CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995
A nationwide hunt continued Wednesday for a former Van Nuys man sought in connection with four grisly deaths--three involving women who were found strangled or stabbed to death, while a detective on the case indicated that the total slayings could grow to 10. Police in Tampa, Fla.
September 6, 1991
A man who claims to have killed more than 70 people was charged Thursday with murdering a prostitute in 1985. Until the arrest warrant was issued, Donald Leroy Evans, 34, had only been charged in Mississippi with the murder of a homeless girl. The Florida warrant charges Evans with first-degree murder in death of Ira Jean Smith, 38. Her body was found wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a motel closet, said Ft. Lauderdale police spokesman Ott Cefkin.
September 2, 1991 |
Donald Leroy Evans, who claims to have killed dozens of people, was returned to jail in Gulfport, Miss., after leading authorities on a fruitless search for bodies in Arizona. The search turned up no trace of the remains of three women Evans said he buried in a spot about 40 miles north of Phoenix in 1985, said Capt. Rick Gaston, Harrison County warden. Evans, 34, of Galveston, Tex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995 |
Police officers from across the country gathered in Kentucky on Wednesday, jockeying for a chance to prosecute Glen Rogers, suspected in the slayings of women he romanced in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Van Nuys. Authorities from six states compared notes Wednesday about Rogers, 33, who is suspected of strangling or stabbing at least four women in the past two months. He also is a suspect in other slayings, including one in Kentucky.
August 18, 1991 |
A lawyer in Gulfport, Miss., accused Donald Leroy Evans of lying about committing dozens of serial murders. Jim Rose, who represents a woman charged with giving Evans her 10-year-old daughter for sex, said Evans' claims could be a ploy to impede the case in which Evans, 34, is charged with murdering the child.
November 11, 1995 |
They were waitresses and maids, mothers at an early age who had hard lives and harder deaths. Bound by their reddish-brown hair and grisly fates, they also shared failed marriages, a love of country-Western music, and an ease with strangers less common among women of greater means. All felt at home at their neighborhood bars or a nearby fair--normally safe havens. All had been seeking some simple fun when they ran into Glen Rogers, whom police have linked to their deaths.