Patrick Tracy Burris


Age: 41


Summary: confirmed serial killer who was responsible for at least five known murders in rural northern South Carolina's Cherokee County over six days this past week, in which most victims were shot to death and whose final known victim 15-year-old Abby Tyler later died of her wounds at a local hospital on July 4, 2009 and who was known to police as a repeat offender with a long rap sheet running more than 25 pages, but who had recently been paroled after serving seven years for felonies such as breaking and entering and larceny.



Cause of Death: Shot to death during a police shootout


Born: August 8, 1967


Died: July 6, 2009


Location: Dallas, North Carolina