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Neal Falls: Oregon man who attacked a woman in West Virginia may have other victims!

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ & AP) -- Police are investigating whether there are other victims of an Oregon man killed after he attacked a woman in West Virginia.

    Charleston police identified the man on Wednesday as 45-year-old Neal Falls of Springfield, Oregon. Investigators say it doesn't appear Falls has a criminal past.

    Police say investigators found several axes, a shovel, bleach, handcuffs, knives, a machete and other items in Falls' vehicle.

    Falls met the woman online on the website Backpage.com.

    Police say Falls beat and choked the woman on Saturday at a residence in Charleston. She grabbed Falls' handgun after he laid the weapon down and shot him once.

    Charleston police are investigating whether Falls is connected to other crimes around the country.

    More articles listed at link -----> http://www.wsaz.com/news/charleston...-Police-Investigating-Homicide-316990611.html
     
  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Falls, 45, was killed on Saturday after he met a female escort through Backpage.com, an online classified ad portal often used by men seeking prostitutes. Falls went to the escort's Charleston apartment, and got into a brief but intense altercation with her, police said.

    "Nearly immediately after he stepped into her apartment, he said 'live or die' and a struggle ensued," Cooper said. "[Falls] laid his gun on a counter so that he could get a firmer grip around the victim's throat with both his hands and she was able to scoop that weapon up and fire one round, killing Mr. Falls."

    The escort, who has not been identified, was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including broken vertebrae. Authorities have determined the shooting was a justifiable homicide. (BBM)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neal-falls-escort-weapons_55b0017ee4b07af29d57679a


    My comment regarding BBM - "ya think?"

    BTW, if Neal Falls ends up being the perp in the Chillicothe murders, I'll merge the two threads.
     
  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Neal Falls Investigation Expands To Las Vegas-Area Dismemberments: EXCLUSIVE

    Neal Falls, the Oregon man shot to death by a West Virginia prostitute as he tried to strangle her on Saturday, is being investigated in connection with unsolved cases in Nevada that may include the deaths and dismemberment of several women.

    "We received information that caused a conversation to take place between us and law enforcement in Henderson, Nevada," Lt. Steve Cooper of the Charleston, West Virginia, police department, told The Huffington Post on Thursday.

    Cooper said he couldn't discuss specific cases Nevada authorities are now looking into because the investigation "is ongoing and we don’t want to risk comprising it."

    Falls, 45, was killed on Saturday by a female escort he met through Backpage.com, an online classified ad portal often used by men seeking prostitutes. Falls went to the escort's Charleston apartment and attacked her, police said. As he tried to strangle her, she grabbed his pistol and shot him to death.

    The escort, who has not been identified, was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including broken vertebrae. Authorities have declared the shooting justifiable homicide.

    nside Falls' vehicle, police said they discovered a machete, shovel, axes, knives, bulletproof vest and numerous sets of handcuffs. Police also found a large bottle of bleach and a list containing the names of escorts.

    "He carried the big jug of bleach, we're assuming, to destroy evidence," Cooper said. "We've swabbed everything and sent the swabs to the state lab."

    The items found in Falls' vehicle, along with statements Saturday's victim attributed to him, lead police to suspect it was not the first time he has attacked a woman. The woman on Wednesday recounted some of those statements to Charleston's WCHS-TV.

    "I could tell that he had already done something, because he said he was going to prison for a long time and that's when I knew he was going to kill me," she said.

    HuffPost has learned Falls lived in Henderson, Nevada, roughly 10 years ago and worked as a security guard at the Hoover Dam. Henderson is about 16 miles southeast of downtown Las Vegas.

    Around that time, 22-year-old Lindsay Marie Harris, who had been working as an escort, was last seen in Henderson.


    read more ........... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neal-falls-las-vegas-dismemberments_55b08bc4e4b0a9b94853b60c
     
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  5. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    His 'kit' is just terrifying in its implications.

    I'm glad he's dead.
     
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia — An Oregon man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in 21 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.

    West Virginia authorities are trying to circulate information to see if Neal Falls, of Springfield, Oregon, can be linked to any other crimes against women nationwide. Police say Falls was fatally shot July 18 as he attacked and choked the escort in Charleston, West Virginia, and she grabbed his handgun off the ground and fired it.





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    CHARLESTON, West Virginia — An Oregon man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in 21 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.

    West Virginia authorities are trying to circulate information to see if Neal Falls, of Springfield, Oregon, can be linked to any other crimes against women nationwide. Police say Falls was fatally shot July 18 as he attacked and choked the escort in Charleston, West Virginia, and she grabbed his handgun off the ground and fired it.


    Cooper said Falls had a list of 10 other women in his pocket. Nine were in West Virginia; one was in San Diego. Similar to the Charleston woman, whom police are calling Heather, all were escorts active online, he said. They are all still alive, Cooper said.

