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Suspected Missouri serial killer potentially linked to Deidre Harm case


AVA, MISSOURI & WISCONSIN RAPIDS-- The Wood County Sheriff's Department is looking into whether the suspect who hanged himself in jail is linked to the death of Deidre Harm.

Investigators turned their attention to 36-year-old Christopher Revak after someone in Central Wisconsin called in a tip.

Lt. Bob Levendoske of the Wood County Sheriff's Department says"This tip said that perhaps we should look into the similarities of the criminal activity."

Investigators say they don't believe Revak was in Wisconsin when Harm vanished but that he resembled this person of interest identified during the Harm investigation. He lived in Missouri but has family in the Wisconsin Rapids area.

Harm was last seen alive June First of 2006 in Rapids. Hunters discovered her remains in a wooded area later that year.

A stunning update around the case of a murdered Ava woman. Authorities believe they have found a serial killer.

Renee Williams disappeared in March 2007 outside the Eagles Lodge in Ava. Her remains have never been found, but an arrest in her death was made last month.

Prosecutors charged 36-year-old Christopher Revak with Williams' murder. A short time later he hanged himself in the Douglas County Jail with his own uniform.

Monday Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase said Revak is suspected in murders from two other states.

"He is a suspect in 3 other homicides on missing women, some of them dating back to 14 years ago," Degase said.

The sheriff said this is just the surface, indicating there may be other cases connected to Revak.

"he's done a great job of concealing from friends and co-workers they said it was totally out of character"

Investigators say Revak was leading a double life. He was a father and a married man

Degase said Blood and Saliva DNA connect Revak and Williams outside the Eagles Lodge and in Revak's truck. And a piece of clothing at Revak's house also connect him to Williams murder.

"we have not found remains of Renee Williams" Degase said

And now with Revak gone it will be even harder. Sheriff Degase says they are looking in a field that has a connection to Revak, but he would not say where that field is located.

Revak also worked as an EMT in Taney County recently and as a Strafford volunteer fire fighter and EMT in 2001.

Chief Jerry Schiman says Revak was a practical joker but a serious worker and everyone who knew him is stunned.

"It's hard to believe but then again, a lot can happen in six years." Schiman said

Authorities are going to brush hog the field where they believe Williams remains are located.

(ABC Affiliate KSPR in Springfield, Missouri Contributed to this Report)

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