Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett cited high levels of carbon monoxide, exposed wires in showers, gas and mold issues.
"It truly has been a new day for survivors," the woman's lawyer said.
"This is my autobiographical story," Williams said in front of her studio audience.
Researchers tested blood and semen found on a shawl near the body of the killer's fourth victim, a woman whose mutilated body was found in September 1888.
Coley McCraney, 45, was arrested after investigators made a DNA match.
The brown pelican is a species protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Florida state law.