Woman can break lease at suspected killer's home

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, July 08 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:55:09 PM CDT July 08, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn't budge.

KMOV-TV reports that Catrina McGhaw rented a house in Ferguson, Missouri that was once home to Maury Troy Travis. The 36-year-old waiter committed suicide in a county jail in 2002 after he was charged with killing two St. Louis area women. Police said he was a suspect in as many as 20 murders in the area.

McGhaw says she initially wasn't aware of the home's morbid past. The St. Louis Housing Authority told the television station that McGhaw can break the lease and move out at the end of this month.

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