In 2015 a Charleston, West Virginia intercourse employee named Heather Saul met a person, Neal Falls, on-line who needed to grow to be a consumer. Sadly, there are usually not many assets obtainable to intercourse staff to assist them display shoppers and hold themselves secure from predators, and so they (rightfully) are reticent to speak to police as they may very well be charged with prostitution. It’s not clear if Heather ever agreed to take him on as a consumer, however we do know he discovered her handle and went to her residence. Falls gained entry and instantly attacked Heather when he bought inside by strangling her, pointing a gun at her, and telling her he would kill her if she didn’t comply along with his orders.
Heather says, “He walked over right here to me and simply caught the gun in my facet and instructed me, ‘Reside or die.’”
Heather believed the man did not want to use his gun (not less than immediately) and was in a position to combat along with her attacker. She grabbed a close-by instrument that was meant to select up after her canine, Fancy, and swung it at him, forcing Falls to set down his gun with the intention to try to seize it. As he did this, Heather gave up the instrument and grabbed his gun as a substitute, instantly capturing and killing Neal Falls.
Heather’s again was damaged and he or she dislocated her shoulder within the battle and he or she was hysterical when police arrived. They discovered four pairs of handcuffs in her attacker’s pockets. When Falls’ automobile outdoors of Heather’s home was searched, they discovered a kill kit, confirming what might need occurred to Heather if he had been in a position to subdue and rape her. The kill equipment contained weapons, an axe, a machete, knives, a sledgehammer, extra handcuffs, duct tape, a shovel, rubbish baggage, a tub that could fit an adult woman, bleach and different cleansing provides. He additionally had a King James compact reference bible.
Charleston, West Virginia Police Lt. Steve Cooper said, “What involves thoughts if you take a look at these gadgets is a serial killer equipment…I consider that [Heather Saul] saved lives and hopefully we’ll be capable of carry some closure to another households too.” Cooper additionally added that he has been a detective for 18 years and has by no means come throughout such a kill equipment in his profession.
Heather additionally famous that Falls seemed experienced during the attack, “You might inform from his upper-body power, you may inform that he’s performed this for a very long time. He knew the best way to hold management of me.”
Police have linked his kill equipment and Modus Operandi to nine murdered and disappeared women in three states. As a result of Falls is useless, he seemingly won’t ever be conclusively linked to those circumstances. The names of those ladies are:
Lindsay Marie Harris
Misty Marie Saens
Wanda Lemons (lacking)
In case you are within the investigation into Neal Falls’ attainable victims, this podcast is a good place to start.
Neal Falls was born in 1969 and grew up in an abusive household close to Eugene, Oregon. He was obsessed w weapons and navy paraphernalia from a younger age. He labored in unskilled and transient jobs. Round 2000 he bought in hassle for abusing animals. Additionally round that point he went on a intercourse tourism journey to the Phillipines, however was by no means charged with that crime. In 2008 he was requested to stop a job after sexually harassing a coworker.
Additionally present in Falls’ pockets was an inventory of six ladies who labored as intercourse staff. Upon investigation, the ladies on the record had been nonetheless alive. The record could have been meant victims for Falls.
Heather Saul was not charged with any crime and is taken into account a hero in her hometown.