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  1. #16
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    Can we move this thread to the Texas killing fields as a suspect please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+: View Post
    One of the most intense photos I have ever seen.
    Putting her hands up in defense because death is approaching.

    Poor girl. What a nightmare that had to be for her.

    http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rhoa...ben-photos.htm


    That picture is so terribly haunting...
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    Sexual Sadist And Cold-Blooded Killer Robert Ben Rhoades Was A Travelin' Man, Until...

    Well, at that particular time, when I shined the flashlight inside the vehicle, the woman screamed and I saw a momentary illumination of a man's face with the flashlight. That's when this series of events started, and there was no stopping any of the events that happened.

    --DPS Officer Mike Miller,
    State of Arizona vs. Robert Ben Rhoades

    The Peterbilt semi-tractor rig was pointed toward Tucson in the dark, early morning hours of April 1, 1990. Arizona State Trooper Mike Miller wondered if the trucker was having difficulty, because the rig, its hazard lights flashing, was parked on a curb off Interstate 10, just at the city limits of Casa Grande. Those lights nagged at Miller.

    His decision to stop that morning came just in the nick of time; it was the first in a horrifying chain of events.

    As Miller opened the Peterbilt's cab, he couldn't imagine time depravity he was about to find, nor could he know that blood had spilled well beyond Arizona's borders. Subsequently, the details of two separate kidnappings in different states emerged, gradually fitting like transparencies over a savage homicide in yet another state. Then, evidence that was tagged for destruction in Arizona would be salvaged and yield crucial information.

    Only much later would weary investigators marvel at how it all came together. They still wonder about the 50 skeletonized bodies strewn across America that they can't rule out. They only know for sure that Robert Ben Rhoades killed, and cruelly relished it, long before they ever caught up with him.

    Although they're still waiting for Rhoades to talk, authorities believe his is a classic case of sexual sadism; they say this frightening psychological disorder is being seen in greater numbers

    full 1996 article at link .................. http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/02-29-96/cover.htm

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    Robert Ben Rhoades
    “Whips and Chains”



    Department of Psychology
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    Life Event

    more at link .............. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%...ng%202007_.pdf

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    Need to review missing or unid found from Tucson, Arizona and Neighboring cities

    Here's an interesting tidbit from the Tucson Weekly cover story.


    Young thinks Rhoades increased his savage activity until he was kidnapping and murdering about three girls a month in early 1990. In late 1989 and early 1990, Rhoades had job assignments that brought him to Tucson or neighboring cities 36 times

    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/02-29-96/cover.htm

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    Possible States for Rhoades' victims

    http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/new..._category_id=6

    Washington
    Oregon
    California
    Arizona
    Utah
    New Mexico
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    Missouri
    Arkansas
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Tennessee
    Kentucky
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    Virginia
    Georgia
    Florida


    From various sources:

    The serial killer admitted to one of his victims he'd been doing this for 15 years. So he can have victims as early as 1975

    He's worked as a warehouseman, restaurant worker, long haul trucker,

    Some victims were shot with a 22 or 25 pistol

    He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
    His stepfather committed suicide after he was arrested for a sex crime against a child
    One of 5 children, one of his sisters committed suicide at age 12

    He was in the military, marines and dishonorably discharged and he wanted to be a policeman but was rejected.

    He was married 3 times.
    #1. 1970 in Oklahoma City
    #2. 1976 in Nebraska
    #3. 1984 in Houston

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    I cant find the gun type when used by him. Revolver, 22 and or 357? ANSWERED. 22
    I will start going back, and looking at the missing and UIDs in Texas. To see If I can find any that may be his work. I will post them as possibles in this thread. And I say possibles and not as positives. Because I am not a detective. I will leave making connections to the LEOs. Maybe we can give them something to work with. I already have two or three in mind. But have to re read the details and find out about his weapon for one. But I am SURE he left some death in Texas.

    Hes not talking. But if you bring something to him, and you are as sure as can be he did it. He just might admit to it. But not offer any information.
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    There must be cases they already have tried to connect to him.
    Is there a list of comparisons they have done since his arrest to see if there is a connection? I am interested in Texas for now.


    After you read about
    Rhoades , read again about the girls found in the killing field. 84-91
    Not buried but hidden, And laying in a pose position. Laying on there backs with there arms across there chest. And they shown signs of physical abuse with marks and scars. close to highway, he started killing 3 a month they said perhaps, and two were found on the same day in the field.

    Can anyone answer if Tim's daughter had been shaved in her private area. Or any of them that they could tell.

    But they didn't find any pictures i am guessing of tims daughter or any of the others in his possession when they raided his home in Huston i believe with a search warrant.
    So maybe he was eliminated??

    There are similarities between them. He was arrested in 90. so the one found in 91 I don't know.


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    MrTT what was that picture? I feel I readthis guy had photographs. There is so much info out about this guy its overwhelming. I'm so glad fran compiled that list. I need to expand my list of possible victims down to 1975 but if all of those states are included, that impossible. Who can we contact to tighten up his locations or routes by the year? How can we get ahold of the author of the book? Anyone know of any verified professionals that could help us organize our thoughts on this? This guy has killed many people.

    Everything is MOO and I am always willing to be wrong!


