COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a long-haul trucker is responsible for at least three slayings and may have committed more in other states.
Investigators say John Boyer hated women and especially despised prostitutes. He's pleaded guilty to killing one reputed prostitute in North Carolina and is charged in the killings of two others -- one in Tennessee and one in South Carolina. The bodies of all three were dumped near interstates.
The similarities of the cases, and the apparent lack of remorse from Boyer, have the police officers who investigated those killings encouraging their colleagues who work near major highways in the Southeast to check their unsolved homicide files and missing person cases.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.