The man accused of murdering a New York nurse last week may be linked to several killings, according to law enforcement agencies
Danueal Drayton, 27, of New Haven, Connecticut, was last Week accused of murdering Samantha Stewart. Stewart, a nurse, was found dead at her home in Queens on July 17.
Stewart's brother found her unconscious with neck and head injuries. She was naked and wrapped in a white sheet on the floor of her bedroom.
Her teeth were knocked out and she had injuries to her neck. Authorities declared her dead at the scene.
Officials believe Drayton and Stewart met on Tinder. Her family said surveillance records of a restaurant in Brooklyn they had gone to before their death helped identify the alleged murderer.
Investigators believe Drayton has used the online dating site and other social media sites to blackmail victims. Allegedly, he confessed to six more murders, police sources told The Daily News.
Drayton admitted to "a couple killings" in Connecticut and "single killings" in Long Island Suffolk County and the Bronx, the Daily News reported. He also claimed that he murdered a person in Long Islands Nassau County or Queens. It was not immediately clear if he committed the murders.
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"I believe there will be more victims," New York City Dermot Shea , the chief of the police department of the police department, said:
Drayton has a long arrest and was known to law enforcement. He was arrested in June in Nassau district.
This week, Drayton was arrested in North Hollywood, California, after imprisoning a woman in an apartment – believed to have flown to California after Stewart's death.
He allegedly sexually abused and suffocated the woman and refused to allow her to be released from her home on July 22 and 23. Shea said Drayton was arrested on Tuesday "before possibly taking another life."
Drayton has been charged with "attempted murder", violent rape, sexual immobility and imprisonment, "the Los Angeles District Court said on a bail of $ 1.25 million and is scheduled to appear on Monday could face life in jail if convicted, the Daily News reported.
"Our priority was to get a very dangerous person off the street," Shea said. "The urgent need was to get that guy off the road POPE ACCEPTS BISHOP MCCARRICK'S RESET MAKES CHILD ABUSE POSSIBILITIES
The nurse's father, Kenneth Stewart, said his daughter was "tortured," reported NBC 4 New York.
"She was tortured," he said, "handcuffed and tortured for hours. I only imagine the pain she suffered in the last moments of her life.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang and Fox News' Associated Press contributed to this report.