May 4, 2009
Let's Talk About Rape! Again! So fun!
Yeah, rape kits are on my mind right now. Apparently also on Jezebel's mind as well. (Perhaps I just confused coincidence with cause and effect...) Anyway, DNA evidence just led to the arrest of some insanely prolific serial killer in California. He is currently 72 years old, he was certainly not that old when he was raping and murdering at least 30 women in the 70s and 80s. Yikes, to say the least. Also of note: John Floyd Thomas, Jr. is Black which is statistically (supposedly) incredibly rare in the serial killer profile. (Not that I watch weird serial killer television shows on Discovery or anything...) Here's some light reading for you: http://jezebel.com/5235666/rape-kit-evidence-leads-police-to-las-most-prolific-serial-killer