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Arkansas Lawmen Join Peers from Five Other States to Discuss Case of Serial Killer with Possible Link to Region 8

FEBRUARY 28, 2004 - Posted at 1:09 p.m. CDT

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Law officers from a six-state region that includes Arkansas gathered in Oklahoma City yesterday to sift through evidence in the search for a possible serial killer preying on prostitutes across the south and southwest.

The bodies of seven women have been found dumped along highways or near creeks from the Texas Panhandle to northern Mississippi.  Their bodies were discovered between July and January in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi.  Most of the victims were prostitutes and several were last seen at truck stops, including that of a Memphis woman whose partially nude body was found last summer near an Interstate-40 exit ramp in Crittenden County.  Police say the victim had last been seen at a West Memphis truck stop.

More than 60 investigators from six states compared notes to try to determine whether the women were victims of the same killer, perhaps a long-haul trucker.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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