“Kensington Strangler” Suspect Antonio Rodriguez Arrested

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (GaeaTimes.com)- Antonio Rodriguez, a Philadelphia man, has been arrested on Monday as the law enforcement officials suspected that he might be the serial strangler (dubbed as “Kensington Strangler“). Detective Justin Frank said that the law enforcement officials arrested him after his DNA test linked him to sexual assault and also murder of three women in Philadelphia. Justin Frank told a reputed media outlet that the authorities are hopeful that they would put an end to the case as early as possible.

Antonio Rodriguez, who is suspected to be the “Kensington Strangler” was recently released from the prison. However, the law enforcement officials took him into the custody after someone informed police about him. Capt. James Clark said that he is one of the “strong” suspects in the Kensington murder case. Police said that Antonio Rodriguez has not been charged with any crime regarding the case yet and police has not revealed the details of his arrest. At the press conference, Capt. James Clark said that the law enforcement officials have found out that the man is homeless and police believes that no one is helping him as well.

On the other hand, Capt. James Clark said that Antonio Rodriguez is considered to be “dangerous”. The authorities are confident that Antonio Rodriguez is the “Kensington Strangler“, who has sexually assaulted three women and killed them. Detective Justin Frank said that the man who informed police would receive $37,000 reward. Three women, Elaine Goldberg, 21, Casey Mahoney, 27 and Nicole Piacentini, 35 were killed between the time span of November 3 and December 15 last year and police has been frantically searching for the murderer. Moreover, the law enforcement officials said that though there is a DNA link in this case, to three murders but there were several other cases as well and they suspect that those murders can also be linked to this case.

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