UPDATED September 18th, 2013
Along Interstate Highways Signs Of Serial Killings By Long Haul Truckers in TN, IND, OH, VA, NC, SC, LA and KY where 100 bodies have been found. Highway violence; In the past four decades, 459 deaths and 41 attempted homicides are believed to be linked to serial killers who are using the nation’s highways to find and dispose of their victims.
MISSING: Carmen Purpura, 31, was last seen on July 11, 2007, at a truck stop in Indianapolis. A cab of a truck driver and suspected serial killer was “awash with blood” belonging to 10 different people, said a prosecutor who charged the man Thursday with murdering a missing woman. Carmen Purpura’s body, her photo above, has not been found, but the prosecutor said her blood soaked the seats in Bruce Mendenhall’s cab, and that so much of her blood was there she could not possibly be alive.
The FBI’s breakdown by state, click link to see interactive FBI Map :http://i.usatoday.net/_common/_flash/usmap.swf?strFileName=http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-05-1Ahighwaykiller05_CV_N.htm&fileurl=20101004-highway-killers/&preview=false
That still appears to leave hundreds of killings unsolved, and the cases continue to mount. Not every killing along the nation’s roadways is related, but since the FBI went public with the Highway Serial Killings initiative last year, local authorities have been sending information about unsolved slayings that fit the profile to FBI analysts. Their hope: that the analysts can offer leads or find connections to other killings that may have happened years ago or several states away. Some of the killings recently added to the Highway Serial Killings database date back several years. Others, such as the one in Barstow, are relatively new. “We seem to have one a week that comes in,” says Michael Harrigan, the special agent who oversaw the FBI’s effort for the past three years. “It could be a killing that’s 30 years old. It could be one that happened a week ago.” Whether the oldest and coldest cases can be solved, Harrigan is uncertain. But he’s hopeful. Harrigan and other law enforcement authorities believe serial killers still operate along some of the most well-traveled roads in the nation. “They’re out there,” he says.
Fast forward to SUNDAY May 27th 2012 and now there are a total of 12 abducted or murdered petite white females all with long blonde hair;
1). Kelli Bordeaux, blonde hair, 5′ 0″ tall and 99 lbs, 23 years old.
2). Heather Hodges, blonde hair, 5′ 1′ tall and 99 lbs, 22 years old
3). Paige Johnson, blonde hair, 5′ 1″ tall and 110 lbs, 18 years old.
4). Holly Bobo, blonde hair, 5′ 3″ tall and 110 lbs, 21 years old….Kidnapped
5). Lauren Spierer, blonde hair, 4′ 11″ tall and 95 lbs, 21 years old.
6). Karen Swift, blonde hair, 5′ 5″ tall and 136 lbs…..Murdered
7). Kate Markham, blondish hair, 5′ 3″ tall and 128 lbs, 22 years old
8). Brittanee Drexel, blonde hair, 5′ 0″ tall and 105 lbs, 17 years old.
9). Crystal Hall, reddish blonde hair, 5′ 3″ tall and 105 lbs, 24 years old
10). Carmen Purpura, blonde hair, 5′ 1″ tall and 105 lbs….Murdered
11). Misty Gwinner, blonde hair, 5′ 2″ tall and 119 lbs, 18 years old….Murdered.
On Tuesday November 22nd 2011 I was on CNN Headline News “ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell” out of New York City at 7:00 pm discussing the missing, petite, blonde haired women, Karen Swift, Holly Bobo, Lauren Spierer, Paige Johnson and Katelyn Markham who have vanished without a trace. I was on CNN’s Headline News with JVM (see video above) with a panel of investigators and profilers discussing, at the time, the 5 identical cases of petite blonde white females who just vanished without a trace and cops had no clues or a suspect or a person of interest. Others on the CNN panel did not agree with my profile at the time and felt the 5 missing petite blonde female cases were not linked, profiler Pat Brown was most vocal and said “I don’t buy the blonde hair connection”.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com