West Virginia woman may have killed real life ‘Dexter’: police
A West Virginia woman who wrestled a gun away from a man she met through her escort ad on backpage.com and then killed him with it may have stopped a serial killer, police believe.
According to the Huffington Post, investigators across the country are looking at Neal Falls, 45, who was killed last Saturday in Charleston, West Virginia when he attacked a woman, fracturing several of her vertebrae, before she turned his gun on him.
“I could tell that he had already done something, cause he said that he was going to prison for a long time.” the unidentified woman said in an interview.
Called to the scene, police discovered a shovel, knives, a bulletproof vest, bleach, trash bags, sledgehammers, and an axe in his car. In his’ pockets they found handcuffs as well as a printout from backpage.com with ten more women’s names on it.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for her injuries, with the police calling the shooting justifiable homicide.
Police in Henderson, Nevada are now looking into Falls’ background, believing that his death may lead to clues allowing them to solve several murders of escorts in the area dating back to 2008.
Falls reportedly lived in Henderson at the time of the disappearance of 22-year-old Lindsay Marie Harris, who also worked as an escort.
Falls, whose last known residence was in Springfield, Oregon, had spent the last seven months traveling the country, authorities said and had recently been pulled over for a traffic violation in Texas.
Authorities in Chillicothe, Ohio are also seeking more information about Falls, following a series of disappearances of young women in the area.