Milwaukee Police Say Arrest Closes 21-Year Serial Killer Case

Police arrested Walter Ellis on Saturday at a motel, one day after authorities linked DNA from his toothbrush with samples found on the bodies of two victims.

A 49-year-old man suspected in the killings of at least eight women over 21 years in Milwaukee has been charged in connection with two of the homicides, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Walter E. Ellis of Milwaukee faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the killings of Joyce Mims, 41, and Ouithreaun Stokes, 28, who were strangled a decade apart.

Ellis was arrested around noon Saturday at a motel in Franklin, one day after authorities linked DNA from his toothbrush with samples found on Mims' and Stokes' bodies, according to newspaper.

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