FBI Claims Ideal Profession For Serial Killer Is Long-Haul Trucker A&E’s ‘The Killing Season’ Part 6 Delves Into I-4 Murders

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


A&E’s ‘The Killing Season” Part 6 Delves Into Murders Along I-4 in Florida Where FBI Claims Ideal Profession For a Serial Killer Is a Long-Haul Trucker. FBI REPORT: If there is such a thing as an ideal profession for a serial killer, it may well be as a long-haul truck driver. FBI Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo is quick to point out that long-haul trucking is an honorable profession and that the overwhelming majority of drivers are not murderers—but it does happen, and the pattern is unmistakable. More than a decade ago, analysts for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP)—the only national database of serial crimes—began to see a marked increase in the number of bodies recovered along the side of the road. The FBI updated the program in May 2016, Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Part 2: The Highway Serial Killings Initiative see https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/violent-criminal-apprehension-program-part-2

A majority of the victims were truck-stop prostitutes, and it turned out that many of the suspects were long-haul truckers. “We had an inordinate number of victims and offenders from this rather specific population pool,” FBI’s Palazzolo explained. To make matters worse, these cases are extremely difficult to investigate. A long-haul driver can pick up a prostitute at a truck stop in Georgia rape and murder her and dump her body on the side of the road in Florida later that day. The victim has no connection to the area where she was found, and there may be no forensic evidence to collect because the crime was committed hundreds of miles away. The local police detectives investigating the case might have little experience dealing with a crime of this nature and may be faced with few, if any, leads.

HOUSTON Mar 29, 2012; Long Haul Trucker and Serial Killer Robert B. Rhoades picked up young females then raped and tortured them and left their bodies in Texas, Utah and Illinois..”A state trooper near Casa Grande, Ariz., stopped on I-10 to check on a tractor-trailer with blinking lights in April 1990. He discovered Rhoades inside the cab with a hysterical naked woman who had been chained and shackled to a wall. She later told investigators that she’d been tortured and whipped, that Rhoades told her he was known as “Whips and Chains” and had been involved in such activity for years”. Texas trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig has avoided the death penalty by accepting life prison sentences for murdering a hitchhiking couple two decades ago. Robert Ben Rhoades, who already is serving a life sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl in Illinois, pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder when he appeared before a West Texas judge this week. He has no chance of parole. Described by authorities as a sadistic killer, Rhoades was charged with the 1990 abductions and slayings of newlyweds Douglas Scott Zyskowski, 28, and Patricia Walsh, 24. Authorities said the couple left Seattle in November 1989, and were hitchhiking to Georgia to preach the Christian gospel when they accepted a ride from Rhoades near El Paso.

The FBI has joined a local investigation into an Ohio truck driver facing multiple murder charges to see if there are any unsolved killings he may have had a part in, authorities said. Robert Rembert Jr. pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $5 million bond. Truck driver is a serial killer, Cleveland OH. “Robert G. Rembert Jr., DOB 3/15/1970, is a serial killer”. So far, we know he’s purposefully executed five people, some shot in the head,” Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said. “An investigation of his activities as an over-the-road truck driver is currently underway.” Indicted by a grand jury Tuesday October 14th, 2015 is Robert G. Rembert Jr. age 45. Robert (Bobby) Rembert was arrested after taking a shower at a truck stop near Seville, Ohio in Medina County on Sept. 21, 2015. NBC News http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/serial-killer-robert-g-rembert-jr-ohio-truck-driver-accused-n444321

MISSING: Carmen Purpura, 31, was last seen on July 11, 2007, at a truck stop in Indianapolis. The cab of truck driver Bruce Mendenhall and suspected serial killer was “awash with blood” belonging to 10 different people, said a prosecutor who charged him with murdering a missing woman. Carmen Purpura’s body 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.

Long haul truck driver Bruce Mendenhall, 64, is a convicted serial killer. He has been found guilty of the June 26, 2007 murder of Sara Hulbert in Tennessee. He has been charged with the murders of three other women at truck stops in Alabama, Indiana and Tennessee, see copy of his CDL truckers license above.

Detectives inspect the interior of Bruce Mendenhall’s truck. A detective asked to search it, as it matched a description of a truck seen at a truckstop where a victim’s body was found. Bruce Mendenhall drove the truck seen above into the parking lot of Truck Stops of America in Nashville, Tenn.(Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Department).

Long Haul Trucker Bruce Mendenhall Victims (known and possible)
Sara Nicole Hulbert [6/26/07 Nashville, TN] convicted
Symantha Winters [6/06/2007 Lebanon, TN] *confessed to*
Dusty Shuck [5/06 Mount Airy, MD]
Deborah Ann Glover [1/29/2007 Suwanee, GA] *confessed to*
Tammy Zywicki [8/23/92 Lawrence County, MO]
Carma Purpura [7/11/2007 IN]
Sherry Drinkard [2/22/2007 Lake Station, IN] *confessed to*
Andrea Hendrix-Steinert [10/29/1997 Evansville, IN]
Latisha Yvonne Milliken [missing since 2/2007 Millersville, TN]
Belinda Cartwright [2001 GA] (sketch)
Tanya Estep (Robbins) [missing since 10/2006 Millersville, TN] (no picture)
Lucille “Gretna” Carter [7/2001/2007 Birmingham, AL] *confessed to* (no picture)
Jennifer Annette Smith [4/2005 Bucksnort, TN] *confessed to* (no picture)
Michelle Carter (no picture)
Robin Bishop [7/1/2007 TN] (possible victim)(no picture)

I-4 Serial Killer and Dayton Beach Serial Killer Same Guy a Long Haul Trucker Over 30 Cases Near I-4 and I-95 Says FBI.  I filmed a Documentary with A&E “The Killing Season” on the I-4 Serial Killer, I shot our sequence inside the Acme Truck Stop in Orlando at the Red Rooster Diner 9565 S. Orange Blossom Trail with Rachel Mills and Josh Zeman. Release of A&E’s 8 Part docu-drama”The Killing Season” is scheduled for it’s premiere on Saturday November 12th, at 9:00 PM.


I will be featured in Part 6 “The Killing Season” on the subject of the I-4 Serial Killer, which has been investigated by the FBI. I have done extensive research into multiple unsolved murders, (mostly young women involved with drugs and prostitution), of victims whose bodies have been found along the interstate highways of the USA especially in Florida. 


FBI Report Highway violence; In the past four decades, over 500 unsolved deaths and 41 attempted homicides are believed to be linked to serial killers who are using the nation’s highways as truckers to find and dispose of their victims, 33 bodies n Florida, 38 bodies in Texas and 37 bodies in California are the top 3 in the body count nation wide. The FBI’s breakdown by state, click link to see interactive FBI: http://i.usatoday.net/_common/_flash…&preview=false

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