Suspects of these crimes are usually employees in the healthcare facility.
The research found that patients in the healthcare setting are the majority of healthcare serial murders. Similarly, the suspects are more often than not employed by the facility where the deaths occur.
Other patterns involve that these fatal incidents tend to occur more than 30 days apart and the employees commit these crimes while they are carrying out their assigned duties. Additionally, many of these incidents were suspected by several coworkers before any official police investigations began.