EGG HARBOR TWP.–It’s been five years since the bodies of four women were found behind a strip of motels along the Black Horse Pike, and their killer still remains on the loose. The prosecutor issued a statement on where the investigation stands half a decade later.

A tattered ribbon from a makeshift memorial is all that remains at the site where a grisly discovery was made five years ago, all other evidence has since been erased that just half a decade ago, it was the site of a major crime scene. The bodies of Kim Raffo, Tracy Ann Roberts, Barbara Breidor and Molly Jean Dilts were found face down in a shallow watery grave, their killer has never been caught.

“Nobody talks about it, nobody cares.” But Terry Oleson, the client of attorney James Leonard does. While he was never officially named as a suspect, he was the one thrust into the spotlight when his Salem County home was searched and he was questioned extensively in connection with the killings. “He’s still looked at as the guy who killed those four girls in Atlantic City,” said Leonard.

“It’s not uncommon for a serial murder case to last several years before a solution is found.” Dr. John White, a forensic psychologist is not involved with this case, but has studied serial killers extensively. “There are some serial murder cases that go 8, 9,10 years before the person’s caught,” he said.

Some believe not enough attention has been put into the investigation because the women were all involved with drugs and prostitution. “It’s very sad that five years later, for the most part, they’ve been forgotten,” said Leonard, who says he’s disappointed that no one’s yet been arrested.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor said in a statement that the investigation into the quadruple homicide remains active and ongoing, and that detectives continue to follow leads as they come in. The prosecutor said aggressive investigative efforts by his office and others continue.

“Statistically, most serial murders are caught, eventually,” said White, “you still have a lot that are not, but I have the highest confidence that this person is going to be identified sometime in the future.”

The prosecutor says along with his office and local departments that the United States Justice Department, the FBI, and state police, along with federal and state forensic laboratories are all involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit by dialing
(609) 909-7800 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-658-TIPS.



Right after the bodies were found on Gilgo Beach in New York this case came into the spotlight again. Everyone (myself included) wondered if this serial killer had moved to New York. Even the police wondered. I guess the 2 crime scenes were not connected since this story quickly drifted back into the shadows.


  1. Off topic, I know – but I would like to pass you the Liebster Blog Award


  2. Wow.
    Thank you.

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