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Rest Rooms are small rest areas located on highways, they have facilities which provide comfort to passengers who have been travelling for day long and need some rest. They are primarily located on some inner roads and not on highways but are well connected with highways. Though they are known to provide rest but at times these restrooms, are places of crimes too, as they are situated in interiors and there is no one to protect you if something wrong happen. Read the stories below, and find out some of the mysterious criminal incidents that took place at Rest Rooms.However, my idea is not to develop a wrong perception about restrooms, but of course, you need to be careful.
Gord and Jackie McAllister of Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, were the only two people in the Blind River, on the morning of June 28th, 1991, which was a Ontario Rest Stop. While they were sleeping peacefully, a man identifying himself as a police officer woke them by pounding on their window. He told them they needed to move their RV. When Jackie opened the door, the man barged in and demanded money and valuables. He was armed with a 22-caliber rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun. As Jackie went through her purse, the gunman shot her. Gord was also shot, but he managed to jump out of the vehicle. Later, he flagged down a trucker, but it was too late. Gord's wife, Jackie, was already dead. The gunman's other victim, Bryan Major, also died at the scene. He left behind a wife and a young son. Gord's injuries were minor. When Ontario papers published a drawing of the gunman based on Gord's description, a witness came forward. He said that a few minutes after 1 AM on the night of the murders, a blue van peeled out of the Blind River Rest Stop and headed straight toward his car. The van continued dead east, toward Sudbury, Ontario. The witness didn't notice if it had Canadian or U.S. plates. Police checked out more than 3,500 blue vans on both sides of the border, but, according to Detective Inspector Frank Ryder of the Ontario Provincial Police, they found no matches. Why the man killed, what was his intention, he simply killed, why he did so is not known till date.
The brutal stabbing death of single mom Jane Snow, 31, in the bathroom of the Loon Lake rest area while her two young children played outside has baffled investigators since it occurred May 15, 1979. Family and friends wonder aloud whether it was the hitchhiker or someone else, or whether it will ever be solved. Investigators haven't given up on hope the killer will face justice. One of the suspect's name was John McGawley, who was eventually picked up and questioned about Jane Snow's murder. When McGawley was tracked down by police, he was wearing a shirt with bloodstains on it, but subsequent tests determined that the blood did not belong to Jane. Ultimately, there was not enough evidence to charge McGawley with the murder, which continues to remain unsolved after more than 35 years.
On April 4, Shaina and Shausha, along with their mother, Kimyala Henson, departed from Portland, Oregon for a two-week vacation to British Columbia, Canada. Plans were to travel with a friend of Kimyala's, Christina Mayer and Christina's husband, Curtis, whose real name was Frank Oehring. On April 5, everyone traveled together to Sacramento to pick up Kimyala's birth certificate and then spent the night in Redding, California at Shasta Lodge. On April 20, Oehring and Mayer were discovered at a Collier County, Florida rest stop, both with gunshot wounds to the head. Mayer was dead on scene and Oehring died shortly after. Authorities determined this to be a murder/suicide. Found during the search of the vehicle, were letters written by Oehring detailing the plan to steal Kimyala's birth certificate and for Mayer to assume her identity. On April 28, Kimyala's remains were found 60 miles outside of Reno, Nevada, beaten and shot to death. A search of the area left no clues to the location of the children. Kimyala's blood was found in Oehring's car and they are believed to be responsible for her death. There is nothing to show that the children traveled with Oehring and Mayer on their trip to Florida. Both children's car seats and birth certificates were missing and have never been recovered. It is not known if the children were harmed or sold to other individuals.
Unbelievable but true! a female's torso was found at a Wright City rest stop, and the mystery surrounding the case remains unsolved until today. The torso was found in the early morning hours on June 28, 2004, at the rest stop along Interstate 70. Her head, arms and legs were cut off and have never been found, according to past reports. No one has been able to identify the woman. Warren County Coroner Roger Mauzy believes she was killed somewhere else and then her body was dumped at the rest area. He said calls are still received about the case, but nothing has panned out to help identify the woman. The woman is believed to be a Caucasian in her mid to late 20s and had a C-section and appendectomy scars. The woman, referred to as "Jane Doe," is buried at an undisclosed location. In 2005, Mauzy was named the woman's next of kin.
On October 21, Lee's locked 2007 Toyota Corolla was found parked at a rest stop near the bluffs east of Baraboo, Wisconsin, along the Baraboo River. This area is nearly 200 miles from Lee's home. Searchers found Lee's backpack and some of of his blankets were found near the Baraboo River. Lee's pants, containing his wallet, identification, some cash and his car keys, were partially submerged in the river. Among the items located were an empty bottle of an over-the-counter pain medication and sleep aid; a copy of Into the Wild, a true story about a young man who went to seek adventure in the Alaskan wilderness and wound up dying there; and letters addressed to Lee's family and girlfriend. The notes did not specifically mention suicide, but in one letter to his mother, tucked into the Into the Wildbook, Lee wrote "I'll finally get to sleep" and apologized for "being a coward."