Bar­bour told the Daily Item that the killings occurred over the past six years in Alaska, Texas, North Car­olina and Cal­i­fornia. That’s sent inves­ti­ga­tors in those states back to their cold-​​case files, but it’s also raising ques­tions among people who study serial killers.

Any­thing is pos­sible, and of course it’s con­ceiv­able that she’s a serial killer,” North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack Levin told CNN. But he said few women are serial killers, and those few are typ­i­cally older and don’t use knives, as Bar­bour is accused of doing in the Penn­syl­vania case.

Author­i­ties haven’t yet cor­rob­o­rated any of Barbour’s claims, including state­ments that she was involved in Satanism. Her alleged con­fes­sion has raised ques­tions among attor­neys, missing per­sons experts and even a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Church of Satan, the nation’s largest satanic body.

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