The Blue-Collar Jobs Of Serial Killers

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Anchorman's Comment
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The Blue-Collar Jobs of Serial Killers

Michael Arntfield, a criminologist at Western University in Ontario and expert on serial killers, agrees with the FBI’s truck-driver theory. Arntfield says a sizable proportion of uncaught serial killers are most likely people traveling the roads extensively for work.

Jrod's Comment
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Takes a few steps back from Anchorman... :)

Susan D. 's Comment
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That's ridiculous. Professional drivers are tracked and monitored more than most occupations. Same for airline pilots, railroad workers, and others who have similar HOS rules. Furthermore, driving a truck demands constant attention, so would seriously mentally drained a serial killer type.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I do a lot of crime reseatch for my novels and yes....there have been several trucker serial killers that come to mind. what was creepy was re reading about them once i went trucking. this one guy dumped bodies at the TA in Nashville and several other truck stops in the south.

another would go from chicago to phoenix and after cops talked to him but couldnt hold him without evidence he called them and said "im 1000 miles away and will turn myself in on my load home".

i was going to to crack a joke, but since its real...that would be i poor taste.

Joseph D.'s Comment
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That’s why I became a truck driver obviously.

Amanda D.'s Comment
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I just finished watching that A&E documentary, The Killing Season, where they refer to the Highway Initiative database. Anyway, I rolled my eyes so hard at the episode on long-haul serial killers. There’s a part where the female documentary maker was interviewing a trucker and asked “what would happen to be me if I were out here alone?” And the guy says “You could be murdered, you could be gang-raped, it’s crazy out here.” He also said she was “dressed for sex” when wearing a full-coverage dress. They also claimed they hitchhiked with lots of truckers. Yeah, because drivers are going to risk their jobs to pick up random filmmakers that their insurance doesn’t cover.

I call BS and think the whole thing was staged. All the time I’ve been on the road with my husband, it’s boring. Nothing salacious has ever happened. I walk around alone at night, in shorts and tank tops etc and don’t get even a whistle. I don’t deny there’s shady stuff happening along the interstates, but who’s out there blowing the whistle on it? Truck drivers!

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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