Police: Suspect found victims on dating site
Investigators also linked Drayton to a June 17 rape in Brooklyn, police said. The year-old victim in that case had met Drayton on Tinder and they spoke for a few hours before meeting up, the officials said.
Suspected dating app killer
Drayton allegedly choked the woman when she said she wanted to leave and then raped her, according to the officials. The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
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Investigators believe Drayton may be responsible for other attacks and believe he was using several dating websites and apps to meet women, Dermot Shea, the chief of detectives in New York City, told reporters.
Drayton, who has history of violence against women, including arrests for unlawful imprisonment and strangulation in Connecticut, had bought a one-way ticket to California almost immediately after Stewart was killed, Shea said.
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The same day she received the message, the woman said she saw Drayton outside of her home slashing her tires, the documents said. During a second court appearance, Drayton asked to be released - over the objection of prosecutors - and Nassau County District Court Judge Erica Prager agreed to release him without bail.
Police investigating suspected dating site killerís claims of up to 7 murders
Police are in the process of unraveling the extent of a potential serial killer's carnage, after he made claims about murders that have yet to be confirmed by investigators. Danueal Drayton was arrested last week in Los Angeles and is set to be extradited to New York in connection with the murder of one woman and the rape of another - both of whom police officials said he met through online dating apps.
Drayton had been wanted for the murder of a nurse in Queens who was found dead in her home a few weeks ago, after she met Drayton on the dating app TinderNew York Police Department officials said. Now, police sources tell ABC News that Drayton is claiming he was involved in three murders in New York and as many as seven murders in total nationwide - though no evidence has emerged to validate Drayton's additional claims.
So far, New York police have only connected Drayton to the Queens murder of the nurse, Samantha Stewart, and a separate rape in Brooklyn. He was arrested in Hollywood, California last week after Los Angeles police said he strangled and sexually assaulted a year old woman he had also met on a dating site.
Danueal Drayton's last words to her were, "I'm gonna kill you," she said.
While the prospect of Drayton, 27, being involved in additional crimes has not been ruled out, New York police sources said that no evidence has yet emerged to corroborate his other claims. While Drayton claims he strangled a man in the Bronx, for instance, New York police sources said there are no unsolved murders in that area that fit his description.
Jun 14, †∑ P olice have issued a warning over a suspected dating app killer after a murder in Battersea was linked to a robbery and a rape of another man days earlier. Jul 30, †∑ Police investigating suspected dating site killerís claims of up to 7 murders Police are in the process of unraveling the extent of a potential serial killer's carnage, after he made claims about murders that have yet to be confirmed by investigators. Aug 01, †∑ Zynea Barney, 26, told ABC News that suspected dating app killer Danueal Drayton strangled and threatened her after the two went on a date. ABC News During their final encounter, Drayton allegedly Author: Julia Jacobo.
So detectives are checking for similar cases across the border in Westchester County, New York. He then began digging in his pockets before he allegedly lunged at her, she said. Barney said she went into "survivor mode," before clicking the button to release her seat belt and opening the driver's side door. Drayton then allegedly took one hand off of her neck in an attempt to close the door, but Barney said she "threw" herself outside of the car.'It's Just Sick': Ex-Girlfriend Of Suspected NY-To-LA Dating App Killer Says She Was Also Victim Of
Drayton then allegedly hopped outside of the car on the passenger side, but Barney said before Drayton could get to her, three factory workers approached her, asking if she was OK. The workers then chased Drayton off after he kept "charging toward" her, Barney said. Drayton's last words to her were, "I'm gonna kill you," she alleged.
Police then arrived on the scene and saw that Barney had swelling on her neck, she said. She says she refused medical attention, telling officers she just wanted to get to her son at his day care but let them photograph her injuries and write a report.
After picking up her son, police escorted Barney home so she could pick up some belongings and drive to a friend's house - a location that Drayton didn't know about, she said. Barney said she still has a mark on her throat from where Drayton allegedly dug his thumb into her. Barney claims every day after that, Drayton would call her, vacillating between apologizing and allegedly threatening her in voicemails.
Police arrested and jailed Drayton days after he allegedly assaulted Barney, she said. She didn't know that he had been released from jail in New York until last week when the NYPD announced that he'd been arrested on different charges in California and was a suspect in the murder of a nurse in Queens, New York.
Barney says no one at the police department or district attorney's office reached out to let her know Drayton had been released. She then became scared for her the safety of her son, whom Drayton had spent a fair amount of time around, she said.
Barney's son would even call Drayton "Dada" sometimes, she said. Drayton, who is from New Haven, Connecticut, was arrested in Los Angeles on July 24 for allegedly sexually assaulting and trying to kill a woman there, NYPD officials announced after the arrest.
He was apprehended in North Hollywood while allegedly strangling and sexually assaulting a year-old woman whom he refused to let leave after a date, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Drayton had been wanted in New York as a suspect in the murder of a nurse, who was found dead in her home in early July, the NYPD said.
The "common denominator in these cases - one being a murder and one being a rape - is dating websites," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said last week. In California, Drayton was charged with attempted murder, forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment, Los Angeles prosecutors said.
Since in police custody, Drayton has claimed to have murdered up to seven women nationwide - all of whom he said he met on social media, police sources told ABC News.