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  1. #16
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    Aug 2005
    I don't know. I just read that ,it got me very upset.......

  2. #17
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    Apr 2006
    South Carolina

    Serial killer Bruce D. Mendenhall

    Mendenhall, 56, allegedly implicated himself in as many as six deaths across the South after being arrested July 12 at a Nashville, Tenn., truck stop. He has been charged in only one killing, the death of Sara Hulbert, 25, of Ashland City, Tenn. Her body was found June 26 at a Nashville truck stop.
    Nashville authorities report Mendenhall also implicated himself in the deaths of Symantha Winters, 48, of Nashville, whose body was found in a trash can at a truck stop in Lebanon, Tenn.; Lucille Carter, 44, found shot to death at a Birmingham, Ala., truck stop on July 1; Sherry Drinkard, 43, of Gary, Ind., whose body was found at a Lake Station, Ind., truck stop on Feb. 22; Deborah Ann Glover, 43, of Atlanta, whose body was found at a truck stop motel in Sewanee, Ga., on Jan. 29; and Jennifer Smith, 25, found along Interstate 40 near Bucksnort, Tenn., in April 2005.



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  3. #18
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    Aug 2003
    Chico, CA
    bump I merged threads and edited the title to include his name for easier searching.

  4. #19
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    Feb 2004
    Wasn't Tammy Zywicki that college-aged girl several years ago in the Midwest who was on her way to school and disappeared. She was seen with a truck driver- she was featured on AMW with an appeal from her family asking for any information about the driver.

  5. #20
    Here is another trucker who admitted to five other killings, but LE hasn't been able to find the victims.

    Bruce Mendenhall, a 56-year-old truck driver, is charged in only one slaying, but police said he gave them incriminating details of five other killings, and authorities were working to prove his involvement


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  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by MeoW333 View Post
    Does anyone remember in the forum section in the Cold Case files here, Dalles Mckinsey was writing a book about how when he was a child, he had witnessed his stepfather killing? Yet they never caught the step father since he kept changing locations and names.
    Most likely this Bruce has been killing for decades also.
    If i can find the cold case link i'll post it on here.

    Just in case anyone was wondering the link is:


  7. #22
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego

    Prosecutor charges suspected serial killer with murder in Indiana


    Associated Press - April 10, 2008 11:34 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana prosecutor says blood from 10 different victims was found inside the truck cab of suspected serial killer Bruce Mendenhall.

    Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi (BRIH'-zee) says he has charged the 56-year-old Mendenhall of Albion, Illinois, with murder in the slaying last July of Carma Purpora of Indianapolis.

    The 31-year-old woman's body has never been recovered. But Brizzi says DNA tests link some of the blood from Mendenhall's truck cab to the woman's parents. Investigators also found her cell phone, ATM card and clothing she wore on the day she disappeared.

    <<more at link>>

  8. #23
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    Oct 2006
    "The Marion County prosecutor is charging 56-year-old Bruce Mendenhall, of Albion, Illinois, with the murder of a 31-year-old Indianapolis woman."

  9. #24
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    May 2007
    How does an ugly bastard like this lure women? Is no one else paying attention if it is done by force? These are important questions to consider so that we can warn women away from future disaster. Sadly, there are more like this one out there.

  10. #25
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    Posted Nov. '09
    Suspected serial killer set for trial on solicitation charges | VIDEO


    Photos posted Dec. '09

    February '10
    Bruce D. Mendenhall gets 30-year prison sentence

    Suspected serial killer tried to hire hit man to kill witnesses


    Posted 6/2011
    Attorney for suspected serial killer Mendenhall quits


    Posted 8/2011
    Suspected serial killer gets new lawyer, trial date


    This site has several more links to articles written about convicted seriel killer Bruce Mendenhall and his travels through the justice system since his capture back in? '07

