Meme: petite, blonde and gone!
June 9, 2012
Meme: Petite, Blonde and Gone!
Most of us know very well that actions speak louder than words and that a pattern of actions can be followed like a trail of breadcrumbs.
In the last seven years, at least 12 pretty, young women have disappeared. Three of their bodies have been found, the fates of the other nine are suspected, but remain unsaid for lack of evidence.
What’s worth noting about these 12 abductions is how similar in type they were. This is their victimology:
- very petite (with one exception, they were tiny: 4’11″ to 5’3″)
- very young (the youngest was 17, the oldest was 44)
- very blonde (bleach blonde to dishwater)
- very attractive (natural beauties with or without makeup)
- very slim (the lightest was 95 pounds, the heaviest was 136 pounds)
- abducted in transit to/from home at all hours of day and night
Establishing a pattern of predation is not rocket science; clearly, a pattern has emerged. Establishing why someone has become a predator is where it gets tricky; predicting how/when/and where he or she will strike next is next to impossible. This would be the predator’s profile.
The pattern suggests one or more highly mobile men, whose occupation allows them to travel around in several states with enough discretionary time to look for victims in public places. The three occupations that come to mind are truck driver, delivery driver and traveling salesman.
The names of the known victims and their typology:
- Mickey Shunick, 22, blonde, 5′ 1″, 115 lbs
- Kelli Bordeaux, 23, blonde, 5′ 0″, 99 lbs
- Heather Hodges, 22, blonde, 5′ 1′, 99 lbs
- Lauren Spierer, 21, blonde, 4′ 11″, 95 lbs
- Holly Bobo, 21, blonde, 5′ 3″ 110 lbs
- Paige Johnson, 18, blonde, 5′ 1″ 110 lbs
- Kate Markham, 22, blondish, 5′ 3″ 128 lbs
- Brittanee Drexel, 17, blonde, 5′ 0″ 105 lbs
- Crystal Hall, 24, reddish blonde, 5′ 3″ 105 lbs
- Karen Swift, 44, blonde, 5′ 5″ 136 lbs
- Carmen Purpura, 31, blonde, 5′ 1″ 105 lbs (suspect charged)
- Misty Gwinner, 18, blonde, 5′ 2″ 119 lbs
* The bodies of the last three women have been found. Cause of death for Karen Swift is being withheld. Carmen Purpura was suffocated and shot. Misty Gwinner was shot.
Most of the women were grabbed late at night or during the early morning hours (11:30 pm to 7:40 am).
An interactive map compiled by the FBI of the 459 murders and 41 attempted murders believed to have occurred along the nation’s highways over the last four decades.
Private investigator Bill Warner is following this case on his blog. He makes some interesting connections (such as the number three figuring in many of the abductions) that local police don’t seem to be paying attention to as clues.
Predators are out there. They look just like you and me, and they hunt continually for the uninformed, the unprepared, the unsuspecting and the unthreatening.
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