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Posted on 06/15/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker
This 837-mile route, known simply as The Highway of Tears, strikes terror into the hearts of millions
WITH its breathtaking lake views and snowy mountain backdrop, Canadas Highway 16 is one of the worlds most picturesque roads.
But this 837-mile route through British Columbia strikes terror into the hearts of millions after a spate of unsolved murders.
To them it is known simply as The Highway of Tears the hunting ground of a prolific serial killer.
The only hint that it is any different from any other stretch of road in Canada are the Missing Person posters stapled to lampposts.
Towns are far apart and there are long stretches of road that appear deserted.
Sometimes the radio fades out and mobile phone reception is patchy at best.
Logging roads split off everywhere. If someone has bad intentions, they will find a victim.
A killer can go off and drive for an hour and throw a body into a ravine and it would never be found, admits one official involved in the hunt.
More than 40 young women, many of them hitchhikers, have vanished along the remote route in the past 30 years.
Most disappeared on desolate stretch linking Prince George and Prince Rupert.
(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...
Highway to hell: Serial killer being hunted after FORTY young women vanish on same remote road in 30 years
Outside Magazine just did a story about this...many of these women were later found to be killed by their Bf’s or friends- drug deals gone bad...
Work DILIGENTLY to recognize the right of your citizenry to be armed for self-defense.
One armed, prepared female could put a stop to this carnage and reveal the bloody murderer’s identity in one shot. Or maybe two or three.
Sad, but I’m amazed Canadians still hitch-hike. We mostly learned after Ted Bundy.
What seems strange is that no one came forward to ID the strange old guy who tried to kidnap that 20 y/o woman. Someone around there should have known the dude...send in Dudley Do-Right.
One article says many were hitchhikers, your source says killed by acquaintances. Those two facts don’t seem compatible to me, so I don’t know who is telling the truth.
Where to go if you have murder in mind?
I could think of a dozen ways to look for this person(s) and warn women without publishing the story.
Which "fact" sells more papers?
Don't hitch. Problem solved.
Outdoor Magazine probably has a vested interest in quashing rumors of a mad serial killer on the loose...don't want to scare off the tourists...or their money.
Fascinating stuff. Yeah the elderly gray hair dude probably came with a general description of a vehicle as well. Very surprising there have been no tips on that guy.
If the area is that remote it is possible that many of those women were killed by bears or wolves and dragged off into the woods. It would be difficult to assume that all of them were victims of one serial killer.
Many were local Indians who were dirt poor with no cars and hitchhiking is the norm. The towns are very small with no stores, doctors etc etc.
.Outside mag was not downplaying the problem and they never said all were aquintances but many were found later to be. Lot of it was drug related.....
.The author pointed out the signs everywhere warning the young girls and he witnessed a young girl getting into pickup right next to the sign one night.
Thirty years? That’s the key - we’re dealing with one OLD serial killer.
A young girl hitching alone anywhere is a Darwin Award winner. But from the article many of them were not.
40/30 = 1.3333333333333333333333333333333... per year. Oh the Humanity!
Wouldn’t the nanny state mentality simply make hitchhiking illegal long ago?
The police think 12-15 women out of the 40 have been abducted by the serial killer...
Several years ago my wife and I flew to Calgary, Alberta, rented a Ford Explorer and embarked on a three week 3700km journey through the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia(including several hundred miles/km’s on dirt roads, as well as the Yellowhead Highway 16) that ended in Vancouver. It was one of the most spectacular trips of our lifetime. To call these highways lonely and remote is an understatement. Had we seen a hitchhiker we would have surely offered a ride, however it was rare to see another vehicle let alone a person on the side of the road. In remote villages with names like Ten Mile, Twenty Mile and Hundred Mile I can only assume that everyone knew everyone. Apparently they have a killer in their midst. No doubt when the killer is brought to justice they will say, “he/she was a quiet person who never caused any trouble”. Nonetheless, I remain more scared of brown bears than humans.
Most of these towns exist only because of the sawmill or papermill in these locations. I would not be surprised if it was a truck driver. They travel these roads more than anyone else. The trucker may not be even from BC or Alberta.
I deal with several companies that bring lumber from British Columbia and Alberta into the states west of the Mississippi. It litterally could be someone from Boise that travels up to Prince George and then comes back to the US with a return load.
So the truth is probably that there is likely a serial killer operating in the area, but he’s not responsible for all forty of the victims found in the area.
Many serial killers start in their late teens/early twenties, so even if we are talking about one guy whose career started with the earliest of the murders, he wouldn’t necessarily be that old.
I remember once when I was growing up in Kansas in the 50s, my dad took us on a trip through Colorado. I had never seen a proper hill before, much less a mountain. I went ape****.
We drank raw natural untreated water out of burbling streams that my dad approved. It was delicious. It probably wasn't advisable, even in the 50s, but it was delicious and didn't make us sick.
I live for the wilderness. Or the memory of it. I'd love to take that trip through BC. But the place I'm really dying to see... before I actually do die... is Nahanni. Have you ever been there?
That was my first thought: Bears. Then, Big Foot. Then I chuckled a little bit and came back to bears. It very well could be bears, in at least a few of the cases. Not sure about wolves.
But they don’t mention any men being killed or disappearing along that stretch of road. Bears wouldn’t be that selective in their choice of victims. But then, neither would most serial killers.