Police sources said there are similarities:
– Both girls were choked to death.
– Both had their pants pulled down, although Moore was raped while Petro-Nixon was not.
– Their bodies were stuffed into black garbage bags and dumped.
After speaking to New Jersey investigators, Brooklyn cops believe the two murders could be Coleman’s handiwork, the sources said.
After she was killed in a New Jersey motel room, Moore’s fingernails were clipped and her body washed down in bleach, an effort to erase clues.
The body of Petro-Nixon, a top high school student, was found four days after she vanished on Father’s Day, with a chemical scar on her leg – possibly caused by bleach.
The connection may be a long shot, but cops said they are leaving no stone unturned in an effort to solve the Brooklyn teen’s murder.
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