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Pastimes : Murder Mystery: Who Killed Yale Student Suzanne Jovin?

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1198)12/7/2005 8:30:06 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell  Read Replies (1) of 1390
 
Re: Why John Regan fits the Jovin killer profile

Over the years I've read countless stories about murders, abductions, rapes, etc. Not once have I ever said to myself "this guy fits my profile of Suzanne Jovin's killer." John Regan does.

1. Regan lives in Waterbury, CT. and worked as a traveling salesman for ABC Supply Co. which has offices in six CT cities. This puts him in a van driving around CT.

2. Regan was caught attacking a girl in Saratoga Springs, NY, so we know he doesn't just stick to his home town. Suzanne Jovin was killed in New Haven, CT.

3. Regan tried to abduct the girl by forcing her into his van without the use of a gun—- in a crowded area. According the the New Haven Police, a tan or brown van was seen driving slowly by the Jovin crime scene.

4. Regan apparently likes high school to college age girls. Suzanne Jovin was a Yale student.

5. Regan is a known stalker who appears to plan his attacks. This is consistent with my theory that Jovin's killer parked his van and waited for a victim with an escape route in mind.

The reason why I never considered a single abductor/killer theory a high probability is the amount of effort and planning that would take and the high risk of getting caught. Yet here we have a guy who travelled alone, rigged his van accordingly, and wasn't afraid to do so with people around.

It seems reasonable that Regan might have parked his van in the dead area on Elm near Park (where Suzanne lived) waiting for a suitable victim. When Suzanne walked by he, as he did in the attempted Saratoga Springs abduction, grabbed her by the waist, covered her mouth, and threw her into the open van. This suddeness would explain why Suzanne would not have dropped her soda bottle. Being that he was far from home (Waterbury) he had planned to do "things" in his van. Perhaps Suzanne became belligerent and he just got nervous and stabbed her repeatedly to shut her up.

- Jeff
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