A 55-year-old man identified as Homer Lee Jackson has been arrested and charged in a series of murders that targeted prostitutes in Portland in the 1980s, police announced on Friday.
Homer Lee Jackson, 55, is charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of Essie Jackson, Tonja Harry, Angela Anderson and Latanga Watts, KGW-TV reported. He is being held without bond.
Authorities say Jackson may also be responsible for a countless number of other deaths.
Portland police linked Jackson to the crimes through forensics and other investigative evidence.
“Detectives are asking the public to help with these cases by providing any information they might have about these four victims and about Homer Jackson, including people who have associated with him in the past few years and can talk about his routines, habits and places he frequents,” Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police said at a Friday news conference.
Jackson has a long criminal history dating back to 1983 for such crimes as burglary and criminal mischief.