Serial killer suspect charged with 13th murder
Jackson County prosecutors filed a new murder charge today against accused serial killer Lorenzo J. Gilyard, 56, who already was accused of killing a dozen women and girls in a 16-year-period.
The most recent charge involves the February 1989 death of Helga Kruger, 26, a Kansas City woman whose nude body was found at 16th Street and Troost Avenue. The Austrian immigrant had been raped and strangled.
Prosecutor Mike Sanders previously charged Gilyard in connection with the deaths of three girls and nine women between 1977 and 1993. He announced last year that he is seeking the death penalty for Gilyard, who remains in the county jail awaiting trial.