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FBI Links Long-Haul Trucking With Serial Killings
All Headline News ^ | April 5, 2009 | David Goodhue

Posted on 04/06/2009 5:37:34 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Washington, DC (AHN) - An FBI program that investigates unsolved killings along highways has linked long-haul truck drivers with hundreds of murders across the country, the Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend.

The Highway Serial Killings Initiative (HSKI) has solved more than two dozen killings since it started five years ago, authorities said, according got the Times.

At the center of HSKI's operation is a database holding information on more than 500 female murder victims, whose bodies were discarded at or near truck stops, motels and other places along well-traveled truck routes nationwide.

The database also has information on truckers, who have been charged with violent crimes against women or are suspects in those crimes.

The FBI did not say whether truck driving was an occupation that serial killers typically go into, but it did say the free and mobile lifestyle many truckers lead could be ideal for someone apt to kill, according to the Times.

Michael Harrigan, the agent in charge of the HSKI, told the newspaper that women shouldn't panic every time they fill up for gas at a truck, since most of the victims in the database lead risky lifestyles.

"Many of these victims made poor choices, but that doesn't mean they deserved to die," Harrigan told the Times.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: fbi; killings; serialkillers; truckers; trucking

1 posted on 04/06/2009 5:37:34 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

500 possible victims?????


2 posted on 04/06/2009 5:39:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

My mother was a truck driver for years. It’s the perfect job for a serial killer.


3 posted on 04/06/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! I have a girlfriend who drove truck after her divorce. She made a ton of cash, and took her kids with her to see the USA.


4 posted on 04/06/2009 5:43:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: silverleaf

I saw a documentary about five or ten years ago, where the FBI speculated that there were about 35 active serial killers in the US, and 30 of them were thought to be truckers.

Recent arrests in the midwest have born this out.


5 posted on 04/06/2009 5:43:27 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: silverleaf

And it only took them FIVE YEARS and a hundred million tax dollars in FBI overtime to figure this out! ;)


6 posted on 04/06/2009 5:44:19 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Now, if they could figure out who is killing young college men and dumping their bodies in rivers....


7 posted on 04/06/2009 5:45:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Good for the FBI.


8 posted on 04/06/2009 5:45:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: silverleaf

One of my first thoughts, too.

Gee-Whiz, Wally! There’s a major Interstate Highway running north and south all along the Mississippi River route where all those young men have been killed. Who knew?

Nope. Nothing to see here. Move along! Grrrrrrr!


9 posted on 04/06/2009 5:48:30 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It’s the truck stop food that makes them do this


10 posted on 04/06/2009 5:50:34 AM PDT by dennisw (0gabe our very own Kenyan subprime president)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

and also east-west along the eastern coast and Colorado areas where others have been killed an dumped


11 posted on 04/06/2009 5:52:22 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Old news. Cops all across the nation have known about this for years. It was the theme of a major motion picture that was released in 2004 Suspect Zero . Pretty good movie with powerful performances by Ben Kingsley and Aaron Eckhart.
12 posted on 04/06/2009 5:52:27 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

500 backlogged murders and they just started the special unit 5 years ago??? The FBI is a little slow on the up take.


13 posted on 04/06/2009 5:53:10 AM PDT by bgill (This IS my happy face.)
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To: bgill

Give the FBI a break.

They’re in WV and are busy compiling a database of which salad dressing you bought last week.


14 posted on 04/06/2009 5:58:44 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“according got the Times.”
Their proof reader must have been one of the victims!


15 posted on 04/06/2009 6:01:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ex-Texan

Unfortunately there are a lot of people who make themselves available as victims. Hookers, drifters, runaways etc.

A truck driver who picks up anyone for any reason is a fool at best.


16 posted on 04/06/2009 6:06:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: relictele

I fooled them. I don’t buy salad dressing, so they’ll have to fall back on the “how many cans of cat food” data base.


17 posted on 04/06/2009 6:06:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
There was one arrested in Eureka about 5 years ago for several killings on 101 from Eureka south. He walked into our sheriffs office one evening with 2 women's breasts in a zip-lock bag. He drove for a local firm from here to So Cal...
18 posted on 04/06/2009 6:07:29 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; SouthTexas; B4Ranch; glock rocks

Truckers Ping...


19 posted on 04/06/2009 6:10:39 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: silverleaf

There was a story in the nineties that stated there were 43 serial killers using the interstate as a hunting ground. There may n]have been more but the FBI had identified that number of distinctly seperate by MO multiple murders.


20 posted on 04/06/2009 6:14:30 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: silverleaf

Just this weekend, another young man has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.

http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/42506752.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl


21 posted on 04/06/2009 6:15:00 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

He fits the victim profile and circumstances exactly for the “river killer”, even the area he disappeared in.

and his last words captured on the cell phone! so sad... sad.....


22 posted on 04/06/2009 6:44:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Diogenesis; Diana in Wisconsin; cripplecreek
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23 posted on 04/06/2009 6:49:19 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: silverleaf

It’s chilling. My heart aches for his poor family.

I used to live next to the Mississippi river gorge on the Minneapolis side. It’s a beautiful, wild area right smack dab in the middle of the city. No way I would walk around there at night. Lots of miscreants make their home there and the cliffs are sheer drop-offs straight down to the river. Several people lose their dogs every year when they run off the edge. I kept my pups on a leash.

