Falls, 45, was shot to death by a woman he met in the escort section of Backpage.com, authorities say. She says he showed up at her door on July 18 armed with a gun. "Live or die?" he allegedly asked when she opened the door. Then he began choking her, according to police
"When he strangled me, I grabbed my rake, and when he laid the gun down to get the rake out of my hands, I shot him," the woman, who asked to be identified only as Heather, told CBS News of the encounter.
Charleston police said Monday that they found a list with the names, ages and phone numbers of six other women from Backpage.com in his pocket, WSAZ reports.
Authorities contacted the women to tell them that they may have been targets of a serial killer. Thankfully, they were all still alive.
Charleston Police Department
"Based on the items this man had in his possession, it's hard to imagine this was only going to be a one-time event for him," said Steve Cooper, the Charleston Police Department's chief of detectives.
"It's likely that Mr. Falls is a serial killer," he added.
The deceased 45-year-old is also suspected in the disappearances and deaths of at least four prostitutes in the Las Vegas area, as well as a half-dozen women in Chillicothe, Ohio. Falls lived near Las Vegas during the time the women disappeared.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office; U.S. National Missing and Unidentified Persons System; Foster family