The Hunt for a Serial KillerJuly 5, 2009 - 10:15 AM | by: Brooks Blanton
Investigators in Gaffney, South Carolina are on the hunt for a serial killer they say murdered five people in seven days. The killer’s youngest victim, 15 year old Abby Tyler, died yesterday. She was shot in her family’s furniture store on Friday. Her father died instantly in the same shooting. Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton has linked three other shootings last week to the killer.
63 year old peach farmer Kline Cash was shot and killed at his rural Gaffney home on June 27th. He was the first victim. The second and third victims were 83 year old Hazel Linder and her 50 year old daughter Gena Linder Parker, found shot in Linder’s home on Wednesday. Funeral Services for both women will be held today at 4 pm in Gaffney, a town of about 54,000 people near Greenville.
Investigators say the killer is a white man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds. He is believed to be driving a two-door early 90’s Ford Explorer, faded gray or champagne in color. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 864-489-2746.