Sunday, April 05, 2009

Smokey and the Serial Killers

FBI database links long-haul truckers, serial killings - Los Angeles Times: "The FBI suspects that serial killers working as long-haul truckers are responsible for the slayings of hundreds of prostitutes, hitchhikers and stranded motorists whose bodies have been dumped near highways over the last three decades.

Federal authorities first made the connection about five years ago while helping police link a trucker to a string of unsolved killings along Interstate 40 in Oklahoma and several other states. After that, the FBI launched the Highway Serial Killings Initiative to track suspicious slayings and suspect truckers."


Anonymous said...

I just knew it.


Gerard Saylor said...

Anyone recall that short story with the trucker who suspects another unknown trucker of killing car drivers by ramming them off the road?

Or did that Jeff guy, poster up above, write it?

Richard R said...

The film "Duel" had that theme.

The article in the Times today had a map that was pretty interesting. Probably worth a look at the website.

Cap'n Bob said...

Maybe it's a woman. That could be the inspiration for your next book, Bill: Psycho Trucker Mama. I guarantee it'll outsell evreything else you ever did.

WV: Sider--one who isn't a fence sitter.