The recent reports about the murder of 24-year old graduate student Imette St. Guillen have titled the person responsible as the “Mummy Maniac.” More details have recently been released about that case and it tells the story of a sick, sexual sadist at work. Imette St. Guillen, was a graduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and she ended up in the hands of a person desperate to carry out his sick sexual fantasies.
According to The New York Daily News, St. Guillen was last seen at the Pioneer Bar around 3:00am on Saturday. She was out drinking with a friend from high school and they left together but soon parted ways. She spoke with another friend a short time later and told her friend she was at another bar and did not sound distressed.
According to The New York Daily News, a man dialed 911 anomalously from a phone in front of the Lindenwood Diner on Linden Blvd. and told police where her nude body was thrown in the weeds along the side of the road near the belt parkway. Of course, police are eager to track this caller down.
Some details of the murder that have been reported are quite revolting. St. Guillen was beaten, raped, sodomozed and suffocated. Her face was covered with strips of clear packing tape, her hair was cut off, her genitals sliced and she had a tube sock stuffed down her throat.
St. Guillen was found wrapped in a flowered bedspread as shown to the left. It looks like a pattern you would see in a hotel/motel and police believe the bedspread is over 10 years old. They are asking the public to see if they recognize the pattern.
The Boston Globe published an article containing some personal information on Imette St. Guillen. This was a beautiful, successful and smart girl. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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