December 8th, 2006 Unsolved Grizzly Murders Do we have a serial killer on our hands? Early today, the corpses of an elderly couple were discovered in their rural home in the North Western Astoria woods brutally killed. It is the fifth in a series of murders previously thought-to-be unlinked murders in the area. Speculation in the area has run wild in the midst of the Eckert Family tragedy, many choosing to believe that Christopher Eckert who is currently suspected to have murdered his wife is innocent and that his family was a victim of this potential serial killer themselves. Details on the cause of death are at this time not in public hands.