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kpdx
05-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Because of my interest in Buckskin Jane Doe (and other UIDs), I began to notice in the 80s and early 90s some similarities to other Jane Does.

http://doenetwork.org/cases/237ufmd.html

References a 1995 investigation into a NC long haul trucker suspected of being a serial killer.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/24/us/killer-driver-gentle-giant-or-wild-one.html

In 1995, Sean Patrick Goble confessed to the murders of at least three women who have been identified.

"He would pick up his victims at gas and service stations along the interstate and dump their bodies further down the road.

Authorities in seven other states want to question Sean about dozens of similar death that occurred along his truck routes. Many of the victims were prostitutes who were smothered or strangled. Perhaps we'll see Sean move up the ranks of his peers as he is linked to more killings.

On December 15, 1995, the 29-year-old trucker received two consecutive life terms for the killings in Tennessee."

He became a truck driver in 1992 but was considered in 7 states for matches including the following possible links:

North Carolina

an unidentified woman, age about 18, last seen at a Burlington, NC truckstop in 1990.

Cheryl Mason, a prostitute whose body was found in Guilford County, NC in 1991.

Nona Cobb, whose body was found along I-77 near an on ramp in Surry County, NC near Elkin, NC.

An unidentified woman whose body was found in western Guilford County, NC on February 19, 1995.

Tennessee

An unidentified woman found along I-81 in Greene County, Tn. Her body was badly beaten about the head.

Margaret Sue Goins, 26, of Soddy Daisy, Tn. Found in Sullivan County, Tn along I-81 near the Tri-Cities Airport. Her body had been run over by a tractor-trailer.

Rebecca Alice Hanes, 36, from Columbus, Ohio. One of the victims Goble confessed to killing, her body was found just a mile from that of Goins.

Ohio

An unidentified woman, age 20-25, found along I-75 in Miami County, Ohio (BUCKSKIN Jane Doe)

Marcia K. (Pepper) Matthews, age 25, body found June 12, 1985 along I-71 in Richmond, County, Ohio.

Shirley Dean Taylor, age 26, body found July 20, 1986 on Route 224 in Medina County, Ohio.

April Barnett, age 19, found December 4, 1986 along I-71 in Ashland County, Ohio.

An unidentified woman, age 20-25, found August 10, 1987 along I-70 in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Anna Marie Patterson, aka Cindy Lawson, aka Jenny Morrison, age 27, found March 23, 1987 near I-71 in Warren County, Ohio

Unidentified woman, age 25-35, found April 19, 1990 near junction of I-70 and SR 37, Licking County, Ohio.

Kathryn Hill, aka Wendy Turner, found November 5, 1990 near I-280 (Toledo area), Wood County, Ohio

Chrissiepoo
05-25-2012, 09:24 PM
From a profiling point of view, I find his self description of his being a "lady's man" and that women "love" him to be interesting. At 300lbs and average looking, I'd hardly say he's the man all women dream of at night. I remember a few guys back in school who weren't "good looking" but thought they were the hottest thing ever and bragged about being able to get any girl they wanted, even though they never had dates to social events. Naturally they treated girls like dirt - the pretty ones were pieces of meat and the not-so-pretty weren't "good enough" for them. Sean Patrick Goble reminds me of those guys. I'm sure he had deep-rooted disdain for women and a severe fear of rejection, similar to serial killer Gerald Stano, who also preyed on prostitutes and was also very unpopular with the girls. I highly doubt his killing women began when he became a truck driver - I am sure that he drove around in a regular vehicle picking up prostitutes and hitchhikers long before that and also while he was not on a haul. Maybe he became a long haul truck driver deliberately to carry out his sick fantasies because of how easy it would be to pick up women and dispose of them on deserted, dark highways. I bet he's responsible for at least a few of the murders listed above and possibly more that have not been unearthed yet. The article stated that he really doesn't seem to understand the seriousness of his crimes so I doubt he'd feel inclined to disclose locations to more remains or take credit for those he hasn't already so while he sits in jail with his three meals a day and clean clothes, countless families go to sleep at night without justice for their loved ones.