Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Criminal Profile: Francisco Del Junco

By Sudipa Sarkar
Francisco Del Junco (38), a serial killer in Miami, was charged with the murder of four African-American crack addict women – Vida Hicks (43), Diane Helms (44), Cheryl Lee Ray (37) and Janice Cox (37). On June 3, 1996, Francisco Del Junco, a dishwasher in Dan Marino's American Sports Bar & Grill in the Tony Coconut Grove area of Miami, acknowledged the charge of killing and setting on fire those four women. The incidence happened in between August 1995 to March 1996. All of those victims had been murdered brutally beaten, burned and partially unclothed within or nearby Miami city.

Features of the offence:

The authorities and investigators of the murder taken place found the bodies of Vida Hicks (43), Diane Helms (44), Cheryl Lee Ray (37) and Janice Cox (37), all alleged African American prostitutes, along the railroad tracks near Miami’s raw market, which is next to the Burdines mausoleum in the momentous city graveyard and located in an deserted gas station in the garment district. The women found were brutally murdered, bashed about the head and set on to the fire. As reported by the retired detective Jack Calvar, who worked in his case, the offender’s pattern was almost consistent in all of the cases.

Character of the offence:

The offence is characterized by brutal torch and intensely weird. The offender murdered them and then bashed up their head and set on to the fire.

Origins of the offender:

Francisco Del Junco is originally from Cuba who came to Miami in 1980 through Mariel boat lift. He was well liked and well appreciated for his work in his workplace. But he is basically a loner in nature and likes to maintain a distance from few family members who used to stay in Miami.

Criminality of the offender: Geography of the offender:

The murder was happened in the the railroad tracks near Miami’s raw market, which is next to the Burdines mausoleum in the momentous city graveyard and located in an deserted gas station in the garment district.

Predicted future behaviour of the offender:

As argued by his lawyer, Francisco Del Junco is suffering from schizophrenic disorder and low I.Q problem which makes him not being able to understand the constitutional right at its fullest extent. The offender, if released, may continue with his style of committing brutal murder.

Interview strategies to be adopted:

More than 500 interviews have taken place to facilitate the investigation process in order to identify the strong features against the suspect convicted the crime in question. The common feature reported about the offender is dread supposedly as a reason for his dreadlock hair style.

Threat assessment:

In 1996, the police influenced Francisco Del Junco to re-enact the crime scene again in front of the investigator. The police reported that Francisco Del Junco performed every single detail that only a killer could be able to know. The murder type is reported is first degree murder which is also accompanied by one aggravated battery charges.
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1 comment:

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