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Hunt for a Killer Nabs Alleged Ivy League Fraudster

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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AKA-HOLE Reed, if that is her name Cops have yet to find the killer of five women inside a Lane Bryant store on Saturday in Tinley Park, Illinois. But they did unearth Esther Reed, an alleged fraudster whose used a half-dozen names in her cons, once assuming the identity of a missing girl to get into Columbia University in New York.

Private investigators were on the hunt for Reed, and the Secret Service had placed her on its Most Wanted List. But it was a sharp-eyed patrolman checking out vehicles in a hotel parking lot close to the Lane Bryant crime scene who finally apprehend her. Upon being discovered, Reed said, "I am who you think I am."

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