A home health care nurse accused of killing an elderly woman in Dallas – and attempting to smother two other area old timers – has authorities now combing through 750 unsolved deaths to see if there are more victims, according to reports.
Plano police first zeroed in on Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir when a 91-year-old woman told authorities that her aide tried to smother her on March 19.
He told her: “go to bed, don’t fight me” and then put a pillow over her face until she passed out and then stole to her jewelry, according to an arrest warrant.
Cops decided to tail Chemirmir, 45, and the next day were hot on his tail when he tossed a jewelry box in a dumpster, the Star-Telegram reported.
A name on the jewelry box that Chemirmir tossed led investigators to the home of 81-year-old North Dallas resident Lu “Kim” Harris — who was found suffocated to death in her bed.
Authorities busted Chemirmir for capital murder March 20, after finding Harris.
Now, they also believe he tried to smother a 93-year-old woman in a Frisco retirement community in Oct. 2017.
The woman said a maintenance worker had come to her home, forced his way in, knocked her to the ground and put a pillow over her nose and mouth.
He then stole several pieces of jewelry and left.
“He knocked a 93-year-old woman to the floor from her walker and smothered her with a pillow,” Plano Chief of Police Gregory Rushin said Friday. “Who does that?”
Dallas assistant police chief David Pughes said that Chemirmir has been in the Dallas area since at least 2010.
Police from Dallas, Richardson, Plano and Frisco are now working to identify any other possible victims — by sifting through 750 unsolved cases involving the deaths of elderly people.
“We’re worried we could have more,” Pughes said. “It will be a monumental task. But we’re up for the challenge and we’re gonna make sure we check each and every case,” he added.
Two other possible victims have already come forward, telling police that Chemirmir tried to sit on their chests and smother them with a pillow, Fox 4 reported.
Chermirmir, was previously given trespass notices and was accused of posing as an employee at a retirement community in Dallas in 2016, according to WFAA.
The Kenyan native moved to the US in 2003 and began the process of becoming a citizen in 2007, but hasn’t finished it. ICE has placed an immigration hold on him and he faces deportation if convicted.
He remains in Dallas County Jail on $1 million bail.