Where is Robert Ben Rhoades now? | The Truck Stop Killer

Robert Ben Rhoades

What did Robert Ben Rhoades do? 

Robert Ben Rhoades is an American serial killer who killed two couples in Illinois and Texas in 1989 and 1990. However, he is suspected of killing more than 50 women between 1975 and 1990. He was a truck driver who would pick up his victims along Interstate 80. He became known by the moniker “The Truck Stop Killer.


What happened during the trial?

Rhoades was convicted in 1994 of the first-degree murder of Regina Kay Walters and was sentenced to life without parole. Walters had been found nude and badly decomposed, on the 29th of September, 1990, in the loft of an abandoned barn. She had been missing since the 3rd of February 1990, when she ran away from her home. An autopsy discovered she’d been strangled to death in early March. A photograph of Walters being tortured was found in Rhoades’ home.

Rhoades was extradited to Utah in 2005 to face charges in the deaths of Candace Walsh and Douglas Zyskowski. However, the charges were dropped at the request of the victims’ families in 2006, as they didn’t want to testify more than once (for both states) and he was sent back to prison.


Where is Robert Ben Rhoades now?

Rhoades is serving his life sentence at the maximum-security Menard Correctional Centre in Chester, Illinois. He is 78 years old. 


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  1. My best friend and I were picked up by this scumbag when we were hitchhiking in Northern California around 1981. I was in the back of the can and she was in the passenger seat. Thank God the Holy Spirit ans my women’s intuition was on high alert and I felt extremely uncomfortable and started looking around. I saw a gun down alongside his seat and quietly grabbed it and put it inside my big leather purse. Not long later when we told him to pull over snd let us out (basically in thr middle of no where bit we both knew this guy was OFF), he started feeling down alongside his seat. I pulled out his gun and pointed it at him and said “Looking for this?” Eternally grateful to my grandfather who taught me at a young age how to handle firearms. He pulled over, I got out WITH the gun and made him pull away, then we hid for about four hours before continuing our journey. Never knew until today who he was…wow thank God and the Holy Spirit!

  2. They haven’t put a word in the dictionary yet that fits this evil piece of #^£%# and I don’t think there ever will be

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