An Indiana doctor was arrested in Illinois on Monday in connection with four murders in Omaha, including those of a pathology professor and his wife in May, and Omaha’s police chief said his profile fitted that of a serial killer.
Dr. Anthony Joseph Garcia, 40, a former pathology resident at Creighton University, was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit the murders, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
Garcia was stopped by Illinois State Police and taken into custody without incident, though he showed signs of alcohol impairment and had a .45-caliber handgun with him, Schmaderer said.
“At this time, and every member of the task force feels this, but he does fit the elements of a serial killer, yes,” Schmaderer told a news conference in answer to a question. He did not elaborate.
Garcia is accused of killing Dr Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary Brumback, both 65, in May, as well as the 2008 killings of Thomas Hunter, the 11-year-old son of another doctor, and Shirlee Sherman, 57, the Hunter family housekeeper, police said.