US Fritzl being probed for murder of 10 prostitutes

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New York, Aug 29 (ANI): As more details of Phillip Garrido, who kidnapped a girl 18 years ago and made her his sex slave, emerged, police are now eyeing him as the possible serial killer of 10 prostitutes in Northern California in the 1990s.

The police are looking over Jaycee Lee Dugard's alleged abductor's home in Antioch, Calif., searching for clues in the unsolved hooker murders.

Detectives have long thought the killings in both Antioch and the nearby town of Pittsburg were the work of a serial killer but have never had a clear suspect.

According to the authorities, several of the slain women's bodies were found near an industrial park where Garrido, 58, worked in the 1990s, and one of the victims was a 15-year-old schoolgirl who disappeared after leaving a party in Antioch in 1999.

Cops had missed the chance to rescue Dugard on November 30, 2006 after a female neighbour called 911 to report that some people, including young children, were living in tents behind the house.

"Garrido was psychotic and had a sexual addiction," the New York Post quoted her as telling authorities at the time that. (ANI)

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