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Is A Serial Killer Loose In Alaska?
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:14:29 PM »
While playing along the Alaskan shoreline in the summer of 2003, 11-year-old Kyle Loomis and his older sister Amanda stumbled upon the torso of a dismembered body.

Less than three months later, a father and son discovered a second torso while hunting in the mud flats of the Anchorage coast.

Police were able to identify the victims as 22-year-old Desiree Lekanoff and 32-year-old Michelle Roth -- both of whom once worked as prostitutes. Since then, cops have confirmed that at least five other women have gone missing.

Now, America's Most Wanted has teamed up with detectives for a look inside Alaska's seedy underworld, and to figure out whether or not these gruesome crimes are the work of a serial killer.

AMW's Andrew Holland traveled to America's last frontier to investigate the story. While he was there, he spoke with several former prostitutes to help him understand more about the victim's lifestyle.

Andrew said that he returned to AMW with a new perspective and realizes now that many of the women on the streets are victims themselves.

"Some of these women were thrown out of their homes when they were teenagers," Andrew said, "thrown into a lifestyle that's extremely hard to get out of."

On this Saturday's show, we'll show you a seedy side of Alaska that few ever see. Until then, you can get the disturbing details of the investigation -- and information about women still missing -- at http://www.amw.com.