Wednesday 5 October 2022 06:45 AM Chilling surveillance footage shows man police believe is the California serial ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 06:45 AM Chilling surveillance footage shows man police believe is the California serial ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 06:45 AM Chilling surveillance footage shows man police believe is the California serial ... trends now

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A surveillance video showing a man in a hooded jumper, beanie, jeans and an all-black COVID style mask has been released by California police in relation to 'six murders that could be the work of a serial killer on a mission.'

Stockton Police released the surveillance video footage of a person sought for questioning on Tuesday encouraging anyone with information to call in.

The cases, which have left residents of the Northern California city on edge, have been linked by forensic ballistics evidence, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden told a news conference.

The shootings took place between April 10 and Sept. 27. Six victims were killed and a seventh survived her injuries.

'We don't know what the motive is. What we do believe is that it's mission-oriented. This person is on a mission,' McFadden said.

The chief said it was not clear what the victims, who included both men and women and ranged in age from 21 to 54, have in common. 

All but one were attacked in the Stockton area with the exception of a 46-year-old woman shot in Oakland who was the lone survivor.

Footage showing a man in a hooded jumper, beanie, jeans and an all-black COVID style mask has been released by California police

Footage showing a man in a hooded jumper, beanie, jeans and an all-black COVID style mask has been released by California police

California police released the video saying they wanted to question the person in the footage in relation to 'six murders that could be the work of a serial killer'

California police released the video saying they wanted to question the person in the footage in relation to 'six murders that could be the work of a serial killer'

The cases, which have left residents of the Northern California city on edge, have been linked by forensic ballistics evidence

The cases, which have left residents of the Northern California city on edge, have been linked by forensic ballistics evidence

Surveillance camera footage released by the Stockton Police Department showed a man who McFadden described as a 'person of interest' from behind as he walked through the hallway of an apartment building or motel.

McFadden said detectives did not have evidence tying the man seen in the video to the shootings but wanted to speak to him as part of their investigation.

He asked members of the public watching the footage to pay attention to the man's 'uneven stride' and unusually upright posture. A reward of $125,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

Stockton is a city of more than 300,000 people in California's central valley, about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

Five of the murders have been linked - four of the victims Hispanic - and found in Stockton since July, their murders linked.

They were Paul Alexander Yaw, 35, Salvador William Dubedy Jr., 43, Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez, 21, Juan Cruz, 52 and Lorenzo Lopez, 54.

The men were found dead alone and in the early hours of the morning and all killings took place in dimly lit environments. Some of the victims were homeless.

Police have said 'physical evidence' connects the five killings.  

Then two predawn shootings from 2021 were also tied to the prior string of homicides. 

On April 10, 2021, a 40-year-old Hispanic man was shot to death in Oakland,

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