Serial Killer 101
by Daniel A. Kaine
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Today I’d like to share some inside info on Tampa’s newest serial killer, the Slasherazzi. So, without further ado:
All of his victims so far have been male
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the killer’s choice of victims. Perhaps he’s playing out a revenge fantasy against a particular individual. Using surrogates for these fantasies is common with serial killers as they often are unable to get their own back on the person they despise. He could be dead, behind bars, or simply at an unknown location.
His victims are aged between 25-40
Most childhood traumas that result in the creation of a serial killer happen at a young age, and at the hands of someone close to the individual. Therefore we can deduce that the target of the killer’s rage may be an older family member, such as a father or uncle. Also not to be ruled out are people a family would normally trust with their child, such as caregivers, priests, teachers, etc.
He slits the throats of each of his victims
Why he does this is still unknown, but this has been consistent across every one of his kills. It has become almost a signature; a part of his ritual that is needed to complete his fantasy. Or maybe he chooses this method as it is a quick and easy way to render his prey lifeless in a matter of seconds.
The bodies of his victims are covered in a mix of deep and shallow cuts
The shallow cuts tend to be cleaner with neat edges, whereas the deeper cuts are messier with ragged tears in the skin. This could indicate a borderline personality disorder, or a second killer.
The killer sends pictures of his victims to the press the morning after each kill
Hence his nickname, Slasherazzi, coined by journalist Vincent Fairfield. But what causes the killer to do this? Perhaps he wants to spread panic and enjoys seeing people react to his work. Maybe it’s a way of prolonging the high he receives from a kill.
He leaves the bodies out in the open
This, combined with the fact that he sends pictures to the media, tells us that the killer doesn’t care that his victims are being found. It is safe to say that the killer is confident, maybe even narcissistic. Again, this may be a way of heightening the experience by deliberately involving the police.
Until now, his victims were killed first, then sliced open
The first four victims were only mutilated after he had slit their throats. However, analysis of the wounds on the fifth victim indicates he was tortured alive, then killed. Most serial killers will show some degree of escalation as they develop their technique. It could be that the old way was not producing the right response, or has become boring. Whatever it is, the killer needs to change his ways to fulfill the desires that drive him to kill.
Recently promoted to Detective, Alex is out to prove himself and the Slasherazzi case is the perfect opportunity. Mutilated corpses are showing up across Tampa, and when the team discovers the newest victim was tortured alive, Alex becomes more determined than ever to stop the crazed serial killer before the horrific stabbings escalate further.
With the return of Alex’s ex-boyfriend and journalist, Vince, the investigation takes a dangerous twist: the killer starts showing a personal interest in Alex. Can he stop the murders and salvage his relationship with Vince, or does he risk letting both men get away?
Author Daniel A. Kaine
Daniel was born and raised in the Land of Rain, aka England, where he now lives with his four lovable furballs; Mik, Ash, Spidey and Flash. Originally trained as a Biology teacher, Daniel was unsure what to do with his life until he came across fanfiction for his favourite anime and decided to have a go at writing his own. To this day, he still cringes at the memory of the cheesy terminology he used.
When not writing, Daniel enjoys a variety of activities, including running, going to the gym, bondage, watching anime, and the mass-slaying of virtual monsters in the hopes of receiving epic loot. One day, he hopes to become a werepanther and invent chocolate that can be eaten all day without making you fat.
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