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20060103: Assault suspect is serial killer, police say TX Arlington Serial Killer News
The man who police say sexually assaulted and killed an Arlington woman 18 years ago has a history of violent crimes against women that dates back to when he was a teen-ager.

Using DNA evidence, Arlington police cold case investigators have linked Roger Fain Jr. with the death of Linda Donahew, whose nude body was discovered June 1, 1987, inside her southwest Arlington home. She had been strangled and stabbed in the neck.

Fain, 51, now faces a capital murder charge in the case. He is already serving a life term for the 1994 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Dumont of Austin. The former Dallas man also has a lengthy history of crimes against women across Florida and Texas, including kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, Arlington police Sgt. Mark Simpson said.

Fain was also a suspect in the 1994 death of Darlene Anderson, a Round Rock woman he knew, police said. Anderson, 38, and Fainís ex-girlfriend Dumont, 39, had gone missing a month apart from each other, according to the Austin American-Statesmanan.

Their bodies were found lying near each other in a cow pasture in Round Rock. Their clothes also appeared to have been cut from their bodies, like Donahewís clothing had been, police said.

Fain was convicted in 1995 of Dumontís slaying, but police did not have enough evidence to charge him with Andersonís death. He is eligible for parole in 2024, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

"What youíre looking at is a serial killer," Simpson said.


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