Prostitute murders Miami 1995
before she of with v . op^ are an and much boy Salesman Admits Killing 6 Prostitutes, Police MIAMI (AP) -- A string of prostitute';, murders .was solved after a streetwalker; .who was raped by-\ a building-supply salesman, then\ left bound-, and gagged : inÂ· his apartment, banged oh walls until neighbors called 911, -police said. ; _ f ; Five months after the search went cold, Rory Enrique Cpnde admitted strangling or ; suffocating six prostitutes in his apartment and .dumping their bodies in residential neighborhoods, police saidMonday. by in middle-class Hispanic neighborhoods along the Tamiami Trail,.a jor east-west thoroughfare feeding downtown MiamiJ : ' ' . -.:"., .- ..:, Local media dubbed the"kiiler; the ' 'Tamiami Strangler.'' Five v victims were women, and one 'jwas : ja transvestite who Conde^,said, 'he thought was a woman. -? . . The killer scrawled a taunting mes-r sage on: the .back of the third victirn, Metvin said. But the rnurders ended.in January with few clues. Jjirhis.cbnfessibn Sunday,.the only Theh,.a : week ago, neighborejheard . ii--.,,--- --ii^i:-^_^. *~i^^jiÂ·-.-. ---_-:.,/ji;_- .^L^ - - - ' more said. "I and and for Hoist. ;Busey, Nick Gabe and before one alternate. he really easily," ation; ; Cqnde ; gave ' f o r -/the four-month rmurder spree was that he was having vproblemsv. with his. estranged/ wife, who moved out about nine months ago with their two children.; Â· :Â·..Â·Â·.-.Â· ,-: .\ - Â·':Â·-Â· "It; stemmed from his broken relationship with his wife," and prostitutes "were easy, targets,", said Sgt. John Metvin. Â· ; : ; . "He cried and sobbed the whole time" during the confession, said Sgt. Felix Jimenez. "He seemed .very re- Cbnde, 30, .was linked- by DNA tests to five of the killings, and items belonging to the slain prostitutes were found in. Conde'^ apartment, police said. ' : He was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and jailed without bail. Prosecutors did not immediately indicate whether they would seek the death penalty. From September to January, the killer terrorized streetwalkers along a strip of low-rent motels and strip malls.. The bodies were dumped near- prostituteTMbanking bn'-Gpnde's apartment walls. 'Rape investigator's told homicide detectives that the case had similarities.to the - prostitute killings. Â·Â·Â·:Â·Â·-.!Â·Â· '.-.i^. It was the 4,919th tip in-.a case ; that generated more than 5,000 leads. Conde had offered the woman on June 19 to have sex auhis'.apartr ment, Â·!when".the going rate ffor-'.street hookers is $20 to $40, Metvin.said. Conde told investigators he had no intention of killing her. - ,^... . The slight, freckle-faced ;mah with close-cropped curly blackrh'ait jan'd L .mustache was picked up by police Friday at the home of relatives.in suburban Hialeah. A preliminary DNA test came back positive on Saturday, linking Conde to the prostitute^ who survived, police said. . .'.,^" v :*'Â·Â·' An hour after Conde confessed Sunday, another round of DNA test results came back linking .him to of the victims, police said. ; Â· , . Â·Â·' "He was not bragging," Metvin said. "He was not an arrogant indi-. vidual."