Neal Falls, the Oregon man who may be connected to 10 or more missing or d*ead women, was k-illed with a list of six more women.
Police in Charleston, West Virginia, released a note that looked like a Post-It that they found in Falls’ pocket on July 18. This was after the s*ex worker, who hasn’t been named publicly, shot him with his own gun as he tried to strangle her.
Falls, who is 45 years old and used to live in Springfield, Oregon, met the woman on Backpage, which is an online personals site that is often used to set up se*xual encounters. On the list are the names, ages, and phone numbers of six other women. He seems to have found all of them on Backpage.
WSAZ said that police have talked to all of the women—five from West Virginia and one from San Diego—and told them that Falls may have been after them. Police have said before that they found a “k*ill kit” in the trunk of Falls’ car. This kit included handcuffs, knives, axes, a sledgehammer, a bulletproof vest, another gun, shovels, bleach, and other cleaning supplies.
Police in West Virginia and Nevada are looking into whether Falls had anything to do with the deaths of three Las Vegas prostitutes between 2003 and 2006, when he lived in nearby Henderson. A fourth case is also being looked into. A prostitute went missing around the same time and has never been found.
And on Monday, a group of people from Ross County, Ohio, came to Charleston to find out if Falls had anything to do with the deaths of four women and the disappearance of two others in the town of Chillicothe.
Chillico and CharlestonBoth the FBI and the police say they haven’t been able to find a clear link between this case and the ones in Ohio. But most of the victims were young women who were down on their luck and either addicted to drugs or working in s*ex work, or both.
Falls’ DNA has been put into a national database so that it can be used to find out more about him in other places, like Oregon, that are connected to him.
“When we send this information to other law enforcement, it will bring some victims’ families peace of mind. “We’re also glad that Mr. Falls won’t hurt anyone else,” Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department, told WSAZ on Monday.
“Whatever happened in the apartment last week put an end to his crime spree, and whatever his plans were, he won’t hurt anyone else.”