A Tennessee woman is discovered to have been murdered by a truck driver who was in the area from North Carolina, proving even more the theories of trucking crimes in this southern state. The TBI has a suspect in custody and a body identified.
For days, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been trying to tie an identity to the nude, murdered woman thrown behind a BP gas station in Crab Orchard. Now they know that she was 35-year old Summer Nicole Nelms of Knoxville. It seems that the truck driver, 32-year old Alan Stacy Rogers, picked her up in Knoxville before beating and stabbing her to death, among other things. Her body was disposed of several miles away from her town.
The TBI shared images of the dead woman's tattooed leg in hopes to get an identification and it appeared to work, and it's good that they were so fast in solving this case and charging this man with 1st degree murder. But why? Was this woman a prostitute or an abduction victim? Was she someone he knew or just some random woman? Also, who else could be his victims?
The state of TN is missing a lot of women, and most recently the disappearances of Holly Bobo, Shelly Mook and Gail Palmgren are still heavy on the minds of those who are searching for them. Holly Bobo was allegedly abducted from her own yard on April 13, 2011 and nobody knows what happened to her. Could a truck driver be responsible for any of these disappearances? What about the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the 20-year old fashion student from Indiana? She's only located about six hours from Holly Bobo, and since this guy has no problem traveling from other states to murder women, it wouldn't be so farfetched to see connections in these cases.
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