    So far, no history of major crimes in Falls' record has surfaced. However, police said records do show that authorities in as many as 20 other states — from Arizona to Kentucky to Virginia — had some kind of interaction with Falls such as stopping him, running his license plate or checking his Social Security number.

    "We are sharing this information with law enforcement across the country in hopes that we may be able to help solve cold cases or bring closure to some families if Mr. Falls has been involved in anything like this before," Cooper said.

    Charleston police and Nevada authorities have been in communication. Police have said Falls rented a room in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson during a time when four prostitutes went missing.

    More at link ---->http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-n...f/2015/07/killed_in_wv_shooting_neal_fal.html
     
  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I can't believe how many states he's been stopped in. Looks like LE has a lot of work to do.

    I remember that one case they're talking about in Vegas, whereby a leg of the victim was found up, I believe in Illiniois. That would definitely fit for this guy, IMHO.

    I can't find the link or article now, but a landlady he had for a while in Oregon said she made him move because he was abusing a puppy he'd gotten. She also said he worked as security at the Hilton Hotel near there. ............. that kind of gives me chills as there was a guy in Texas who was a security guard and he'd been killing and raping for a few years before he was caught. He was initially caught for rape, I believe and then it turned into murder once his dna came back.

    Hopefully his dna will tell them something.

    JMHO
    fran
     
  8. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    HEEBIE JEEBIES.....from reading about this guy.
    And...aw..gee...lost his mother so this is his way of dealing with it?
    Hope LE solves a bunch of cases.
     
  9. truthbtold

    truthbtold Active Member

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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm still trying to get over the fact that he lived nearby me! Well, I don't know where his house was here. Has anyone seen that in the news? I looked a few days ago and didn't find anything, but I didn't have time to look very hard.
     
  11. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    West Mesa Bone Collector?

    LISK?

    :noidea:
     
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  12. truthbtold

    truthbtold Active Member

    I wish LE would release what states exactly he was in over the course of time so that we could compare any unsolved and missing cases that may be linked to him.
     
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  13. truthbtold

    truthbtold Active Member

    Some things to note from this CNN article (link below):

    FAMILY IN OREGON: "CNN spoke to a woman in Eugene, Oregon, who said she is Falls' sister. She said she wants nothing to do with her brother and that the family will have no further comment."

    2010 LANDLORD: "Falls' former landlord told CNN affiliate KVAL that Falls lived at her house in 2010. The woman, who asked to be identified only as Pauline, said she evicted Falls after one year because his strange behavior made her uncomfortable." (I think this was in Springfield - if anyone knows differently, let me know - TIA)

    PET: "Springfield, Oregon, Police Sgt. Rich Charboneau said his department had some contact with Falls during the last few years for minor offenses like traffic tickets and a dog at large."

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/us/woman-kills-attacker-serial-killer/
     
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm not hearing anything local on this guy. Usually when there's a crime, I'm hearing all kinds of comments. I'll have to start shaking some trees and see what falls out.
     
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  15. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Was Springfield man Neal Falls a serial killer?
    Police investigating Falls' ties to 9 murders and disappearances in 3 states

    Although on Monday it was revealed Falls had been questioned or interviewed by police in as many as 20 states, in Oregon, he had only a few minor traffic infractions on his record.

    At one point in time, the Springfield man resided in Eugene. His former landlord and roommate, Pauline, spoke about her experience living with him.

    “The first thing that he did that was a little odd was he immediately changed the deadbolt to his own,” Pauline said. “Only he had the key. And he said he had guns, weapons and that he was a security guard.

    Falls also lived in Las Vegas for 8 years while working at the Hoover Dam. During his time there, 4 escorts disappeared. Three of the women’s bodies were found dismembered and discarded along various highways both in and out of state.

    Had the West Virginia escort not killed Falls, police said they worry what could have happened next.

    read more .............. http://koin.com/2015/07/27/was-springfield-man-neal-falls-a-serial-killer/
     
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yeah, and he was living in his car when he was killed. He could have been ANYWHERE!

    I wish they'd release more information so we can track him.
     
  17. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    Me too! He could wrap up a few cold cases out there. :(
     
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  18. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    It says he's 45, so he was born in 1970 ish. So, he would have been an "adult" and possibly out on his own circa 1988. That's a whole lotta years he could have been out killing people. Nothing surprises me anymore.
     
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I did a White Pages search and came up with Eugene, Springfield, Lebanon and Albany Oregon. They are all within an hour of each other. Prostitution isn't a very big industry in this area, but that doesn't mean he didn't ride up the 5 freeway to Salem and Portland. I just don't know of any missing women in those cities? Maybe he didn't "work from home"?
     
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