Police in Texas believe a man in custody for the strangulation murder of his ex-girlfriend killed at least one other woman prior to his arrest, and are now looking into the possibility he may have many more victims.
According to the Dallas News, Reginald Eugene Kimbro is a suspect in the rape and murder of Megan Leigh Getrum, 36, of Plano, who was last seen on April 15 when she went for a walk in a park near her home. Her body was found in a lake 30 miles away.
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As Crime Online previously reported, Kimbro was arrested for the April 10 rape and murder of his ex-girlfriend Molly Matheson at her apartment on the Texas Christian University campus. Kimbro reportedly admitted to police that he went to Molly’s apartment that night, at her invitation, but denied hurting her.
An arrest warrant obtained by the Dallas News says that Kimbro’s DNA was found on both of the bodies.
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With Kimbro linked to two murders, as well as prior accusations of sexual assault, police are concerned there could be more victims.
“We had the one, and then we had two,” Plano police spokesman David Tilley told the Dallas News. “Where there’s two, there could be three.”
In 2012 and 2014, two different women accused Kimbro of sexually assaulting them. Both said they were previously acquainted with the suspect, and that he allegedly put his hands around their necks during the assault. One woman decline to press charges, and another case was not prosecuted for reasons that remain unclear.
Kimbro is not known to have any prior relationship with Getrum.
Tilley told the newspaper that he hopes Kimbro’s arrest will prompt any other possible victims to come forward.
“There may be people out there who may have been scared to come forward. Now he’s locked up, and he’s probably not getting out,” he said.