Search for serial killer after six turn up dead AP .
By ALYSIA PATTERSON, Associated Press Writer Alysia Patterson, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 36 mins ago
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – They spent their nights jumping in and out of strange cars, trolling otherwise empty streets lined with decaying storefronts and boarded-up homes. Many sold sex to support drug habits or children left in the care of worried, hardworking grandmothers.
Even when they were picked up for drugs or prostitution, nights in jail looming, they called home to let their families know they were OK. Then, one by one, the calls stopped. Continue reading
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April 23, 2009
Note left behind reveals that a body can be found on the “15”
Wilmington, NC: April Pitzer vanished on June 28, 2004 and despite multiple searchers, public awareness campaigns, national coverage and pleas to the Newberry community; she remains missing. “It has been a long road paved with many tears”, said Gloria Denton, Pitzer’s, mother; “she has two little girls and a family who loves and misses her deeply,” she added. April was last seen in Newberry Springs, California; it is believed she took a ride with a trucker with plans to travel to her mother’s home in Arkansas, but never arrived. April called her grandmother from Arizona while traveling with a truck driver advising her of this information; a note was found in a bathroom stall at a pilot truck stop in Oregon possibly referencing a connection to April Pitzer’s case. Continue reading
Posted on Thu, Apr. 09, 2009
By JUDY L. THOMAS
The Kansas City Star
They call her Miss Molly.
Her battered body turned up in a shallow creek 23 years ago west of Salina, Kan., thrown from a bridge on Interstate 70. Despite efforts by investigators that have taken them across the country, she is unidentified to this day.
Miss Molly is among hundreds of murder victims whose bodies have been dumped along highways across the country over the past three decades — 11 of them in Kansas and Missouri. And, according to the FBI, many of the victims were likely killed by long-haul truckers.
This week, the agency announced its Highway Serial Killings Initiative to raise awareness of the issue and the FBI’s effort to support local and state authorities in their investigations into highway murders. Continue reading
Apr 08, 2009 4:25 PM PDT
Apr 09, 2009 7:26 AM PDT
By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY — A series of highway serial killings involving prostitutes is the focus of a nationwide FBI investigation. The crime pattern, first discovered near truck stops along the Interstate 40 corridor in Oklahoma, has now spread to 500 murders across the country.
According to authorities, truck drivers pick up prostitutes at truck stops, take the women across country, kill them and then ditch their bodies.
Seven women who worked as prostitutes, many of them from Oklahoma, were murdered between the years 2003 and 2004. The person believed responsible is John Robert Williams, a truck driver. Continue reading