In April, 1997, after being charged with killing a prostitute in Asheville, North Carolina, Lindsey, a former construction worker, has become the main suspect in the slayings of seven Florida women since 1983. Authorities pieced together his murderous trail after several former residents of the St. Agustine area now living in North Carolina sent news clippings about Lindsey's arrest to the sheriff in Florida.
Investigators thought some of the bludgeoning deaths and disappearances were related, but it wasn't until Lindsey, 61, decided to talk to visiting Florida detectives that the scope of the case came out. Although Lindsey did not confess, he expressed remorse and knew enough about each murder to be a suspect. "We've been able to connect Mr. Lindsey with each of these women and have determined he was responsible for their murders," St. Johns County Sheriff Neil Perry said.
All seven victims were from the St. Augustine area. Some of the women were prostitutes and some were drug users, he said. The bodies of two of the seven remain missing. Since Lindsey was brought to Florida investigators have started searching two ponds and a large pit outside of St. Augustine where bodies were believed to be dumped.