Police in Arizona have identified a recently retired Border Patrol agent as a suspect in a string of rapes committed more than 20 years ago.
Mesa police officials suspect John Joseph Daly III, 57, of being the East Valley Rapist, a man who targeted at least eight women between July 1999 and October 2001.
Daly was an agent with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 20 years. He joined the ranks in November 1999, four months after the series of rapes began.
Daly, who worked out of the Douglas Station in southeast Arizona, retired in December 2019, according to the Arizona Republic.
Mesa police authorities said Tuesday that they were pleased to make the announcement of Daly’s arrest and bring closure to his alleged victims.
Mesa police Cmdr. Chris Rash, who was the original detective on cases there, spoke of that excitement at a news conference Wednesday, the Republic reported.
“If you’ve sat with a victim at one, two o’clock in the morning when they’ve been through a traumatic experience and they’re recounting that to you, that leaves a lasting impression,” Rash said. “That’s probably the most satisfying part, is seeing that they’re going to have some closure now and hopefully some full final healing that can come through this process.”
According to police officials, the eight cases throughout Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Bisbee were believed to be related due to the similar behavior of the suspect in each assault. The victims, all white women between 21 and 41 years old, told police that the rapist entered through open or unlocked windows and doors.
“He would enter residential houses and, in a lot of the cases, the victims would wake up to him already being in the house, so things like that were specific to him and his crimes,” Mesa police Detective Brandi George said Wednesday, according to the Republic.
The assailant blindfolded his victims before sexually assaulting them.
Three of the unsolved cases were linked over the years by DNA, authorities said Tuesday. At the time, however, investigators were unable to find viable leads and the DNA did not match any of the profiles in the national database, George said.
The break in the long-unsolved cases came in February after Arizona detectives received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, a grant program that aims to help law... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Recently my wife and I contracted Covid and decided to buy a game to sink time into while we waited for our quarantine period to end. We picked up Persona 5 Royal, and after sinking 101 hours into it, I’m finally ready to share my definitive thoughts about the experience.
As someone who played the game a while after it came out and detached myself from the hype that the game generated from the general public during the time of its release, I definitely was not caught up in the storm that this game’s following whipped up. I was still making my way through P3 and P4 at the time that P5 came out, and all I was hearing about the game was praise. It literally ranged from its more conservative supporters saying it was one of the best games of that console generation, and its most avid fans went as far to say that it was one of the best RPG’s of all time. Do I agree with either statement?
No, but it’s still a really good game.
Persona 5 Royal is solid with a lot of great moments to offer and has a strong sense of style and presentation, but the overall experience is betrayed by its pacing and parts of its plot and writing. Before getting into that, I have to say that there is plenty to like in this game. As I said, the style is on point. The costumes are sick, there’s an edge to each character’s design that fits their personality and bleeds into combat to make it much more engaging. And speaking of engaging, there’s almost never a part of a day in P5R that doesn’t feel like you’re doing something fun and meaningful to the gameplay or story, wether it’s hanging out with your favorite confidants, fighting evil adults, or crafting thief tools in class. The turn-based combat is rad and P5R adds tons of layers to the gameplay to make it tense and attention-grabbing in lots of ways, I’ll say with confidence that I very rarely felt like I was playing on autopilot during any of the game’s encounters.
These praises I’ve awarded to the game are all what ultimately put me across the finish line, but the journey to the credits was not all roses. I’ve got some serious issues with this game that definitely don’t ruin the entire experience for me, but it does keeps me from calling it one of the best games ever, or even the best Persona game in my opinion.
The first and most glaring issue with the game, to me, is how often I found myself annoyed by its characters. There are some highlights in the game, characters and confidants that I just couldn’t get enough of in my play... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've only ever had the premixed bottled/packaged junk and never understood this American obsession with Ranch. Really? This is the salad dressing hill you wanna die on?
But no. Buttermilk, mayonnaise and sour cream mixed with what I can only assume is dill and garlic-infused powdered crack cocaine make an entirely different beast.
I'm in danger, aren't I?
What other Ranch secrets have I not discovered? What else can I do with these little paper packets of culinary narcotics?
Edit: Y'all are some proper ranch heads. I love it. I'm gonna compile all the suggestions here in a later edit (AKA when I have time tomorrow). So far I'm already bursting with food-crack inspiration.
Edit 2: Time to try and compile this wellspring of ranch-infused crack cocaine information into some comprehensive list, for the betterment of humanity of course (but not their waistlines).
ALL THE CALS