Saipan – The suspect in the 2012 murder of Filipina bartender Emerita Romero is also being linked to three more murders.
In a report from the Saipan Tribune, Joseph Crisostomo is being linked to the 1995 kidnapping and murder of a couple that owned a store in Dandan.
Multiple sources disclosed that authorities reopened the investigation into the killing of Zhao Ming Hou and his wife Yu Hua Huang after a woman told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Crisostomo’s possible involvement in that case.
Hou and Huang were found dead in separate areas in Kagman 3 on March 29 and 30, 1995. Hou was shot repeatedly, while Huang was strangled.
Crisostomo has also been linked to the killing of Bao Ying Chen whose naked body was found at Laulau Beach on Nov. 23, 2006. An autopsy determined that she died of asphyxiation by drowning.
Police arrested Crisostomo last Friday for the kidnapping and murder of Romero. Romero was reportedly kidnapped near her house in Garapan on Feb. 5, 2012.