Last September, after DNA evidence linked Dennis P. Donohue to the 1993 strangling of Joan Giambra, Deputy Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda made a strong statement about Donohue at a police press conference.
"It's possible he's a serial killer," Derenda said. "He is a person of interest in two other homicide cases."
Donohue can't be tried in one of those two cases, and investigators have no physical evidence or eyewitnesses in the other.
So -- barring any news about Donohue's expected appeal of his conviction for murdering Giambra -- we may have heard the last of Donohue.
A man expected to go down in local law-enforcement circles as a murderer, but not as a serial killer.
-- Gene Warner
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