New Bedford Highway Serial Killer case unsolved
Nine women, including Mary Rose Santos (inset, top) and Debra Greenlaw DeMello (inset, bottom), were found dead in 1988 and 1989 near highways around New Bedford; the killer was never caught
The first body turned up in July of 1988, about 30 feet from the road on northbound Route 140 in Freetown, Massachusetts. A motorist who had stopped to relieve herself on the Sunday of the July Fourth weekend came upon the partially clothed, unrecognizable corpse, a bra around its neck – and investigators who soon arrived on the scene could tell the body had been there for months.What they couldn’t have guessed, however, was just how frequent such grisly discoveries were about to become.That ...
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