Bruce Mendenhall

The Truck Stop Killer

  Active for 1 year
(2007) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 2 Books About Bruce Mendenhall
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Bruce Mendenhall an accused American serial killer known as The Truck Stop Killer, The Rest Stop Killer and The Prosti-Shooter. Mendenhall worked as a long haul trucker, he has been charged with the murders of three other women at truck stops in Alabama, Indiana and Tennessee. Mendenhall is suspected for murders in Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mendenhall was arrested at a truck stop in Nashville, Tennessee, his truck was found to contain blood and other incriminating evidence. In 2007, Mendenhall was sentenced to life in prison. In 2010, Mendenhall was sentenced to an additional thirty years in prison for soliciting the murders of three witnesses in his upcoming murder trial.

Bruce Mendenhall Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Bruce Mendenhall (aka) The Truck Stop Killer, was active for 1 year in 2007, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Bruce Mendenhall was born on April 14th 1951

Mendenhall married Linda Hortin in 1981, Bruce (Age 30/31). He had two daughters, Bryna Mendenhall.

In 2007 (Age 55/56) Bruce Mendenhall started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. Bruce Mendenhall used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children, where Mendenhall was known to work as a sex worker.

He was arrested on July 12th 2007 (Age 56), convicted on August 17th 2007 (Age 56), sentenced to life imprisonment at Turney Center Industrial Complex in Hickman County, Tennessee, US. Mendenhall was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 83%
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Bruce Mendenhall has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Bruce Mendenhall a known:

Bruce Mendenhall
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Bruce Mendenhall
Nickname: The Truck Stop Killer
Victims: 1 - 6
Years Active: 2007 - 2007
Ages Active: 55/56 - 55/56
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1951 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Linda Hortin in 1981, Bruce (Age 30/31)
Children: two daughters, Bryna Mendenhall
Living With: his wife and children
Occupation: sex worker
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 14, 1951
Family Name: Mendenhall
Given Name: Bruce
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Jul 12, 2007 (Age 56)
Convicted: Aug 17, 2007 (Age 56)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Turney Center Industrial Complex in Hickman County, Tennessee, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Bruce Mendenhall

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Bruce Mendenhall. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 14 1951birth of Bruce Mendenhall  #19510414
Apr 14 1971
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 14 1981
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 14 1991
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 14 2001
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
(Age 55/56)
Bruce Mendenhall started his serial killing spree. #2007
Jul 12 2007
(Age 56)
Bruce Mendenhall arrested. #20070712
Aug 17 2007
(Age 56)
Bruce Mendenhall was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Turney Center Industrial Complex in Hickman County, Tennessee, US.  #20070817
(Age 56/57)
Bruce Mendenhall ended his serial killing spree. #2007
Apr 14 2011
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 14 2021
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
totem personal item TRUE 354
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Bruce Mendenhall

Book: Killer on the Road (mentions serial killer Bruce Mendenhall)
Ginger Strand
Killer on the Road
Book: Serial Murderers and Their Victims (mentions serial killer Bruce Mendenhall)
Eric W. Hickey
Serial Murderers and Their Victims

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Bruce Mendenhall

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0292726376 Killer on the Road 2
1305446348 Serial Murderers and Thei... 27

Bruce Mendenhall (born April 14, 1951) is a convicted American murderer and accused serial killer. He was arrested in Tennessee in July 2007 – and found guilty in 2010 – for the June 26, 2007 murder of Sara Hulbert. The body was found by the security guard on duty that night.

External References
  1. Q16149648 on, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Bruce Mendenhall on, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Bruce D. MENDENHALL on, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  4. Russell Working, Gerry F. Smith, Arrest in truck-stop death shocks farm town - Chicago Tribune on, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  5. TOMIS# 00465896, Tennessee Felony Offender on, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
Internal References

Bruce Mendenhall is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #36 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  2. #42 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #197 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #323 of 327[ Page 22 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #400 of 651[ Page 27 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #541 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #640 of 651[ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Bruce Mendenhall is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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