May 12, 2015
An alleged serial killer linked to the deaths of seven women in Connecticut has been identified as 45-year-old William Devin Howell, according to a Connecticut television station.
Police recently announced that they had found the partial remains of four bodies behind a shopping mall in New Britain, Connecticut where the bodies of three woman were discovered eight years ago.
Howell is currently serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter in connection with the disappearance of 33-year-old Nilsa Arizmendi who was last seen in 2003. Howell was convicted in connection with her death in 2007.
Police said they found Arizmendi's blood in Howell's van during a search as well as the blood of another unidentified person. Police never found Arizmendi's body, according to an NBC station.
Reuters contributed to this report.