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Victim’s family still heartbroken after dead US sex offender linked to Highway of Tears slaying (with video)

In the summer of 1974, Colleen MacMillen, a pretty, strawberry-blond teenager, left her Lac La Hache home to hitchhike just a few kilometres to her friend’s house.

Even though hitchhiking was a common practice in the 1970s, Colleen never made it to her destination. Her body was found one month later beside a logging road south of 100 Mile House.

“Colleen was a lovely, sweet, innocent 16-year-old kid, and there are still no words in the world to express how terribly she was wronged,” her teary-eyed brother Shawn MacMillen told a packed RCMP news conference Tuesday.

Her heartbroken family was left without answers for 38 years. The RCMP revealed it now believes a U.S. convict, Bobby Jack Fowler, killed MacMillen.

Click here to see photos of women missing and murdered on Highway of Tears

The Oregon man, who died in prison in 2006 while serving a sentence for kidnapping, attempted rape and

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Motive still a mystery in Seminole Heights murders but crises …



TAMPA — The community breathed a sigh of relief when police announced they had made an arrest in the seemingly random series of four shootings known as the Seminole Heights murders.

But a month later, the evidence pointing to who is responsible still doesn’t point to why, and those closest to 24-year-old suspect Howell Emanuel Donaldson III aren’t talking. His parents are even risking jail time by refusing to answer a subpoena that compels them to testify.

In the absence of explanations, hundreds of people have turned to social media posts from the Donaldson family’s past — and created their own online forums to discuss them. About 1,100 Facebook users have joined the closed group “Howell

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Motive still a mystery in Seminole Heights murders but crises marked suspect’s upbringing



TAMPA — The community breathed a sigh of relief when police announced they had made an arrest in the seemingly random series of four shootings known as the Seminole Heights murders.

But a month later, the evidence pointing to who is responsible still doesn’t point to why, and those closest to 24-year-old suspect Howell Emanuel Donaldson III aren’t talking. His parents are even risking jail time by refusing to answer a subpoena that compels them to testify.

In the absence of explanations, hundreds of people have turned to social media posts from the Donaldson family’s past — and created their own online forums to discuss them. About 1,100 Facebook users have joined the closed group “Howell

Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/Motive-still-a-mystery-in-Seminole-Heights-murders-but-crises-marked-suspect-s-upbringing_163635864

Dangerous Serial Killers Are Still at Large in These States

A man in a suit walks behind a security guard Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) is an FBI agent hunting serial killers on Netflix’s Mindhunter. | Netflix

Those murder mystery novels and Netflix crime documentaries are all fun and games until you realize the sadistic plots hit a little closer to home than you originally thought. Not only are those murderous plots ripped from the headlines, but many remain unsolved.

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Some experts suggest that, when you start analyzing homicide data, there are actually up to 2,000 serial killers at large in the United States right now. And they’re notorious for a reason. Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, the Unabomber? Must we go on? Some elusive cases get solved years later, like the Maryvale serial shooter in Arizona who was apprehended in late 2017

Read more at: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/dangerous-serial-killers-still-large-states.html/?a=viewall

Possible Serial Killer Still At Large in Tampa – People

The Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa has been on edge for nearly a month — and residents are trying to go about their daily lives with the fear that a serial killer may be in their midst.

The area has been terrorized by three killings of people who don’t seem to have an apparent link to each other. They were fatally shot within a half-mile of each other. Police believe the killings are related.

“I am scared every day,” resident Marisol Linares tells PEOPLE. “When I check my mail, I wonder if I can even get to the mailbox without being shot. I have children who can’t play outside because there may be someone who will shoot them. I want to move away, but I can’t right now.”

Police continue to investigate the killings, and a spokesperson tells PEOPLE that they are looking at

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/tampa-possible-serial-killer-residents-on-edge/

Murders in our forests are still haunting a decade later – Asheville Citizen

The closing of a national forest doesn’t happen often. It’s an unusually hard thing to do, especially in an enormous one like Pisgah National Forest, where access points in the Asheville area are almost behind every tree.

But the U.S. Forest Service tried to close the woods in late July by evacuating the thousands of summer visitors and not letting any more in as law enforcement scoured the forest for a fugitive who had held people up at gunpoint, kidnapped and killed a man, Tommy Bryson, just to steal his truck.

For a week until Philip Michael Stroupe’s capture in McDowell County, the crime spree sent chills across Western North Carolina.

And it brought back those eerie, sitting duck feelings from 10 years ago, when we all thought twice about going out in the forest

Read more at: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/11/08/murders-our-forests-still-haunting-decade-later/834298001/

‘The Snowman’ Isn’t A Real Serial Killer, But He’s Still Pretty Terrifying

The Snowman may sound like a fun new holiday movie, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The film is a Norwegian-set thriller about a vicious serial killer, nicknamed “The Snowman,” who commits his crimes during snow storms, mutilating his victims and leaving clues for the authorities in the form of grotesque snowman. It’s pretty nasty stuff, but does it have a basis in reality? Is The Snowman a real serial killer?

Thankfully, he’s not. The movie is a complete work of fiction, based upon the novel of the same name by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. The book is part of Nesbø’s Harry Hole (pronounced “Who-luh”) series of novels, which feature the protagonist detective Harry Hole — played by Michael Fassbender in the film — investigating different crimes. The Snowman is actually the seventh entry in the book series, as it was preceded by The Bat,

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-snowman-isnt-a-real-serial-killer-but-hes-still-pretty-terrifying-2932847

Netflix’s New Serial Killer Series Is Still A Mystery

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Highway of Tears still needs public transit options, locals say

On a recent crisp fall morning, a compact white shuttle bus rolled to a stop just off the Yellowhead Highway. Four people hastily exited and began to walk briskly toward their destinations.

After all, it was 9:38 a.m., giving them just more than five hours in Smithers before the bus departed again at 3 p.m.

One of the passengers was Joe Scheck, 50, who catches the bus from Houston three times a week to do yard work in Smithers. His boss would like him to work full time, but the bus only runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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“If I could, I would do it five times a week,” said Mr. Scheck, standing next to his rusty Jeep bicycle, his only other form of transportation.

Mr. Scheck, as with many residents of small communities along Highway 16 in central British Columbia, can’t afford to live

Read more at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/highway-of-tears-still-needs-public-transit-options-locals-say/article36455472/

Nine women found dead, two still missing: Nearly 30 years later, the mystery of the New Bedford Highway Serial …

The first body turned up in July of 1988, about 30 feet from the road on northbound Route 140 in Freetown, Massachusetts. A motorist who had stopped to relieve herself on the Sunday of the July Fourth weekend came upon the partially clothed, unrecognizable corpse, a bra around its neck – and investigators who soon arrived on the scene could tell the body had been there for months.

What they couldn’t have guessed, however, was just how frequent such grisly discoveries were about to become.

That body, identified five months later in December 1988 as Debra Medeiros, marked the first in a series of killings that would come to be attributed to the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. Nine women were found, two remain missing to this day – and the murderer has never been caught.

The deaths are the subject of a new book by journalist Maureen Boyle

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4880476/New-Bedford-Highway-Serial-Killer-case-unsolved.html