Deceased U.S. Man Linked to Highway of Tears Murder
New developments in the case of missing women along Highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears, stretching from Prince George to Prince Rupert.
R-C-M-P announced on the morning of September 25th, that a deceased U-S man, by the name of Bobby Jack Fowler is responsible for the murder of Colleen MacMillen in 1974, thanks to a DNA link.
MacMillen, who was 16 at the time of her death, went missing after she left home to hitchike to a friend's house.
Police have also eliminated Fowler as a suspect in eight out of the 10 other murders.. but have him as a key suspect in two other cases.
Fowler had no criminal record in Canada, but Inspector Gary Shinkaruk says he was known as a violent offender in the U.S.
"Bobby Jack Fowler has an extensive violent and criminal history for crimes including attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, sexual assault, arson, kidnapping, attempting sexual assault and firearms."
Fowler worked at a roofing company in Prince George in 1974 and died in prison in 2006.