Sunday, 2 November 2014

The I 70 Killer

The I 70 Killer

   The I 70 killer or Interstate 70 killer was an unknown serial killer who in 1992 committed at least 6 murders along Interstate 70. I 70 runs from Baltimore, Maryland to Cove Fort, Utah. All were in a few miles of each other in Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana. There is theory but not proven that he may have links to 4 other murders that occured in Texas in 1993.  The pictures to the right are composite sketches that people have described how the I 70 Killer may look like.
  The killer would probably in his 50`s today and could be dead or in jail for another crime. He left little or no evidence for investigators to go on. Ballistics did connect all 6 I 70 shootings to the same gun.
  This was a hard case to find stuff on on the internet because every site you go to says the exact same thing. The man had no motive he was a spree killer who wanted to kill for the sake of killing nothing more. This is a man who odds are will never be caught he left no real solid evidence behind. All he left behind was heartache for the victims families.

Victims:
Robin Fuldauer 26: Killed April 8th, 1992 at a Payless Shoe Store in Indianapolis, Indiana
Patricia Magers 32: Killed April 11th, 1992 at a bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas
Patricia Smith 23: Killed April 11th, 1992 at a bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas
Michael McCown 40: Killed April 27th,1992 at a ceramics store that his mother owned in Terre Haute, Indiana. Investigators believe that the killer may have assumed Michael was assumed to be a woman and may of had his back turned as he often wore his hair in a pony tail.
Nancy Kitzmiller 24: Killed May 3rd, 1992 at Western Boot Shop in St. Charles, Missouri
Sarah Blessing 37: Killed May 7th, 1992 at a Gift Shop in Raytown, Missouri.

Other Possible Victims: There are other possible victims of the same killer along I 35 and I 45 in Texas which occured in 1993 and 1994. The killer was described to look similar to the man who commited the I 70 killings. There were a total of 3 victims all linked into those murders. The weapon was different than the I 70 killings but the MO was the same women working alone in shops.

Suspects & Leads In The Case: The best lead in the case came from the murders at the bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas. A man entered the store just before closing to get a cumberbund for his tuxedo and came face to face with the killer. It is unknown if the women were already dead or in the back but the killer asked the man to get into the back room. He said no and the killer told him to get out of there. It is unknown if the killer only attacked women or he was out of ammo. The man went to police and helped with a composite of the killer.
  Other leads that came in the case were witnesses when Sarah Blessing was murdered at the gift shop where she worked. Tim Hickman owned a video store next door to the gift shop where she worked and heard loud bangs. After hearing this he seen a man walking up the hill behind the shop and onto Interstate 70. When he entered the shop he discovered Sarahs body lying on the floor dead. A grocery clerk collecting carts also seen the killer walking in the parking lot.
  Serial killer Herb Baumeister from Westfield, Indiana was believed to be the killer but he committed suicide. He also didnt match the MO as he mainly killed homosexual males and buried them in his back yard.
  Donald Prince and Donald Blom were also pressumed at one point to be suspects.



Some References:
http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Interstate_70_Killer
http://unsolved.com/archives/i-70-serial-killer
http://fox4kc.com/2012/05/03/police-release-information-about-i-70-killer-20-years-later/





4 comments:

  1. Was just watching the show Dark Minds about this case and another thing i found interesting (all tho it was not very highlighted in the show) that created a sorta small tie between the 6 first murders with the later 3 was Tim Hickman mentioning the reason why he took notice of the killer outside he´s shop (before he heard the gunshot) was that the person was wearing a tweed sportscoat which he found peculiar being in the middle of the summer, later the woman who survived her gunshot described the man wearing a bit odd clothes, she described it as early 80s. Now i do get that weird clothes dosen´t make one a murdered but it would narrow down for interesting tips, a man with possibly weird relationsship /behaviour towards women, A person that would use I-70 maby between work and home, live in the area etc, And that would dress in this sorta off-beat manners (unless it was intentional to throw witnesses off) Someone out there should hear that describtion and go "oh, could it be"

    intersting show on the case:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJNuo0RozDM

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  2. The past tense of see is saw not seen, seen is past participle.

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  3. Looks like Dannie Boy Edwards the foster son of Edward Wayne Edwards.


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  4. http://www.nampn.org/cases/polk_gerald.html

    Honestly looks like him.

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