Authorities are hoping they have the answer to a question that has plagued them since early 2009: Who killed two mother-daughter pairs in a two-month period in suburban Maryland? Jason Thomas Scott, 27, was charged today in the murder of Delores and Ebony Dewitt, a mother and daughter who were found in a burning car in March 2009. A Prince George’s grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against Scott, including two counts of murder and two counts of burglary.
Law enforcement sources told ABC News that they believe Scott also killed Karen and Karissa Lofton two months prior in their locked home. The suspect holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College. Scott worked at UPS for nine years where he was arrested in July 2009 for selling weapons out his trunk his car. It was during this investigation that police found evidence allegedly linking him to the Dewitts’ deaths.
Investigators have always speculated that Scott used his knowledge of forensic science books to try to throw them off. Tactics like that led Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton to say,
“This is a very bad guy. … I think this individual is going to become one of the most infamous criminals in the history of the United States.”
This guy has the makings of a serial killer. Here’s to hoping the law caught him in his early stages of heinous crimes.