An Orange County serial killer is being sought for the stabbing deaths of three homeless men, and police Tuesday stopped motorists to search for clues.
James McGillivray was killed Dec. 20, and the body of Lloyd Middaugh was discovered eight days later. Additionally, about two weeks ago, Paulus Cornelius Smit, 57, was murdered in Yorba Linda.
Police are labelling the murders the work of a "serious, dangerous serial killer." But, what do roadblocks truly accomplish? After all, it's simple to evade a checkpoint, and drivers are not required to divulge much information. Is it legal to question someone without probable cause?
Either way, a task force of about 70 local and federal investigators stopped vehicles directly across the street from where McGillivray was murdered. Police believe a white Toyota Corolla might be connected to the Orange County serial killer case.
"People cooperated and we did obtain some information that we can follow up on," Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said, according to the Orange County Register.
Hopefully, investigators will capture the Orange County serial killer, and bring the sicko to justice before more lives are lost. Los Angeles authorities zeroed in on accused arsonist Harry Burkhart fairly quickly.
Because the killer is preying on transients, however, it must be difficult to glean information and find reliable sources.