    October 2013 marked 60 years since Evelyn Hartley's violent kidnapping while babysitting.

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    Sorry I missed the link for the photo earlier. Regina was found in a farmhouse in IL and I'm going to guess that's the one she's in in that photo.

    Everything is MOO and I am always willing to be wrong!


    October 2013 marked 60 years since Evelyn Hartley's violent kidnapping while babysitting.

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    I wonder if we could convince LE to release photos of unidentified people like done in other cases. Its been quite successful in those. Anyone have any sway in something like this? This guys still alive and has the blood of a lot of people on hands. And he's only recognized for killing 4 people. I think it could easily be more like 50.

    Everything is MOO and I am always willing to be wrong!


    October 2013 marked 60 years since Evelyn Hartley's violent kidnapping while babysitting.

    We need fresh eyes in the case - please visit us in
    Evelyn's thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudette View Post
    I wonder if we could convince LE to release photos of unidentified people like done in other cases. Its been quite successful in those. Anyone have any sway in something like this? This guys still alive and has the blood of a lot of people on hands. And he's only recognized for killing 4 people. I think it could easily be more like 50.
    Not sure if this photograph was posted anywhere else on this site, but in November 2012, this article was published in GQ with more information on RBR: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/news...-november-2012.

    This image was included with this description:
    Young pulled out one last picture and slid it across to me. The photo was of a beautiful young girl, possibly Native American. "She was on the end of the roll with Regina," he said. She's shown sitting in Rhoades's truck wearing a gray hoodie. Her eyes are partly closed, as if she's stoned or sleepy. Rhoades must have just picked her up, because he hasn't cut her hair yet. It is glossy black and long.

    No one knows who she is.



    I wonder if there is a Canada/Pacific Northwest Connection - Washington and Oregon are listed as potential victim states.

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    I had a discussion with Arizona Police years ago about the woman shown in the picture. Apparently she had been identified and was found safe. Everywhere that Rhoads travelled where there are missing and murdered women, should be revisited by investigators. He has been at this for a very long time.

    I first encountered Rhoads at a Casino in Laughlin Nevada back in the eighties. They had a truck parking lot across from the Riverside casino with public washrooms etc.. I had a small motorhome parked there at the time. One day a woman working as a prostitute and hanging out at that location asked me to hold a piece of paper with a licence number written on it. She wanted me to give it to Police if she hadn’t returned within an hour. That made me a bit curious although she did return.

    I asked some questions and had her point out the customer/ truck driver she was nervous about. It was Rhoads but he went by a nickname “ropes and chains” or something to that effect. She told a story about handcuffs and shackles welded to the inside the cab of the trucks sleeper. She went on to give Rhoads explanation that he couldn’t function properly sexually except with a woman in a submissive compliant state. Trust issues supposedly.

    About a week later I saw him around again and the woman who had told me the story before said that he had hired a new girl and was going to be giving her and the girls boyfriend a ride somewhere. The girl was young and her boyfriend not much older. These are the two that he killed shortly after somewhere down the highway. He knows all the secluded off road and roadside locations where a truck can park. He scouts them, watches for them, plans to use them.. I suspect there are many many more victims that could be linked to this man.

    Rhoads returned to Laughlin a week or two later after killing the two young people he had previously taken from there. I wonder if he has a habit of returning to locations where he has found victims before? In this instance I became concerned myself when I noticed him staring almost fixating on me and checking my reaction to seeing him. He seemed aware or thought that I knew something of him. He wore self darkening glasses that went extremely dark in sunlight. Most times you could not see his eyes through them but on this occaision the sun was coming from behind him and hitting the rear side of the lenses. That gave the opposite effect and made the glasses go clear where I could see his eyes just staring at me in an unusual fashion and not looking away when I looked back at him. I think he thought the glasses were darkened to where I couldn’t see him staring at me like that. Maybe he returns to eliminate witnesses too?

    I am convinced that this man had been engaged in all sorts of perverted and sadistic crimes everywhere he went. He should be a prime candidate for any missing /murdered cases in any location he was known to frequent. A map and an itinerary would be valuable information for searchers. He may have patterns that could be deciphered and that could be used to find others.

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    i am glad for this site and for what it trys to do and has done my spelling sucks so please for give me for that my name is will my brothers name was ricky lee jones most wont know who he is but they would most likely know who is girlfriend was her name was Regina Kay Walters she was one of robert ben rhoades victims one of the last and saddest of a long line i never really knew my brother his father raised him and my half sister the only time i ever talk to him was maybe days or weeks before it all happened on the phone he was planning to come see me so we could get to know each other and that was the first and last time we ever talk im sad for lose of the young lady but im even sadder for ricky he is forgotten in all this shot in the head from behind and left in a ditch i life cut so short he never got to be laid to rest by his family he lay forgotten in some lab from1991 till 2008 when the dna my mother gave help them figger out who he was and then he was forgotten again im glad rhoades was put away and can never hurt any more people or destory any more familys but the pain he and so many like him leave behind can never be fixed i can only hope that these other killers are stopped to so no more people have to suffer for thier sick pleasure thank you all for your time

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    Considering he was a long-distance truck driver, I wonder if he killed Marilee Bruszer or Tammy Alexander.

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