This expert linked the vampire LARP to the wearing of black trenchcoats:
"Dave Williams, a sergeant in the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department and a police expert who has been studying the Goths for six years, told The (San
Francisco)Chronicle that some Goths act out a bizarre and elaborate role-playing game, "Vampire, the Masquerade." He said one particularly
dark aspect of the Gothic is when role playing is carried to extreme. `'The game -- Vampire, the Masquerade -- I call it Dungeons and Dragons on
steroids,'' he said, adding that players assume the persona of vampires and act out attacks. ``There are people who I have seen who lose touch, who
think the gaming system and mythos are real. They have gone off and done some very strange things. Trench coats, like those worn by the
Colorado gunmen, are the modern equivalent of vampire capes in the symbology of the game, Williams said."
So if the black trenchcoat may be an indicator of inovlvement in the Vampire LARP, then the above examples could be just the tip of the
Clay Shrout, 17, murdered his parents and two sisters, kidnapped his prom date from her home, then drove to the school and held his first period math
class hostage at Ryle High School, Union, Kentucky.
He wore all black every day with combat boots and black trenchcoat.
Barry Loukaitis, 14. Frontier Jr. High School, Moses Lake, Washington. Dressed in all black, trenchcoat, 3 dead, 1 wounded.
Michael Carneal, 14, Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky. 3 killed, 5 wounded. Deliberately targeted Christians. No trenchcoat but he was dressed
in all black with combat boots.(though he ran with a clique of trenchcoaters)
"Kentucky Occult Teen Killers" six young people plead guilty to killing a couple and their 6-year-old daughter. Natasha Cornett, 19, the reputed
ringleader of the black trenchcoat wearing group, told her first lawyer she was the daughter of Satan. Prosecutors said two days before the killings
the group held a bizarre ritual in a Pikeville, Ky., motel room that included self-mutilation and bloodletting.
Two students at Evans HS in Appling, Ga, are arrested for threatening fellow students. They wore all black with trenchcoats and were involved in the
occult. Rumor had it they were planning to attack school in conjunction with the Columbine attack.
3 teens arrested for planned attack on their high school in Hoyt, Kansas. Each possessed a black trenchcoat.
Five teens from New Bedford, Massachusetts are arrested for planning an attack on New Bedford High School, Mass. The teens "are suspected of a plot
to shoot faculty and classmates and then kill themselves" on the roof of the school. They wore long black trenchcoats and died their hair different
colors. .....They collected "satanic and death writings"
Four young people are arrested in Loudown County, Virginia for the stabbing/slashing death of biophysicist Robert M. Schwartz, 57 at his secluded
"The suspects favored all-black outfits, long black (trench)coats." "....killings had 'cult overtones' " The suspects "...are said to have a
fascination with ... Satanism."
Daniel Hawke Fears, 18, Sallisaw, Okla. (2 dead, 7 wounded) He went on a 20-mile shooting spree, apparently targeting people at random. "He's
been a rebel without a cause. He was always a loner, and always wore a black trench coat."
Oakton, Virginia(just south of D.C.) 19-year-old Josh Cooke mowed down his parents in the basement of their home with a shotgun. Cooke wore a black
trench coat and had a wall-sized Matrix poster hanging in his bedroom.
Joseph Hunter Parker, 30, killed two people with a samurai sword at an Albertson's supermarket in Irvine, California(Orange County). He was wearing a
black trenchcoat and green beret when he was shot to death by police minutes later.
Oaklyn Public School, Camden, NJ
Matthew Lovett, 18, +two boys, ages 15 and 14; wearing black trenchcoats, arrested after they attempted to carjack vehicle; on their way to attack
school with numerous weapons.
Josh Magee, Malcolm High School, Malcolm, Nebraska
Arrested after pipe bombs and a rifle were found in his car outside school as he contemlated attacking: "Magee was dressed in camouflaged pants and a
black trench coat as he paced back and forth near his car for about 8 minutes."
Two teens, 15- and 17, arrested for planning attack at Quartz Hill High School, Lancaster, LACounty. The boys dressed in the Goth style, characterized
by trenchcoats, black clothing, black makeup and nail polish and piercings.
Jeff Weise, 17, wearing black trenchcoat, shoots seven at Red Lake HS, Minnesota
Lafayette Goth killer Scott Dyleski Convicted of murdering his neighbor, the wife of noted "CourtTV" commentator Daniel Horowitz. Wore a black
William Freund, 19, wearing a black cape and a paintball mask went on a shooting rampage in his upscale Southern California neighborhood(Alisa Viejo),
killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide. In his online profile, Freund described himself as someone who enjoyed "... role playing,
Tacoma Mall Shooter Dominick Sergio Maldonado, 20, 6 wounded
Wearing long black trenchcoat when he began his rampage.
Black trenchcoat-wearing Jacob D. Robida, 18, New Bedford, Massachusetts gay bar slasher/shooter.
Kyle Huff, 28, Seattle rave slayer, 7 dead, owned a black trenchcoat, attacked a party of goth ravers.
Hans Van Themsche, 18, wearing a black trenchcoat, shot 3 people on an Antwerp street.
Alvaro Rafael Castillo, 19, Orange High School, Hillsborough NC 1 lightly wounded, suspect's dad dead at home. Wore a black trenchcoat in the
Memorial Middle School, Joplin, MO Thomas White, 13, fired a round from an assualt rifle after walking into his school wearing a long, dark green
ex-student Sebastain Bosse, 18, Geschwister Scholl School, Emdetten, Germany (1 dead, 5 wounded) Wore a black trenchcoat in the attack.
John "Jack" Odgren, 16, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Framingham/Sudbury, Massachusetts
Stabbed a 15year old boy to death in the school bathroom. "Two juniors yesterday said the student now accused of the killing often wore a trench
coat to school."
Sulejman Talovic, 18 SLC, Utah, Trolley Square massacre shooter. Used a shotgun to kill six and wound four more. Wore a tan trenchcoat, or a dark
trenchcoat, during the attack.