Monday, November 14, 2016
At least 25 long-haul truckers are currently imprisoned for serial murders. In 2009, the FBI revealed their database, the Highway Serial Killings Initiative, which tracks information about hundreds of murders that have taken place along US highways and tries to link some together by details. In the first four years of its existence, the program helped authorities to identify and arrest 10 men, believed to be responsible for over 30 deaths. Here are 10 known killers who made the open roads of America their grisly hunting grounds:
1). Keith Hunter Jesperson
2). John Wayne Boyer
3). Scott William Cox
4). Sean Patrick Goble
5). Wayne Adam Ford
6). John Robert Williams..Featured in ‘The Killing Season’ episode 6.
7). Dellmus Colvin
8). Bruce Mendenhall..Featured in ‘The Killing Season’ episode 6.
9). Adam Leroy Lane
10). Robert Rembert Jr.
CONNECT THE DOTS: A&E The Killing Season Episode 6 “A Killer On The Road” will be seen on Saturday November 26th at 10:00 PM, Sarasota Private Investigator Bill Warner Featured with insight into the I-4 Serial Killer in Florida who travels the roads from Tampa to Orlando to Daytona Beach. Episode 6 “A Killer On The Road” Episode Info: Josh and Rachel venture across the country to investigate long haul truckers moonlighting as serial killers and uncover systemic failures of law enforcement that kept the group at large. Later: the investigation takes a turn after a potential killer dies in West Virginia.
The series is often tense, as the pair confront potential suspects named in cases, biker gangs and even correspond with a former long-haul truck diver and convicted serial killer, John Robert Williams. There is also plenty of heartbreak, as they take the time to talk with the families of many victims, including the children left behind to wonder why their mother was murdered. This respect for the victims is what grounds The Killing Season, as Zeman and Mills strive to give victims back their humanity, refusing to reduce them to a profession or an addiction and instead showing that they were mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and so much more. And they are conscious and vocal about the fact that this is a dignity the press who report on these crimes do not afford these victims. “We do this thing called victim blaming and this is why these cases don’t get solved,” Zeman said. “You set the narrative as the reporter; as the journalist, you’re the one who’s got to educate. We have to think about sex workers in a different way and if we can do that, we can really start to solve the crime by changing how we think about the crime.” The Killing Season premiered on A&E on Saturday, November 12 at 9pm EST. The first two episodes are available to stream now online: http://www.aetv.com/shows/the-killing-season
A.V.C. Review: Frankly, the more alarmist qualities of this series feel like a reach, given that what Zeman and Mills actually find over the course of these eight episodes is plenty disturbing without the use of grabby names like “Long Island Serial Killer,” “I-4 Killer,” and “Long Haul Killer.” The Killing Season is more affecting when the filmmakers are sitting in living rooms with men and women who themselves exist on the edge of the law and thus can’t get the police to find out what might’ve happened to their missing or dead loved ones. At one point, an investigator, (PI Bill Warner) laments the hype that sprung up around a serial killer in Daytona, Florida, and how it seemed to die down once the media realized that his victims weren’t the kind of sexy spring-breaking co-eds who’d be featured on a Law & Order or CSI episode, but were rather plain-looking middle-aged women who were practically homeless. The point of the series isn’t, ultimately, that we’re all in constant danger of being killed by some maniac. There are, however, some women we rarely notice—many, many of them, in fact—who are targets. We shouldn’t live in fear for ourselves. We should take better care of everyone else.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com