Police in Delray Beach, Florida, are searching for suspected serial killer James Allen Kinney who is believed to have been living in Delray Beach since May. Kinney, 51, is suspected of killing women in Washington, Michigan and Iowa, has been in . "He lives somewhere between Boynton Beach and north Broward county," said Detective Robert Stevens at a news conference. The Vietnam veteran has stayed at Veteran's Administration Hospitals and homeless shelters throughout the U.S., and most recently he befriended an elderly Delray man confined to a wheelchair, who he met at a local VA hospital. Investigators said he typically hangs out at American Legion halls or Veterans of Foreign Wars halls.
"We've exhausted all leads and haven't been able to identify where he is," Stevens said. "He hasn't been seen (by police) in two years. The trail is cold, but hopefully this will generate leads." Two years ago, Washington police said Kinney was responsible for the disappearance and murder of 20-year-old Keri Lynn Sherlock. Her body was found on a dirt road in the woods and was identified through dental records. A 1997 murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, woman and a 1998 murder of a Des Moines, Iowa, woman also point to Kinney, police said. All three victims were young, white women. The suspect has previously worked in South Florida on temporary day labor jobs, Stevens said. In April, Kinney was spotted at the Philadelphia International Airport after he was profiled on the TV show "America's Most Wanted."
The suspect, who uses the alias Jerome Romano Porrovecchio, is known to be friendly and a pathological liar. He befriends elderly people and becomes their caretakers to make money. He has also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a result of his service in Vietnam. "If you have a suspect involved in three murders and hasn't been charged with one, obviously it's important ... so we can bring him to justice and he doesn't do it again," Stevens said. The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office in Washington is offering $10,000 for information that leads to Kinney’s arrest.