Okay, y’all, so I’m sitting there last night watching CBS’s news magazine wishing I had a poker player next to me, because when the kid was all “I so didn’t stick an ax in my parents’ faces while they slept,” his eyes did something funky that seemed to me as if he was saying, “Yes, yes, I did and I thought they would both die!” when the news came on and Channel 5 starts talking about a serial killer along I-40.
Well, that will sit a girl bolt upright.
Sadly, the story was about 15 seconds long, which leaves me with a ton of questions, which I shall ask you.
For as long as I’ve lived in Nashville, I’ve heard rumors of a suspected serial killer who preyed on prostitutes who work Dickerson Pike. Has anyone else heard this? Is it true? Is it just legend?
If it is true, do law enforcement folks think that this is the same guy as the I-40 killer, if indeed there is an I-40 killer? Or are there possibly two serial killers at work here in Nashville? According to wikipedia (I know!), the FBI has said that there are probably 35 serial killers at work in the country at any given time. It would seem strange for Nashville to have two.
Is the I-40 killer only killing women in Middle Tennessee or are there other murders along I-40 that fit that pattern? The investigation is surely hampered by how busy truckstops are, but isn’t it also hampered by the marginal stature of the victims?
One could make a good argument about how this is just more evidence that prostitution needs to be legalized and well-regulated, but I will refrain.