There could be a new lead in the case of missing Lebanon County woman Kortne Stouffer.
The 21-year-old has been missing since July. Now, a bounty hunter believes he knows who killed her and he says its a serial killer who is still in the area.
James is a bounty hunter in Dauphin County and believes the man pictured in a sketch could be responsible for as many as eleven murders and sexual attacks dating back to 2005.
“When you look at all areas where something happened, the common denominator is the military,” the bounty hunter stated. “Same unit, always at that area. That unit trains at Fort Indiantown Gap and Fort Bragg.”
It's a theory shared by others online and could include missing Lebanon County woman Kortne Stouffer.
“There's no fact it has to do with Kortne Stouffer, but there’s no way you can rule it out,” James stated.
James believes the man stalks the women when he's traveling with the National Guard. They are all built alike and similar in appearance.
“He watches, he knows them, and I don’t think they really know him,” the bounty hunter stated.
James says he knows first hand the suspect, who he has identified but doesn't want to name publicly, was in the area when Stouffer went missing.
He also says he was in Charlottesville, Virginia in October 2009 when Morgan Harrington was killed. Her remains were found three months later in a field and the FBI linked her killer to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax County.
Her mother says she's cautiously optimistic her daughter's killer could be close to caught if the theory is correct.
“This bounty hunter may be on to something he may be connecting dots. and similarities between young women is startling,” commented Morgan’s mother, Gil Harrington.
But also says she's prepared to wait, the same way she's waited since 2009.
“It's been a long time, three years and five months but not a roller coaster of tips and evidence, this is the first one, but all it takes is one,” Harrington admitted.
Again, police in both Virginia and in Pennsylvania say they have nothing that proves this theory is anything more than a theory.
Of course if you have information into the disappearance of Kortne, call police.