Woman Believes Grandpa Could Be Alphabet Murderer: 'Fully Invested'

Viewers were shocked after a woman posted a TikTok listing all the reasons she believes her grandfather could have potentially been the infamous "Alphabet Murderer" from Rochester, New York.

Alexis, or @its_uhleksis, posted the TikTok on March 22 where it received nearly 620,000 views and 1,100 comments, many from viewers who said she might be the most recent person to solve an unsolved case online.

"These are the reasons why I believe that my grandfather may be the Rochester Alphabet Killer," Alexis said at the beginning of the video.

In the two-minute long clip, Alexis goes on to explain that the murders, also known as the "double initial" murders took place between 1971 to 1973. She explained that all three victims were girls aged 10 to 11.

Alexis also said that all three victims had initials that were the same letter: Carmen Colón, Wanda Walkowicz and Michelle Maenza.

"Their bodies were left in towns within Rochester that began with the same letter as their names," Alexis said. "So Carmen was left in Chili, Wanda was left in Webster, and Michelle was left in Macedon."

Alexis said her aunt was "good friends" with Walkowicz and that her grandfather also knew the girl. She also said that at the time, her grandfather owned a grocery store and that he spoke to Walkowicz the last day she was seen.

"Eyewitnesses told investigators that they'd seen Wanda walking home from a store with groceries," Alexis said. "As she walked home eyewitnesses also stated that she was seen talking to the driver of a brown vehicle and at the time, my grandfather may have owned a brown station wagon."

Each of the victims was found with white cat hair on their clothes and Alexis said there were often cats kept in the basement of the store to catch mice.

"Now this is where it gets juicy," Alexis said before revealing that her grandfather made the police's suspect list during the investigation into Walkowicz's death.

She explained that her grandfather was the first person to offer a reward for any information about the girl's disappearance. She also said that after an unidentified body was found, her grandfather reportedly told people it belonged to Walkowicz before it was even confirmed.

"Now if you didn't have anything to do with it why would you be going around telling people that?" Alexis asked.

In the past few years, TikTok and other social media platforms have seen a fair share of users who dive into cold cases in an attempt to find additional clues or to spread information, with many finding themselves successful.

A famous case in which TikTok users actually helped police was the disappearance of Gabby Petito in August 2021 after she went on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend–who police were unable to locate.

One TikTok user said that after seeing various videos of Petito's boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, she believed he was the hitchhiker she and her boyfriend picked up.

In 2020, the sister of Alissa Turney–a 17-year-old who disappeared in 2001–created a TikTok account to spread information about her sister's case. The woman said she was suspicious of her father, who was later reportedly charged with second-degree homicide.

More than 1,000 viewers commented on Alexis' video, many saying they believed her and others saying they grew up hearing about the unsolved murders.

"I'm from Wayne County, NY. My mom told my sister and I about this. Fully invested girl," one user commented.

"Sounds like you're onto something," another viewer commented. "People who are too active with cases always give me sketch vibes...his list of suspects."

Some other viewers offered Alexis suggestions, such as seeing if the cases are considered "cold."

"Could request the case files and see if there's anymore dots to connect," one viewer suggested.

"Have you thought about contacting law enforcement to do a familial DNA test?" another user suggested. "Bc of the SA it could narrow it down."

One user even claimed to be a family member of one of the victims and said the families still deserve answers.

"My aunt was Wanda Walkowics, I'm PRAYING they reopen the case. My mom and aunt deserve answers and justice."

Newsweek reached out to Alexis but did not receive comment in time for publication.

Woman thinks grandpa could be murder suspect
A woman went viral after revealing that she believes her grandfather could potentially be the "Alphabet Killer," responsible for murdering three young girls in Rochester, New York. Olivier Le Moal/iStock