Police investigating the cold-case deaths of women from more than 30 years ago have linked four of them to a convicted triple murderer who authorities say may have been responsible for as many as 26 slayings.
Cops are investigating if Vincent Groves is responsible for 26 murders.
District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Vincent Groves, who died in prison in 1996 at age 42, was tied by DNA to the 1979 killings of women found strangled and partially nude in an alley, an industrial park and a bathtub in Denver.
Police used a DNA profile of Groves they recently found from an old murder investigation and linked it to the three separate crime scenes.
Groves was serving a life sentence for the 1980s strangling of two young women. He had been released on parole in 1987 after serving five years in prison for killing a third woman in suburban Denver.
The 1979 slayings of Emma Jenefor, 25; Joyce Ramey, 23; and Peggy Cuff, 20, bore strong resemblances to Groves’ past killings and the disappearance of a woman that Groves was suspected in, police said.