Funfair employee could possibly be SERIAL KILLER after admitting killing two girls and teenage woman

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James Michael Wright, 23, admitted shooting dead three victims during an 18-day killing spree which took place between February 28 and March 17 near his home in Mendota, Virginia

Detectives plan on contacting other jurisdictions along the East Coast where Wright worked to see if they have any missing person cases that may have connections to him.

Sheriff Newman said: “The investigation is ongoing regarding the suspect’s activities while travelling with the carnival because, again, we know that carnival travelled extensively, certainly throughout the East Coast.

“Basically, this individual killed three women within about an 18-day period.”

When asked if Wright is a serial killer, Newman replied: “I think you can say that, yes.”

Wright could face the death penalty for his crimes, but he claims they were accidental.

Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman said: “We find that hard to believe based on the information we have.”

The alleged serial killer admitted shooting the women and said he met them through his work as a subcontractor for a carnival, police said.

“Basically, this individual killed three women within about an 18-day period…”

Sheriff Newman

He worked for James H Drew Exposition, a Georgia-based amusement company operating along the East Coast.

One of his victims, 17-year-old Joslyn M. Alsup, of Cobb County, Georgia, was the daughter of one of his co-workers at the carnival, cops say.

Wright claims he thought she was an animal after the pair had sex in the woods and shot her accidentally.

Other victims were identified as Elizabeth Marie Vanmeter, 22, of Carter County, Tennessee, and Athina Hopson, 25, of Johnson City, Tennessee.

Both women were reported missing in March.

Wright told cops he shot Hopson on March 17 and was moving her body when it fell out of a truck and rolled into a river.

The remains of two bodies, believed to be Vanmeter and Alsup, were recovered during a search of properties around Wright’s home.

One was discovered near some logs while another was buried in a shallow grave.

Wright is being held without bond on three counts of capital murder.

A TRAVELLING fairground worker is believed to be a serial killer after he admitted killing two women and a teenage girl he met on the job.

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