At the time, John DeAngelis was a captain on the force. The death, says Val, completely devastated the family and left Barbara depressed. Solving Barbara's murder was the job of Atlantic City Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz. This story originally aired on May 19, 2007. Kim's cousin Juliette remembers the two of them growing up on the streets of Brooklyn. And as they began to identify the victims, it took on a new and more troubling dimension.
This industry has created over 40,000 jobs for people right here in Atlantic City. As correspondent Harold Dow reports, police in the Atlantic City suburb of Egg Harbor Township were alerted on Nov. Kim fell in love with another man, a chef she'd met at a cooking class and by 2003, the marriage was over. Fear of a serial killer on the loose rocked Atlantic City and the entire Northeast. .
The young couple moved to Florida and had two children; Hugh worked a good construction job, while Kim devoted herself to the kids. Even before Blitz identified Barbara Breidor, he revealed the name of the first woman found in the ditch: 35-year-old Kim Raffo. The second victim identified died similarly. After a tough year at Penn State University, Barbara left school and returned to the South Jersey shore. All four murdered women had friends and families who loved and supported them.
Behind them, a lonely path runs along a drainage ditch. In fact, it turned out that all four victims were methodically positioned in the same bizarre manner. But then things began to fall apart. Police had a high profile case on their hands with few clues. Fran and Val prefer to remember their sister in happier days, growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, spending summers with Barbara on the Jersey shore.
Three years after they arrived in town, Kim Raffo was dead. Tracy had only moved to Atlantic City within the past year. Hugh Auslander fell in love with Kim and married her in 1989. But Barbara had trouble coping with the sudden death of her father. Barabra Breidor's sisters Francine and Valerie were not surprised when they learned that she was one of the victims; Barbara had been missing for weeks. As Kim grew into a young adult, she seemed to be headed in the right direction. She was 23-year-old Tracy Ann Roberts, who, according to DeAngelis, came from a small town in Delaware and trained to be a medical assistant.
When police examined the first body, they immediately noticed something strange. She held several steady jobs, and in 1997, achieved a life-long goal: motherhood. Kim eventually moved to Atlantic City with her lover. So why and how did they end up in a place like this? He formed a special task force to crack the case. Her daughter Dominique is only 9. Barbara Breidor was 42 years old.
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