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The Serial Killer Detector

Help police find repeat murderers in your community -- and across the U.S.

Ever wanted to be a homicide detective? Here's your chance. Using this application, created by Scripps National Reporter Thomas Hargrove and Multimedia Producer Jason Bartz, plug in location, type of weapon, age, sex and other factors to reveal clusters of murders -- the tell-tale sign of a serial killer -- in your city or state.

Then report to Scripps Howard News Service what you've found, using the link at the end.

Good hunting!

How to get started: Choose a location

Since most -- but certainly not all -- serial killers tend to hunt for victims within a particular geography, the first step is to select a metropolitan area or a specific county in which to search.

Select a Metro Area

Or select a State and county