Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

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CHICAGO (AP) — Police say one man may have killed as many as a dozen Chicago-area girls and young woman in the late ‘70s and early 1980s, and their investigations into his actions and victims indicate how easy it was then for a serial killer to escape detection. Experts say Bruce Lindahl, who died in 1981, may have benefited from the fact that police didn’t have access to forensic technology or databases that could have helped them link crimes outside their jurisdictions. Police say missing person cases are investigated more vigorously today than they were when Lindahl preyed on women.