The Burned Remains of Mary Reeser, A Victim of Spontaneous Human Combustion, Ukrainian mother found naked in street holding severed head of teen daughter, Robbin Rhodes, 28, last seen in New Bedford, March/April 1988. If she did indeed abuse him to the extent that has been reported, he could have been seeing his mother's face in each of the victims... Total: 1,195 (members: 255, guests: 791, robots: 149). The Highway Murders is the first documentary film series ever produced about the New Bedford Highway Murders of 1988. Some of the bodies were also badly decomposed, left in ditches to rot for months before someone would stop on the side of a busy highway to see them. He was convicted of two recent killings, those of Brian and Bev Muack. And then the murders suddenly stopped. So that alone was confusing for law enforcement, considering we didn’t have extensive DNA testing at the time. Either way all these men could’ve contributed to some or all of the murders but in reality we truly don’t know who did it or where those two other women’s bodies are located. The prostitute, who described the assailant as having a “flat nose,” never named DeGrazia as a positive suspect, but stated that he looked like the man who assaulted her. Please consider donating a dollar for our upkeep and whitelisting on your ad blockers. If it's night time, you could pull off on the side of them with your lights off and see for miles in either direction if headlights were approaching. Dopierala’s mother stated that her daughter had once given her telephone number to Ponte in the event she needed to be reached. This FAQ is empty. The McQuilken brothers grinning, unaware that they were minutes away from being struck by lightning. The victims of the New Bedford Highway killer who terrorized the Massachusetts town for 13 months.HANDOUT / BRISTOL COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ''Thirteen months was how long his reign of terror lasted. Circumstantial evidence can only go so far in any case really. Anthony DeGrazia was later accused of 17 rapes and assaults on several prostitutes. While in prison for the murder of his mother, Daniel Thomas Tavares Junior sent a threatening letter to one of the prison staff indirectly claiming responsibility for the Highway Killings. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Authorities investigated his possible connection to the New Bedford prostitute murders. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window). I understand that not everyone wants to hear about it, but either way the media at the time should’ve been more involved. Documentary about murdered and missing women in New Bedford, MA, in the 1980's. While the victims were taken from New Bedford… Just because they were prostitutes or doing drugs or homeless even, is not a good reason to ignore so many women getting murdered.