  11. #26
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA

    Midstate Truck Stop Murder Victims Knew Each Other

    October 2010

    On Thursday, Metro police arrested 56-year-old Bruce Mendenhall of Albion, Ill., for the shooting death of Sara Hulbert. Her body was found at an East Nashville truck stop in late June.
    Mendenhall returned to the same truck stop Thursday.
    Hulbert's relatives Friday said Hulbert knew Symantha Winters, whose body was found at a Pilot travel center in Lebanon in June. Mendenhall is also a suspect in her death.


    another article about Hulbert and Winters

    Suspected Truck Stop Serial Killer Ran for Mayor in Illinois

    July 14, 2007
    Many people in this southern Illinois town thought Bruce Mendenhall was loud, hot-tempered and a little peculiar, but they were still stunned to hear police say he has confessed to killing six people.
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  12. #27
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    Jul 2004
    Officials in Wilson County, Tenn., have set a new trial date for suspected serial killer Bruce D. Mendenhall.

    Mendenhall, 60, of Albion, Ill., is expected to stand trial Aug. 8 for the June 6, 2007, slaying of a Lebanon, Tenn., woman. A scheduled April 10 trial date was vacated last month.

    The body of Symantha Winters, 48, was found stuffed into a trash can at a Pilot truck stop off Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon, Tenn., with trash piled on top of her.

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    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

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    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    I have family in Albion and I believe that this guy actually ran for mayor of the town in what would have been his active period but was defeated. Luckily, he did not gain the title "His Honor".
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

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  14. #29
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    Aug 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    I have family in Albion and I believe that this guy actually ran for mayor of the town in what would have been his active period but was defeated. Luckily, he did not gain the title "His Honor".
    I am from Albion originally. He did run for mayor when I was in high school, around 1994 or 1995, I think. No one really took him seriously, and he didn't come close to winning. The media likes to make it sound like we almost elected a serial killer, but it wasn't like that.

    I don't know if he was killing at that time or not. The murders he has been charged with are much more recent, but who knows how long he's been active.

  15. #30
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    Sep 2012
    Largo, FL
    I am new here, but for personal reasons, have been researching some similar cold cases along Interstate highways. Back in 1989, along I-65 a friend of mine was killed by a serial killer. They have never caught him. They have definitely connected him to 4 instances, but one of those victims survived. Based on the presumed age of the killer, I have looked back to 1965-71 for possible early cases with the same general attributes. I found at least 14 murders of young women who were near an Interstate in the Midwest. The general facts were stabbed or shot (two modes know to be used by the I-65 Serial killer); raped; left in a secluded area near tracks or a fence or a ditch. The trail seems to start in Milwaukee, WI in 1971. Terri Erdmann went to James Madison University HS in 1971. That would have been about the time the I-65 killer may have graduated from HS. Other assaults had taken place at the location she was found (training?). Then the other possibles are: Tina Davidson in 1973 Racine, WI; Vickie McDonough in 1974 St. Joseph Co., IN; Nancy Radbill 1979 Milwaukee, WI; Juanita Boyd 1981 LaPorte Co., IN; Donna Mraz 1982 Madison, WI; Jeannette Banek 1983 Weston, WI; Vickie Heath 1987 Elizabethtown, KY (definitely I-65 Killer); Mary Gill 1989 Merrillville, IN (definitely I-65 Killer); Jeanne Gilbert 1989 Remington, IN (definitely I-65 Killer); Unknown (survived) 1990 Columbus, IN (definitely I-65 Killer); Holly Anderson 1992 Perrysville, IN; Carol Reynolds 1992 Warren Co., KY; Tammy Zywicki 1992, LaSalle Co, IL. The theory was that the I-65 Killer was a trucker and the killings were on his route. The composite sketch from the unknown survivor is the only real clue to his identity. The above names not definitely connected to the I-65 Killer may not be correct, but what if they are? Could the killer have gone to HS in Milwaukee? Could the man, described as male, white, 6 foot tall, brown hair, green eyes, with a right lazy eye be a classmate? I've gone as far as I can with this. I would really like to find this creep so he can pay for what he did to my friend and her whole family as they dealt with what happened.

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