VICTIMS - Nicole Piacentini and Elaine Goldberg have been linked by DNA to the same attacker. Police say that same person may be responsible for a third slaying and five other assaults since early October. The surviving victims are not being identified.

* Allison Edwards was found dead on Friday on Glendale Street near Erie Avenue in Juniata Park.

* Nicole Piacentini was found dead on Nov. 13 on Cumberland Street near Jasper in Kensington.

* Elaine Goldberg was found dead on Nov. 3 on Ruth Street near Hart Lane in Kensington.

* Early October. A woman claims she was sexually assaulted and choked into unconsciousness at an abandoned property on Cumberland Street near Jasper in Kensington, the same location where Piacentini was found dead.

* Oct. 31. A woman claims she was sexually assaulted and choked into unconsciousness on Sergeant Street near Kensington Avenue in Kensington.

* Nov. 14. A woman claims she was raped and choked into unconsciousness a couple of times, before being robbed of $283, on Flora Street near Carlisle in North Philadelphia.

* Nov. 28. A woman claims she was dragged into a vacant lot on Buckius Street near Jasper in Juniata Park by a man with a box cutter and ordered to undress. When she screamed, he put her in a choke hold, but despite that, she was able to continue screaming. He fled on foot without sexually assaulting her.

* Yetserday. A woman claims she was strangled, punched and hit in the head with a brick in the same alley on Sergeant Street near Kensington Avenue where the Oct. 31 attack occurred.