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Truck driver serial killings.

In the beginning of 2004, law enforcement officers (LEOs) across the United States identified a pattern of homicides involving the killing of prostitutes who worked in and around truck stops. These killings have taken place over a number of years and initially involved the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.

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Over the last year, the FBI, local, and state law enforcement agencies have met for joint case consultations, resulting in the identification of several potential suspects. Time lines have been compiled on 10 suspects so far, with several more in progress. These time lines, which cover nearly the entire United States, are available to LEOs who have homicide victims meeting the following description: prostitutes working from truck stops, hitchhikers, transients, unidentified dead bodies, and any other victims at risk where the suspect is likely to be a long-haul truck driver.

Victim Vickie Helen Anderson

On October 16, 2003, the body of Vickie Helen Anderson was recovered along the shoulder of the westbound entrance ramp of Interstate 40 in Gray County, Texas (near McLean). The victim, who remained unidentified until late 2004, was last seen at the Flying J truck stop in Sayre, Oklahoma. The victim is believed to have been carrying a black and tan backpack and an Igloo brand soft-sided cooler bag, bright blue in color. She was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, pants, and either a green sweater or sweatshirt.

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The Flying J's video shows the victim talking with an unidentified truck driver between 2 and 2:30 a.m. The victim's nude body was recovered later that day around 8:15 a.m, 80 miles from the Flying J truck stop.

Alert to Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies should bring this information to the attention of all crime analysis units, officers investigating crimes against persons, and missing persons units. Any agency with information on the Vickie Helen Anderson case may contact the Gray County Sheriff's Office at 806-669-8022 or Sergeant Bart Bivens of the Texas Rangers at 806-665-7168. Any agency with victim or suspect information for the truck driver serial killings ongoing investigation may contact Crime Analyst Jayne M. Stairs of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) at 703-632-4168 or jstairs@leo.gov.
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Title Annotation:ViCAP Alert
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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