Police search for serial stabber

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LEESBURG, VA (WWBT) - We are learning new details about a series of stabbings in Leesburg. Right now police think those crimes could be linked to a serial killer in the Midwest.

Police in Leesburg and Michigan are looking for a suspect they believe is behind a series of violent attacks, all with one thing in common.

They believe the suspect is responsible for stabbing 15 men in Flint, Michigan. Five of them were killed. They believe he's also behind three violent attacks in Leesburg, two of them stabbings.

Investigators say the suspect's motive is race. Nearly all of his victims are African-American men.

Police say the suspect's car is a four door Chevy S-10 blazer. It's dark green with a light color trim on the bottom and has two large dents near the hood latch.

Investigators say it appears the serial stabber targets people who walk alone, sometimes starting up a conversation, sometimes with no warning.

They've set up a tip line to track down the suspect. If you know anything call 866-246-9500.

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