A commonly known fact about killers, or serial killers if you will, is that they generally have a modus operandi (M.O.), and perform their acts as a type of ritualistic release. The idea that a serial killer could change his M.O. and the location of his killings is not well documented, nor is the act itself very common. However, this may be the case, as Long Island police have uncovered a body dumpsite, which has unveiled eight corpses thus far. This case is strange, as there are no witnesses or suspects to the crime. Stranger still is the chilling similarities to an open case in West Mesa, Albuquerque, New Mexico; appropriately dubbed “The West Mesa Bone Collector”. Could the killer be one and the same? A more terrifying question is, could it be the work of a real werewolf or skin walker?
The cases are separated by an almost coast to coast distance; some 2000 miles apart. In 2009, the bodies found in Albuquerque were only found by chance, as a woman unassumingly walked her dog and discovered a bone sticking up out of the ground. The bodies, which some say total eleven with others saying thirteen, were found to be the deceased cadaveric remains of missing local prostitutes. The night time streets became a lot more horrifying for those women of ill repute, who all agreed that they had a real life boogeyman hunting them as they worked. Police arrested suspects, but all were later cleared; leaving the case open and very cold.
Some theorized the work of a werewolf, as the crimes had no witnesses and no leads, as well as the way the bodies were dumped near Anasazi ruins. Another theory, which was more terrifying than the idea of a werewolf, was that of a skin walker. The skin walker is the Native American version of the shape shifting beast, which spawns legends and spooky tales all over the American south west. There is but one small difference between the two creatures: Werewolves are the product of a curse, as skin walkers openly choose to be what they are.
Shift (no pun intended) to Long Island, New York. Now there are eight more bodies, and although the police say there are some irregularities between the cases, they haven’t ruled out a possible connection. That brings us to this possibility: The werewolf/skin walker has either moved east, or he is not the only one out on the prowl. Just imagine for a moment, there are two or more of these beasts hunting and dumping bodies in remote locations, and in different cities. Scary stuff…
The aspect of the killings that has remained the same is that the bodies were dumped in a close proximity to each other in both cases. This means that the dumpsite(s) may hold a special place in the killer’s heart; a sort of way to commemorate the events that took place. It could be a way of remembering those who were savaged; victimized by either a cursed soul, or one who chose to be what he is.