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Police in California believe they found the serial killer who terrorized San Francisco's gay community in the mid-1970s brutally stabbing men he met at the bar.
Investigators said the killer, known as 'The Doodler', would sketch strangers he met at a bar, leave with them and then stab them to death.
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Police have connected five murders to The Doodler, but believe he killed as many as 14 during late 1974 an early 1975.
San Francisco police released a sketch of the suspect in the summer of 1975, weeks after his fifth and final victim was found dead on Ocean Beach. Police described The Doodler as an African-American male between 19 and 22 with a slender build.
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Investigators said he was just under six-feet and frequently wore a 'Navy-type watch cap'.
Inspector Dan Cunningham told CNN that police zeroed in on a suspect in the 1970s but the man was never arrested or charged with the murders. Cunningham believes that same name, who would now be in his early 60s, is responsible for the serial killings.
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'We have a suspect in the assault that spawned the sketch,' he told the outlet.
Cunningham said a police artist drew an updated sketch of The Doodler showing what he would look like now, but they are not yet releasing it.
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The inspector said he is working on five murders connected to The Doodler but he'd 'be a fool to say he didn't do more'. Police believe The Doodler killed as many as 14 people.
Because the crimes happened more than 40 years ago, tying them all to the suspect is going to be a challenge. Cunningham said he's working the San Francisco Police Department's crime lab hoping that modern technology might manage to extract a usable DNA sample from evidence gathered at two of the crime scenes....
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