Police ID 2 Female Victims Of Clarksburg Killer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Clarksburg, W.Va. (AP) -- Police have identified two women killed by a Clarksburg handyman who committed suicide last week as authorities closed in to arrest him.

The remains of 26-year-old Carrie Lynn Baker were found in Barbour County, while the body of 40-year-old Carolyn Sauerwein was found on the suspect's family property in Braxton County.

Baker went missing in Clarksburg in July 2008, and police say that's when james childers killed her in his home.

Police say Sauerwein was apparently killed on the childers property.

Her family reported her missing in Phillipi last week.

Childers confessed to the murders in a two-hour audiotape mailed to police.

He also claimed three other victims, but no more bodies have been found.

Police didn't say how the women were killed or whether they knew each other.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Shelley Location: Marietta on Jun 12, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    Bobbi, I hope and pray for you, and your family, I hope you find closure, and answers to your questions.
  • by Bobbi Location: wv on Jun 11, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    I dont know the details and exactly who this murder is but, as from what i have read so far this man claims to have killed many women. Not revealing thier identities or where he put thier bodies. I have a sister that has been missing since Feb. 2009. I'd really like to know if she could be one of his victims? Who knows when thiers so many sick sexual predators running free in the world. after all in Parkersburg, Wv alone thier were 87 registerd offenders, lets not forget about the unreported creeps learking in the world. It is yet unknow if someone close to my sister or a stranger had something to do with her disapearance but over time we learn the truth. Unfortunately our family is hurting after waiting for answers four months now. We want to know who this murders victims are.
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