Monday, October 30, 2006

Arrest Reveals Basement Torture Chamber

Oakland police call it a torture chamber that frightened even veteran detectives. They say a 41-year-old roofer turned his basement into something out of "Silence of the Lambs," where he killed one woman and beat others. He was arrested Wednesday night.

This is a disturbing case where police have discovered what they call a torture chamber inside a house in the Dimond District of East Oakland.

Police have identified at least one person who was tortured there, but they believe there are more victims.

The suspect, Earl Stefanson, is in custody after a lengthy chase through Oakland and Hayward. Detectives believe the 41-year-old roofer brutally tortured and killed a woman he was dating.

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