Sensational crime lede du jour:
The author mentions "ninja garb" several times and speculates that a ninja crime wave is sweeping the Florida panhandle. But he doesn't explain what he means by the "bizarre dress of [the] executioners as Japanese ninja warriors."
I'm going to assume he means black ski masks and black clothes. What else would you wear to a home invasion?
I'd take notice if the assassins used swords or throwing stars, but according to media reports they used guns.