Bilbao in Spain: the police hunt a suspected homosexual serial killer

He allegedly killed his dates with drugs then looted their accounts: In Spain, police are looking for a suspected serial killer – who targets gay people.

According to the police, a serial killer is on the move in Spain who targets homosexuals and has already killed at least four men. The four murders took place in the Basque metropolis of Bilbao in northern Spain, ‘El Mundo’ newspaper and other Spanish media reported on Wednesday, citing responsible authorities in the Basque country. A young man aged around 20 to 30 is wanted as an urgent suspect, he said. The alleged perpetrator was described by a victim who escaped in December.

The wanted person is suspected of murder on at least four counts. In the meantime, it is not excluded that he has at least four other lives on his conscience. According to reports, all the murders have more than one common denominator: the victims allegedly contacted the suspected serial killer through the gay-friendly dating app Grindr. They invited him to their home and were drugged to death there. In all cases, the victims’ bank accounts were looted.

The murders, so far blamed on the unknown, were committed over the past year. The Basque Country Police have not issued any official announcement at this time. Upon request, however, she confirmed media reports and ongoing investigations. Bilbao Mayor Juan Mari Aburto admitted in an interview that there was a “tense calm” in his city due to media reports. City Hall is aware of the investigation. But you need to do everything possible not to “alarm” society.

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