Truck Driver Admits To Murder? - Serial Killer?

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  1. LogsRus

    LogsRus <strong>"Log it Legal"</strong>

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    I just saw on the news (breaking news) that a truck driver has admitted to murdering 4 women. He has killed 2 @ the truck stop on Harding street and I can not recall the other places, but Alabama was one of them. He lives in Tennesse @ least the way they made it sound.

    They have been searching the area of the truck stops etc and they have came up with no evidence as of yet, but are asking for publics help. It was a bright yellow truck.

    I do not have an article as of yet, it is not on the "net" yet. It could be someone wanting attention etc. He did make some remarks about "lot Lizards".

    Anyhow, I am sure Cybergal will get the full article out once it comes, but in the mean time they are lookig for anyone reported missing @ this point since they found no remains of the scence. Grrrr and I live here in Indy! I HATE INDIANA! It's getting so bad!!!!!!

    His name is Bruce Mendenhall! Look for the news Cybergal! I always wonder as they do have access to CYA their butts while on the road and they can escape cause of the "next load". I have a few drivers myself I woder about, but what can we do?
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Medium Load Member

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A trucker arrested Thursday is suspected in the slayings of six women at truck stops in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Indiana, police said. Bruce Mendenhall, 56, has been charged in only one killing but gave statements implicating himself in five others, authorities said.

    The Albion, Ill., resident was charged with criminal homicide Thursday after being questioned by police at the same truck stop along Interstate 24 in north Nashville where Sara Nicole Hulbert was found dead with gunshot wounds on June 26.

    Police said Detective Sgt. Pat Postiglione went to the truck stop on Thursday to conduct a follow-up interview in the investigation of Hulbert's death.

    When he got there he saw a truck fitting the description of a vehicle that was spotted the night before Hulbert's body was found. The detective said the driver, Mendenhall, appeared nervous when being questioned and granted permission to look inside his cab.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/natbreakingnews/ci_6362448

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  3. LogsRus

    LogsRus <strong>"Log it Legal"</strong>

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    Thanks Sports! I could not find an article yet, but was kind of freaked out and wanted to let someone know in case they was there at the time.

    God bless their family!
     
  4. WiseOne

    WiseOne Inactive contact bullhaulerswife

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    Another link to the alleged truck driver serial killer. I got up this AM and saw that and thought, Oh great this'll help the trucker's image. Sigh.
     
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    Bruce D. Mendenhall's mustard-yellow truck cab was a mess, his boss told him last week.
    Mendenhall assured him he would clean it up
    Thursday afternoon, Nashville police peered into the same truck cab and found it spattered with what looked like blood. Mendenhall was arrested on the spot and within hours was the main suspect in an apparent string of serial killings in states along his truck route.
    Metro police say Mendenhall, 56, a husband and father of two from Albion, Ill., made statements implicating himself in six killings in four states, including two in Middle Tennessee.
    Police had been searching for his truck, with its distinctive yellow cab, since it appeared on surveillance footage the night of June 26, when Sara Nicole Hulbert, 25, was shot to death at a Nashville truck stop.
    Mendenhall was charged Thursday with criminal homicide in Hulbert's death. He was picked up at the scene of the crime, the TravelCenters of America on North First Street, by detectives who went there to conduct more interviews on the Hulbert slaying and spotted the truck circling the block.
    They approached it and saw that the driver had drawn the curtains. They knocked on the door and showed their badges.
    "He jumped out. He had socks on, he had no shoes on … He seemed somewhat cooperative, maybe a little nervous," detective Sgt. Pat Postiglione said.
    "Inside the left driver's door there were several blood spots and obviously that heightened our suspicions at that point."
    Police say he confessed
    Mendenhall agreed to a search of the truck, which turned up additional evidence that Postiglione considered incriminating.
    "At that point, we were pretty sure we had the right truck," he said. "Subsequently, he did give a statement to us implicating himself in several homicides."
    During questioning, police say Mendenhall implicated himself in Hulbert's death, as well as the slaying of Symantha Winters, 48, who was found shot to death and dumped in a garbage bin at a Lebanon, Tenn., truck stop on June 6.
    Mendenhall also made statements that appeared to implicate himself in a killing in Alabama, another in Georgia and two in Indiana over the past several months, Postiglione said.
    Even before they picked up Mendenhall, police investigating the truck stop killings suspected that they were dealing with something more sinister than random, unrelated slayings.
    "If there is such a thing as a normal homicide, we felt like this was more serial-related," Postiglione said. "As time went on, it became more and more obvious that there were other agencies that had other homicides that were similar in nature … It was an instinct based on evidence."
    Postiglione said there is a "pretty good possibility" that Mendenhall could be linked to deaths besides these six.
     
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    I am glad that they got him. From the way that the bodies were appearing at truck stops, I figured that it was a trucker. I am glad that he is off the roads and out of the truck stops.
     
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