Mississippi authorities are questioning a man suspected of impersonating a police officer to determine whether he is involved in the killings of two motorists on state highways, a sheriff's investigator said Thursday.
The man was picked up after stopping two drivers, Humphreys County Sheriff Investigator Sam Dobbins told CNN. He was driving a blue Mercury Marquis that used to be a police car and still had flashing blue lights on top, Dobbins said.
Investigators had raised the possibility that someone posing as a police officer is to blame for the shootings, which happened this month about 55 miles apart.
In the first incident, Tom Schlender, 74, was found dead in his car about 1:30 a.m. in the median of an interstate highway last week. A few days later, Lori Anne Carswell, 48, was found dead outside her car on the shoulder of a state highway.
Because of the places where the drivers were found, and because nothing was found wrong with their cars, authorities say it's possible someone posing as a police officer may have signaled to the drivers to pull over.
Authorities say the victims did not know each other.FULL STORY
couldn't the cell towers triangulate cell numbers passing in the area of the estimated times these poor people was shot...something gotta be done about this low-down, and dirty hillbilly shootin po' motorist...just plain evil and no-good like buckshot cheney...