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New Jersey's Sarah Butler case


#SarahButler was found dead at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey, and police say she may have been a victim of an alleged serial killer in the making.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – At 3:52 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2016, #Khalil Wheeler-Weaver used his phone to Google date-rape drugs. 

One hour and 53 minutes later, he used the same phone to solicit Sarah Butler for sex, offering $500. Butler was nervous. 

“Wow,” said Butler, 20, a college student who communicated with Wheeler-Weaver on a social media app called Tagged. “You’re not a serial killer, right?”  

Ten days later, Butler’s body was found under a pile of leaves and sticks in Eagle Rock Reservation. 

Details connecting Wheeler-Weaver’s cellphone searches for date-rape drugs, his interest in deadly poisons and his attempts to contact women for sex filled a day of testimony Thursday in Essex County Superior Court in Newark, New Jersey. Wheeler-Weaver is accused of murdering three women and attempting to murder a fourth in a three-month killing spree in the fall of 2016. 

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