Stacey Gage Latest Victim of a Florida Serial Killer


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

There is a good possibility the Daytona Beach serial killer has struck again. In the most recent case, a woman was found murdered in some Daytona Beach woods.Police were tight-lipped about the murder case for the past week, until late Monday afternoon when they confirmed the woman was likely the victim of a serial killer targeting prostitutes in the city.

Police at the Dayton Beach Police Department said they got the information themselves Monday afternoon. While they can’t say with 100-percent certainty if the serial killer is responsible for the murder, they said everything around the case points in that direction.

The latest victim was identified as 30-year-old Stacey Gage. Her grandmother was the last one to see her, December 10 in nearby Holly Hill, when she said she left to get ice and never returned. Police are looking for the van she was in, a 1998 white Plymouth Voyager.

Police originally stumbled across the body last Wednesday night when an officer noticed a foul smell coming from the woods. By late Friday, they had determined it was a white woman who had been murdered and thought she had been there as long as a month.

Police then wouldn’t say how she was killed and they still aren’t releasing that information, but the police chief talked about the possible connection to the serial killer.

“Based on the limited circumstance there’s a gut feeling this could be connected. Anytime we have a female, it’s the first thing we look at. Could this or could this not be? But I think, if you look at the area, if you look at the facts we know that I can’t release, I kinda feel we may be headed in that direction,” said Chief Mike Chitwood.

Police were able to figure out the victim was Gage through her fingerprints. Police said she didn’t have a criminal record involving prostitution, something previous victims had in common, but she did have a history of drug problems.

Because the information is so new, investigators are in the process of trying to find anyone who knows her, who may have seen her that night or seen the van she was driving.

The other victims of the suspected Daytona Beach serial killer are Julie Green, Laquetta Gunther and Iwana Patton. Green and Gunther were found in December 2005 and Patton was found in February 2006. Police said they believe all three women were killed after accepting rides with a man they didn’t know.

From here

Previous Stories: January 4, 2008: Investigators Tight-Lipped About Woman’s Body Found In Daytona Beach January 3, 2008: Patrolling Officer Discovers Body In Daytona Beach February 23, 2007: Connection Investigated Between Dead Prostitute And Serial Killer April 4, 2006:‘Person Of Interest’ Is Not Daytona Beach Serial Killer March 13, 2006: Volusia County Serial Killer May Be Linked To Flagler County Murders March 3, 2006: String Of Similar Murders Has Some Worried About Serial Killer

 

My last update on the Daytona Serial Killer

It is disturbing how long he has been active.

  1. She went missing in December 2010 and was only murdered last month???? I certainly hope she wasn’t held captive all that time 😦

  1. December 30th, 2011

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