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Police Arrest Suspect in Baseline Killer Case
Phoenix and police officials today announced the arrest of a man in connection with a sexual assault attributed to a suspect known as the “Baseline Killer.” Mark Goudeau, 42, was arrested Tuesday evening near 28th Street and Thomas Road.
Police said the Baseline Killer began a spree of sexual assaults and killings in August 2005 and that he is responsible for 23 crimes, including eight murders and several sexual assaults.
“We’re fortunate today to have another monster off the streets. Thanks to many people and to so many organizations for their help,” said Mayor Phil Gordon, who addressed the media this morning at a press conference at City Hall.
Mayor Gordon praised the diligent and collaborative work of law enforcement officials that included the Phoenix Police Department, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Arizona Department of Corrections. He also thanked the community for working hand in hand with the city’s 3,000-member police force in providing leads that led to yesterday’s arrest.
Police Chief Jack Harris said, “All I can tell you at this time is that there is forensic evidence tying Mr. Goudeau to this specific case. I want to praise the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department who worked tirelessly and sacrificed significantly to get to the point we are at today.”
Police said that the Baseline Killer’s last known attack was in June, when he abducted a woman from a carwash near 32nd Street and Thomas Road and killed her.
The Baseline Killer is one of two serial predator cases in the Phoenix area.
In the other, dubbed the “Serial Shooter” investigation, police arrested Dale S. Hausner, 33, and Samuel J. Dieteman, 30, last month.
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