Back in 2014, Olga DeJesus was discovered deceased in a New Jersey apartment. Detectives promptly identified the cause of death as asphyxiation, and they noted how the victim’s pet dog had also been killed by strangulation. The FBI was brought into the investigation. A short time later, Lamont Stephenson was identified as the murder.
Police spent years attempting to track down the suspect. The FBI began offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the suspect, and they moved Stephenson’s name to the most wanted list in 2018. While the FBI received dozens of tips, they weren’t any closer to tracking down the murderer.
That was until March 6th when detectives stumbled upon another one of Stephenson’s victims. The police were called when relatives couldn’t get in touch with 40-year-old Natina Kiah. Detectives reported to the scene and discovered her deceased body in her bedroom. Police quickly surmised that Kiah had been stabbed to death. Police were most concerned when they realized the victim’s pet cat was killed in a similar manner.
It didn’t take long before it was revealed that Kiah was dating a new man: Stephenson. Relatives told police that the two had met at a homeless shelter. Kiah had been working there as a security guard, and relatives assumed that Stephenson had worked there s well.
Then, on March 7th, police officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to a suspicious person call. At around 2 A.M., officers began investigating and found the suspect wandering around with a backpack and a weapon. He appeared to be living inside an Enterprise box truck and told officers that he was homeless. It didn’t take long before he confessed his real name to authorities, and he was promptly arrested.