I’m praying for a good outcome for these folks, but my gut tells me differently.


24 posted on 04/06/2009 6:54:37 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think of the Interstate Highway system as a big spaghetti-like city, with the population constantly shifting about. Truck stops and major rest areas are nodes in the big circulation, these places being where the ‘societal’ interaction takes place. But the inhabitants are completely mobile, 24/7, and someone you see in Chicago today may be in Salt Lake tomorrow, and Denver Wednesday. Henry Lee Lucas lived on the highway like that, and he wasn’t a trucker. Raised all kinds of hell, and the law didn’t see a pattern until after he was caught.


25 posted on 04/06/2009 7:42:15 AM PDT by Skid Marx
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

wasn’t this a Kurt Russell movie?


26 posted on 04/06/2009 8:10:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: tubebender; Diana in Wisconsin

Like the railroad killer in Texas had anything to do with railroading.


27 posted on 04/06/2009 8:12:47 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: SouthTexas

I’m not blaming any truckers other than those committing these particular crimes.

It’s opportunity presenting itself. No deserted stretches of highway, no truck, no easy prey, no conduit for the sick b@stards.

Of course, they can just come into our homes off the beaten path if they really NEED to off someone on any given day. :)


28 posted on 04/06/2009 8:17:32 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SouthTexas

Seems they are missing an obvious link here. If they would merely outlaw trucks, we would all be safer. The blame actually rests with those evil trucks. :s/


29 posted on 04/06/2009 9:20:28 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: benasawin

There’s a killer on the road.
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad.
Take a long holiday,
Let your children play.
If ya give this man a ride,
Sweet memory will die.
Killer on the road.


30 posted on 04/06/2009 9:26:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; benasawin

I know you weren’t blaming the truckers, but as noted, the grasp of the obvious seems to escape them. ;)


31 posted on 04/06/2009 10:17:34 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: tubebender; SouthTexas; B4Ranch; glock rocks

where did you think I got all those diferent flavours of bacon anyway...


32 posted on 04/09/2009 8:50:50 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (CAUTION! I always have right of weight.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Jim Morrison fan eh?


33 posted on 04/09/2009 8:52:24 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (CAUTION! I always have right of weight.)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

May look at bacon differently now... LOL


34 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: SouthTexas
We gotta have federal restrictions! Every gun owner is a potential murderer, and every truck driver is a potential serial killer. We've just got to stop this for the safety of our children! </pelosi>

Yah, and every senator and columnist is a potential child rapist. Neuter em all!

35 posted on 04/09/2009 9:05:22 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: glock rocks
every senator and columnist is a potential child rapist

You forgot liar, thief, con artist.....

36 posted on 04/09/2009 9:07:36 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; WOBBLY BOB
Jim Morrison fan eh?

Didn't he make some awesome meat pies? Man, with some chili, onions and cheese... Hello, I love you!


When the still sea conspires an armor, true sailing is dead!

37 posted on 04/09/2009 9:09:45 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: SouthTexas

... and tool.


38 posted on 04/09/2009 9:10:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
Ya like my tagline?

It's your fault.

39 posted on 04/09/2009 9:12:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: glock rocks

what kinda popcorn was that?


40 posted on 04/09/2009 9:14:16 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (CAUTION! I always have right of weight.)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; SouthTexas; tubebender

Buttered. High test. The stuff that makes the rest of the world hate Americans kinda salty, fat laden, gleefully decadent - popcorn.

Yum. Goes good with Dutch beer.

And bacon.


41 posted on 04/09/2009 9:18:03 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt

Ya know, I was kinda felling sorry for truckers for a while.

Say Pete, did you hear about the standoff at Norton yesterday that closed I-80 for a couple of hours. It was a family squabble that turned into a hostage situation and no I don’t remember where I read it...


42 posted on 04/09/2009 10:13:07 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender
all ya had ta do was call me I was right at the scene where the tire spikes turned into an 8 hour standoff.

now ask me how I know it was an 8 hour standoff...

go ahead ask

really ask me how I could possibly know if was 8 frickin hours and that it was snowin

I mean how could I possibly have a clue how long a moron who had blown his bond in Folsom and raced up Donnor with Sac county in hot pursuit and CHP and their chopper til they tire spiked him and the Kingvale exit where NOBODY could get by the scene til someone got a negotiator on the scene, even though someone HAS a negotiator in his/her sleeper and all they needed was to get within o say a hundred yards or so and could have gotten the freeway going in about a second and a half

how could I know?

what was the question again?

43 posted on 04/09/2009 10:24:45 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (CAUTION! I always have right of weight.)
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt

Hell Tork, I watched the stupid ordeal on KCRA, and I would’ve shot the sumobitch on the spot just for interrupting traffic. Good thing I was busy, eh?

And just how do you think I knew about it? Yep, FReepers on the ground, that’s how. Boom chucka lucka lucka boom!

No mercy.


44 posted on 04/10/2009 12:50:54 AM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

excellent post btw.


45 posted on 04/10/2009 12:51:22 AM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks; tubebender

1st gear, push!

Traffic will begin to move.


46 posted on 04/10/2009 6:03:49 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

8 hours Donner time = 2 hours in Eureka.

But you already know that too...

47 posted on 04/10/2009 6:32:32 AM PDT by tubebender ( Large Reward offered for missing Tag line. Last seen heading East with notorious Beau the Black Lab)
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