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Chicago police take fresh look at unsolved slayings of 55 women — and the possibility of a serial killer

CHICAGO - A bouquet of purple and red silk flowers - positioned in the center of an unfinished wooden garage door - surrounds the smiling picture of Nicole Ridge, who was strangled nearly a year ago but still remembered in this alley on Chicago's Far South Side.

"RIP" is written in black marker on a white cross just to the right. "Love all way."

Ridge's slaying is still unsolved - as are the strangulation deaths of dozens of other women in Chicago over the last two decades.

Now Chicago police have assigned a team of detectives to review the deaths more than a year after the Chicago Tribune first brought to light

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