For more than a decade Derrick Todd Lee, also known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, circled around south Louisiana, picking his victims carefully then pounced on them visciously, slashing them with a knife or using his bare hands to kill them.
DNA evidence is what finally put Lee behind bars. He was found guilty of the murder of two of his victims - Geralyn DeSota and Charlotte Murray Pace. He is currently sitting on death row, awaiting execution.
1. Gina Wilson Green
September 24, 2001 - Gina Wilson Green, 41, worked as a nurse and an office manager for Home Infusion Network. She was found murdered in her home on Stanford Avenue near Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
According to autopsy reports she had been raped and strangled. Investigators determined that her purse and cell phone were missing. The cellphone was located weeks after her murder in an alley in another area of Baton Rouge.
Prior to her murder she told a friend and her mother that she felt as if she was being watched. DNA evidence later tied Lee to the murder.
2. Randi Merrier
April 18, 1998 - Randi Merrier 28, divorced mother with a three-year-old son was raped, beaten and stabbed to death. She lived in Oak Shadows subdivision in Zachary, La. which is also where her three-year-old son was found wandering around in the front yard the following morning that Randi went missing.
Her body has never been found, but evidence found at her home has been connected to Derrick Todd Lee. Randi lived almost next door to Connie Warner who was murdered in 1992.
3. Geralyn DeSoto
January 14, 2002 - Geralyn DeSoto, 21, from Addis, LA was a student at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA and was planning to attend graduate school in the fall of 2002.
On the morning that she was murdered she made arrangements for a job interview later that same day. She wanted to be able to pay for her upcoming tuition. She never made it to the interview.
Geralyn was found by her husband dead inside their home. She had been raped, brutally beaten and stabbed to death.
Their home was located on Hwy. 1 which is the main road Derrick Todd Lee traveled to and from work at the Dow Chemical Plant in Brushly, LA.
Geralyn's husband was the lead suspect in her murder before DNA evidence was linked to Lee.
4. Charlotte Murray Pace
May 31, 2002 - Charlotte Murray Pace, 21, was murdered right before she was to become the youngest student in LSU history to receive her master's degree in business administration.
Her roommate found her dead in their Sharlo apartment in Baton Rouge, LA. They moved to their new apartment a week before from a rental home on Stanford Ave., close to where Gina Wilson Green lived when she was murdered.
There were signs that Pace put up a powerful fight. Autopsy reports say she had been raped and stabbed over 80 times.
DNA evidence linked her murder to Derrick Todd Lee.
5. Diane AlexanderJuly 9, 2002 - Diane Alexander, Saint Martin parish, was raped, beaten and strangled inside her home. Her son interrupted the attack and Lee fled the scene. Alexander survived the attack and helped the police put together a composite of Lee.
6. Pamela Kinamore
July 12, 2002 - Pamela Kinamore, 44, was a mother, wife and business owner. She had an antique store in Denim Springs, LA and lived in Briarwood Place Subdivision in Baton Rouge.
She was kidnapped from her home, beaten, raped and her throat was cut.
Investigators did not find evidence that her killer broke into the home. He either came through an opened window or door or she let him enter.
Her body was discovered four days after she went missing, concealed under bushes about 20 miles from Baton Rouge in an area called Whiskey Bay. A small silver toe ring that she almost always wore was missing. Police believe it was taken by Derrick Todd Lee as a trophy.
7. Trineisha Dene Colomb
November 21, 2002 - Trineisha Dene Colomb, 23, of Lafayette, LA was grieving over the recent loss of her mother when she was kidnapped from her mother's burial site.
Her body was found three days after she went missing about 20 miles from where her car was found in Scott, LA. She had been raped and beaten to death.
DNA was later linked to Derrick Todd Lee.
8. Carrie Lynn Yoder
March 3, 2003 - Carrie Lynn Yoder was living in Baton Rouge, LA when she was kidnapped from her LSU apartment, beaten, raped and strangled to death.
On March 13, 2003, her decomposing body was found in Whiskey Bay near the same location to where Pam Kinamore's body had been found. Unlike Pam's body which seemed to be carefully placed and hidden, Carrie's body appeared to have been tossed from the bridge.
DNA evidence linked Derrick Todd Lee to her murder.