Suspected Detroit serial killer investigated in other cases
The investigation into Deangelo Martin, the suspect in the Detroit serial killer case, is expanding, as police sources told Local 4 he might be connected to as many as 11 murders. Investigators are also wondering whether Martin might be responsible for other crimes outside Michigan.
Martin hasn't been charged in the Detroit serial killer case, but he is linked to four murders in Detroit. Authorities are investigating whether Martin ever left Metro Detroit and, if so, whether any unsolved murders in other states could be linked to him.
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