The NYPD is currently on the search for other victims of a online dating website serial killer from Connecticut named Danueal Drayton. Drayton is responsible for the murder of 29-year-old Samantha Stewart, a nurse in Queens, NY, whose brothers found her strangled in her apartment after not being able to reach her over the phone. He’d met his victim on Tinder. “[Drayton] has made statements alluding to his participation in other crimes, including other homicides,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Tuesday.
According to reports, Drayton used Stewart’s credit card to purchase an airline ticket to Los Angeles. Police found and arrested him in an apartment in North Hollywood on July 24. Police found another woman bound and being held captive against her will when they arrested Drayton. He’d met this victim after sharing an Uber. Since his arrest, authorities say Drayton has admitted to committed other murders in Connecticut, California, and New York. Dermot Shea tweeted last week, “When we captured Danuel Drayton in LA for the murder of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart, he had another victim held captive. He’s off the streets but may have victimized others via online dating sites. Need help or have info? Call 800-577-TIPS/ sex crimes hotline 212-267-RAPE.”
An ex girlfriend of Drayton’s, who she met on the dating app ‘Plenty of Fish’ has come forward claiming Drayton threatened to kill her repeatedly. Watch her statement below:
source – gothamist