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Tommy Lynn Sells killed several people before authorities finally caught up with him. Eventually, he would confess to killing 13 people in numerous states across the country, over an extended period of time.

Authorities label Sells as an unconventional murderer who doesn't fit the mold of a typical serial killer because his crimes fit no particular modus operandi. He has admitted to killing men, women, and children. Because he had no modus operandi, Sells was able to elude authorities for a long period of time. He appears to have been a killer of opportunity who drifted between different cities and states, using a variety of weapons to kill his victims.

Sells is reluctant to discuss information regarding his childhood. It is known that he was born on ...

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