Victim's Family Questions Killers Story

By: AP
By: AP

Victims families are trying to sort out what a suspected serial killer's claim of killing 49 people since the 1970s means to them.

Lisa Lowe's family says Robert Charles Browne may have gleaned details of missing people or unsolved murders to amuse himself with detectives, or bolster his ego. Lowe's death is one of six that investigators believe they have corroborated.

Shirley Winfrey still lives in Forrest City, Arkansas, where Lowe, her daughter, lived when she disappeared in 1991. She says her daughter had four young children at home, no car, and no time to go to Memphis, Tennessee, where Browne told investigators he met Lowe.

Winfrey disputes Browne's claim that her daughter was a prostitute. Browne told investigators "this lady was laid to rest" in 1980, eleven years before she went missing.

Lowe's body was found in a drainage ditch next to a river near West Memphis, Arkansas. An autopsy ruled her cause of death "undetermined" and the manner "unknown."

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