Truckers make ideal serial killers: FBI


tay
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If you want to be a serial killer, then being a long-haul trucker is an excellent career choice, according to the FBI.

In a recent blog post and accompanying video about the Highway Serial Killings (HSK) initiative, the nation's top law enforcement agency noted: "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, who was quoted in the blog and appeared in the video, added that truck driving is an honorable profession and the overwhelming majority of drivers are not murderers. "But it does happen, and the pattern is unmistakable," she said.

The Highway Serial Killings initiative dates to 2004 when an analyst from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation saw a pattern of murdered women's bodies being dumped along I-40 in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The cases were referred to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) to see if this body-dumping pattern existed on other roads. It did, and the HSK initiative was established although the FBI did not make the program public until 2009.

Since the program began, FBI analysts have produced a roster of more than 750 murder victims found along or near U.S. highways. About 450 potential suspects, many of them truck drivers, have also been identified.

Of course, truckers are not the only killers to use the anonymity and convenience of the open road. In her 2012 book ‘Killer on the Road,’ author Ginger Strand recounts the stories of non-trucker serial killers, but also states in her chapter on truckers that at least 25 truck drivers are in prison, found guilty of being serial killers.


In their studies, the FBI publicly notes that most victims are women who are "living high-risk, transient lifestyles, often involving substance abuse and prostitution. They’re frequently picked up at truck stops or service stations and sexually assaulted, murdered, and dumped along a highway."


Said Palazzolo: "This is not to say that every truck driver is a serial killer obviously, but when we see them come up, when we know we’ve identified one as a subject, they’re extremely difficult to track down, and the mobility of their occupation allows them access to so many different areas of victim selection. And then victim release locations."


He also concurs that truck drivers make ideal serial killers because of their mobile job requirement coupled with a lack of supervision. "They have the means of transportation. They have the space … You could bring them [victims] into the truck. You could have activities with them in the truck, sexual or otherwise. You could go to another location and do a drop off."

It's widely accepted in law enforcement circles that some criminals, such as pedophiles, purposely seek out jobs that get them closer to their victims. Is this the case with truck drivers?

In the FBI blog post, Palazzolo said that with more trucks on the road, highway serial killings may escalate. "According to the Department of Transportation, the number of truck drivers on the road in the next 20 years is going to grow exponentially. So, if we’ve already identified a population from which we are getting a significant number of offenders, and if we are going to be seeing more and more trucks on the road, the potential for additional highway serial killings is definitely there."

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MHz
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I guess we all know why Bloomer didn't start this thread.
 
JLM
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You think? There's a long haul trucker from Hope or Chilliwack doing life for serial murders of women in Washington and Oregon. The name Jesperson rings a bell!
 
Locutus
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Which professions have the most psychopaths? The fewest?

Serial Killers Who Had Normal Jobs
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I guess we all know why Bloomer didn't start this thread.

I'm sure you are wrong MegaButtHurtz, it's the loser loners living in their Mom's basement that are Serial Killers.. like you.

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Last edited by B00Mer; May 23rd, 2016 at 07:22 PM..
 
MHz
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I don't live in Mom's basement, I rent it out to her, for her place 6ft under the concrete floor. Please get your facts correct.
The only things in danger of being killed by me are jokes.
 
PoliticalNick
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It took them this long to come up with this theory? No wonder we aren't safe.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

I'm sure you are wrong MegaButtHurtz, it's the loser loners living in their Mom's basement that are Serial Killers.. like you.

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Eagle Sh1t, there's another one.
 
Danbones
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the biggest serial killer of all is government
https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM
I think the t in truckers might be the wrong letter
'cept maybe for the word firetruck

they also left clinton campaign financiers off the victim list
 
Tecumsehsbones
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OK, so cops pulling over a truckers for no reason will start saying "You might be a serial killer" in 3. . .2. . .1. . .
 
taxslave
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FBI agent is a good job for a serial killer. So is traveling salesman.
 
Danbones
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cops kill some 50 times the amount of people terrorists do
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

cops kill some 50 times the amount of people terrorists do

Not in the U.S.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Not in the U.S.

NEW STUDY: Americans 58 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops Than by Terrorists
NEW STUDY: Americans 58 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops Than by Terrorists | Filming Cops

you don't get out much do you?
Now...just step away from the TV...

10-common-objects-that-are-more-likely-to-kill-you-than-terrorists
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/201...an-terrorists/

Just be careful around the neighbor's pool....
and cribs too
oh, and corporations like union carbide and ibm as well I guess
Last edited by Danbones; May 25th, 2016 at 07:22 AM..
 

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