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Smiley Face is Link in the Murder of 40 White Males by a Serial Killer Syndicate


CofCC.org News Team…

A spray-painted smiley face with a taunting grin could be the disturbing signature of a nationwide network of killers who target promising college students. The chilling symbol has been found at at least 12 sites where young men fitting a distinct profile have been drowned in incidents that were ruled accidents.

Found by two retired NYPD cops, the link could be evidence that at least 40 men in 11 states were victims of a syndicate of serial killers. “I believe we’re looking at an organized group that has a hierarchy and is involved in murder and other criminal activity,” retired NYPD Sgt. Kevin Gannon said Monday, noting that some of the deaths in different cities occurred on the same day.

Gannon, a 20-year veteran who worked homicide and missing persons cases, said trademark graffiti left at the sites where the victims have been dumped in the water reveal a pattern of intent – along with the near-identical profiles of the drowned men. In every case, the victim has been a 19-to-23-year-old white male with high academic achievement and active in competitive sports, said Gannon.

“They’re laughing at the police,” said Gannon. “They’re happy they’re getting away with this and they’re getting a little more brazen.” The impassioned investigation began with the discovery of Patrick McNeill’s body in 1997 in the waters off a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, pier. McNeill, 20, of Westchester, was a promising Fordham student who disappeared after stumbling drunk out of an upper East Side bar. In 2003, they traveled to Minnesota where college student Chris Jenkins was found dead in the Mississippi – thought to be a drunken accident.

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