Woman can break lease at suspected killer's home

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Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 3:03 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn't budge.

KMOV-TV (bit.ly/1mtN29H ) reports that Catrina McGhaw rented a house in Ferguson, Missouri that was once home to Maury Troy Travis. The 36-year-old waiter committed suicide in a county jail in 2002 after he was charged with killing two St. Louis area women. Police said he was a suspect in as many as 20 murders in the area.

McGhaw says she initially wasn't aware of the home's morbid past. The St. Louis Housing Authority told the television station that McGhaw can break the lease and move out at the end of this month.

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Information from: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com

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