(MENAFN – Morocco World News)
Rabat – The National Criminal Police Brigade, in collaboration with Agadir and Inezgane judicial police, arrested on Saturday evening a suspect for allegedly being the ‘Souss serial killer,’ who murdered 8 homeless people in the South.
Eight identical murders were recently recorded, seven in Agadir and one in Marrakech, said the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in a statement.
These crimes were executed by the same person, as the nature of the assault, the weapon, and the targeted victims were all similar, said the same source.
‘Investigations, supported by technical and scientific expertise, including DNA evidence, resulted in the arrest of the main suspect,’ said the statement, adding that the suspect is himself a homeless person.
The suspect, aged 29, was taken into custody, pending investigations by the prosecutor’s office
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia stated, in its March 9 edition, that the investigators have found that all of the ‘serial killer’ victims were stoned in their heads, leading to their demise. The paper also revealed that most of his victims were in their fifties.
The DGSN said that it is coordinating with the Royal Gendarmerie to identify similar crimes committed in the same manner that may have involved the 29-year-old suspect.