Suspect in Highway of Tears Murders

Police match DNA to inmate

Bobby Jack Fowler's 1995 booking photo.     Photo: Courtesy of Lincoln County District Attorney

Canadian authorities have linked an American who died in prison six years ago to at least one of the murders and disappearances of 18 women in British Columbia, according to Oregon law enforcement. Investigators matched DNA from Bobby Jack Fowler to a victim who went missing off of the Highway of Tears, a stretch of highway between Prince Rupert and Prince George where several young women have been found dead. Fowler died of lung cancer in 2006 while serving a prison sentence in Oregon for kidnapping, assault, and attempted rape. He has also been named as a suspect in a 1995 double homicide and a person of interest in a 1992 double homicide, both in Oregon.

Via Global Edmonton

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