Flint, Mi., police are searching for a man they believe has slain five and attacked seven slightly built or vulnerable African-American men in three months, with no apparent reason other than to kill, reports the Detroit News. “He’s killed five people,” said Flint Police Sgt. J. Leigh Golden said. “He’s just killing them, not robbing them.”
Police warn that the serial killer appears to be targeting smaller-framed or otherwise vulnerable victims. Golden would not say whether the attacks were racially motivated. “We don’t know that for sure,” she said. “It may just be coincidence that that’s (black men) who he is finding late at night. We have one victim who was not a black man.” Officials with the Flint branch of the NAACP said the safety of black people isn’t taken seriously in the city. Frances Gilcreast, the local president, said it’s alarming to learn about serial killings after 12 attacks have occurred. She knew nothing until yesterday when she saw a TV news report.