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B.C. Mounties run out of tips in Highway of Tears deaths

Bobby Jack Fowler is shown in this 1995 booking photo taken in Newport, Ore.,provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's office. The investigation into several cold-case murders of woman along B.C.'s so-called Highway of Tears appears to have stalled.Mounties announced a year ago that Fowler, who died in an Oregon jail in 2006, was responsible for one of the murders along the highway and a suspect in others.
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September 26, 2013 - 10:42 AM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The investigation into several cold-case murders of woman along B.C.'s so-called Highway of Tears appears to have stalled.

Mounties announced a year ago that Bobby Jack Fowler, who died in an Oregon jail in 2006, was responsible for one of the murders along the highway and a suspect in others.

DNA from Fowler was matched to the 1974 death of 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen of Lac La Hache, B.C., and he was suspected of killing Gale Weys and Pamela Darlington in 1973.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Wayne Clary says police have now interviewed all of Fowler's relatives and ex-wives without furthering the case, and DNA or other forensic evidence likely won't be the key to solving the murders.

Clary says he believes someone has some information, like a person who Fowler may have spoken to about his crimes, yet hasn't come forward to police.

The three deaths linked to Fowler are among 18 women who disappeared or were murdered along northern B.C. highways, including Highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears. (CFJC)

News from © The Canadian Press , 2013
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