The words from the top cop in New Britain, Connecticut were chilling.
“The total number of bodies recovered at this time is at least seven,” Police Chief James Wardwell said Monday.
Cops had found the partial remains of four women in recent weeks in the same wooded area where the remains of three women were found in 2007.
They were 53-year-old Diane Cusack, 23-year-old Joyvaline Martinez and 40-year-old Mary Jane Menard, according to local Fox News in Connecticut.
That four more victims were now found -- and the news that one killer is responsible -- was breathtaking.
One of the newly found victims is Melanie Ruth Camilini, a mother of two last seen in Waterbury in 2003, Reuters reports.
Monday would have been Camilini's 42nd birthday.
The other three victims' remains have not yet been identified.
Saying little else, officials said the killer poses no danger to the public.
Chief State Attorney Kevin Kane would not say if the person was in police custody.