Police in Hampton, Virginia are assisting police her in Connecticut in the investigation into serial murders after several bodies were found behind a New Britain strip mall.
Officials from the Hampton, Virginia police department said on Thursday they are working in conjunction with the New Britain Serial Killer Taskforce.
On Aug. 20, 2007 a person who was looking for a place to hunt found human remains behind the shopping center at 593 Hartford Road.
In the days that followed, more remains were found.
Authorities have identified seven victims and believe each was killed in 2003.
The task force is investigating those deaths and multiple sources have told NBC Connecticut that William Devin Howell, 45, is suspected of killing the victims.
Howell is currently serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter in connection with the death of Wethersfield resident Nilsa Arizmendi.
According to Associated Press reports from May, Howell grew up in Hampton, Virginia and Wavy.com, a local Virginia news station, reports that Howell lived in the home police are searching today.
Hampton police have not said anything about a possible connection to Howell, just that they are assisting with a search warrant connected to the task force.
According to Wavy.com, New Britain police contacted authorities in Virginia on Wednesday.
Police told Wavy.com that they have a search warrant for a yard and house at 100 Gumwood Drive in Hampton and served the warrant at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday.
Police have identified the victims as Diane Cusack, of New Britain; Joyvaline Martinez, of East Hartford; Mary Jane Menard, of New Britain; Melanie Ruth Camilini, of Seymour; Danny Lee Whistnant, of New Britain; Nilsa Arizmendi, of Wethersfield; and Marilyn Gonzalez as victims of the serial homicides.
Photo Credit: Hampton Virginia Police