The Poughkeepsie Killer: June 4, 2012
Kendall Francois is a john who frequents the Poughkeepsie, NY streets where he lives. For over two years, he picks up and murders eight prostitutes and is only discovered when the would-be ninth victim escapes and reports him to police.
Over a two year period, eight women disappear from Poughkeepsie, NY. All of the women are prostitutes who work in the area. Several suspects come to light, but no evidence can ever be connected to them. Then in September 1998, a prostitute tells police that Kendall Francois tried to kill her. He had been questioned previously but said nothing incriminating and even passed a lie-detector test. When he finally confesses, a search of his home reveals eight bodies.