Possible Serial Killer Nabbed, Police Say Suspect Connected To Three N.C. Homicides

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Source: MEGA; Greensboro police

Apr. 25 2022, Published 4:46 p.m. ET

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An alleged killer has now been connected to several homicide cases in North Carolina, according to reports.

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This week, the Greensboro police in North Carolina announced they charged John Richardson, 53, in connection to the death of James Goolsby, 38, according to WXII.

Goolsby was originally reported missing on March 22 and investigators learned that foul play might be involved, according to WXII. The evidence identified Richardson as a suspect.

Goolsby’s remains were found in Henry County, North Carolina, on April 14.

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Police charged Richardson with first-degree murder, concealment of death, dismember/destroy human remains, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held in jail without bond.

But authorities also said they connected Richardson to two other homicides.

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He was charged in connection to the Feb. 1 death of Michael Hemphill, who was shot on a Greensboro street in late January, according to WGHP. Richards was also accused of the March 10 murder of Mark Anthony Gilbert.

Investigators are working to see if Richardson can be connected to other homicides, according to WGHP.

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Police have not given a motive for the killings or said if the victims are connected.

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Source: MEGA; Greensboro police

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