Suspected serial killer back in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman deputies say operated as a serial killer in Spokane in the early 1990's is back in town to face the murder charges. Donna Perry was booked into the Spokane County Jail late Friday afternoon.

Perry, who was a man named Douglas Perry at the time of the murders, was released from federal prison in Texas earlier this month. She was serving time on a federal weapons charge.

Deputies say they have DNA evidence linking Perry to the murders of three women. Yolanda Sapp was found dead in the 4100 block of East Upriver Drive in 1990. Nickie Lowe's remains were found on South Riverton March 25, 1990. And, Kathleen Brisbois was found along the Spokane River near Trent and Pines on May 15, 1990. All three women were shot to death.

The cases went cold for years and the murders were once thought to be connected to Spokane serial killer Robert Yates. Detectives started working on the case again in 2005 and linked them to Perry in 2012.

Perry will face a judge in Spokane next week.