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‘Truck Stop Killer’ Robert Ben Rhoades’ ex-wife recounts time with serial killer and rapist

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Robert Ben Rhoades, who is thought to have raped and killed more than 50 women

‘Truck Stop Killer’ Robert Ben Rhoades is thought to have tortured, raped and killed more than 50 women during a reign of terror lasting from 1975 to 1990.

But to ex-wife Debra Davis, when they first met he was pretty much her dream man.

On a new episode of Investigation Discovery series Evil Lives Here, Davis recalls their time together.

She tells in an exclusive interview how her husband used the name Dusty Rhoades when they first met.

Later, when he called her cold and immature because she didn’t want to experiment sexually, she started to think there was something wrong with her.

But little did she know that within Rhoades’ gentlemanly exterior was a person of pure evil.

Rhoades was later convicted of

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Truck stop killer Bruce Mendenhall is spotlighted on Grave Secrets

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Sara Hulbert was sexually assaulted and then shot in the head and dumped at a truck stop

This week Grave Secrets spotlights the crimes and possible crimes committed by Bruce Mendenhall, a truck driver who murdered Sara Hulbert and is accused of several more killings.

June 25, 2007 and 25-year-old prostitute Sara Hulbert went missing after getting high with friends and taking a lift from a truck at the nearby stop. Her body was found at another Nashville truck stop, she’d been sexually assaulted and shot in the head.

Police viewed CCTV footage from the truck stop where she was last seen and in a lucky break one of the detectives recognised the truck they were interested at another stop. The driver was 56-year-old long haul trucker Mendenhall and a search of his truck turned up a shocking inventory of objects.

Bruce MendenhallRead more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/truck-stop-killer-bruce-mendenhall-is-spotlighted-on-grave-secrets/

Jim Cruz, James Robert Cruz: Killer Truck Driver Who Left Teen …

Jim Cruz, aka James Robert Cruz, an Ohio truck driver who raped and strangled a teen in Pennsylvania in 1993, will be the next topic to air on Investigation Discovery’s Evil Lives Here. The story of James Robert Cruz (Jim Cruz) will be told through the experiences of Sheila Janutolo — his former wife. Cruz was convicted and sentenced to life in a Pennsylvania prison for the murder of 17-year-old Dawn Marie Birnbaum. ID’s Evil Lives Here is a different kind of crime documentary, which tells the side of the family members who were linked to the killer. In some cases, it may be a spouse or a child. More than 20 years ago, Sheila Janutolo was married and raising a family with Jim Cruz, who worked as a truck driver in his home town. She had no idea that during his night trips, he was targeting females

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Jim Cruz, James Robert Cruz: Killer Truck Driver Who Left Teen Dead In Snow Subject Of ‘Evil Lives Here’ On ID

Jim Cruz, aka James Robert Cruz, an Ohio truck driver who raped and strangled a teen in Pennsylvania in 1993, will be the next topic to air on Investigation Discovery’s Evil Lives Here. The story of James Robert Cruz (Jim Cruz) will be told through the experiences of Sheila Janutolo — his former wife. Cruz was convicted and sentenced to life in a Pennsylvania prison for the murder of 17-year-old Dawn Marie Birnbaum. ID’s Evil Lives Here is a different kind of crime documentary, which tells the side of the family members who were linked to the killer. In some cases, it may be a spouse or a child. More than 20 years ago, Sheila Janutolo was married and raising a family with Jim Cruz, who worked as a truck driver in his home town. She had no idea that during his night trips, he was targeting females

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/2834158/jim-cruz-james-robert-cruz-dawn-marie-birnbaum-ids-evil-lives-here-revisits-case-of-teen-found-dead-in-snow-sheila-janutolo/