PAMPA, Texas – A Mississippi prisoner has been indicted in Texas in the death of a woman linked to a string of slayings at truck stops in several states.
Thirty-two-year-old John Robert Williams was indicted Thursday on a capital murder charge in the death of Vickie Helen Anderson.
Anderson was last seen at a truck stop in Sayre, Okla. Her body was found in Gray County off Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle in 2003.
Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, says Anderson's slaying has always been considered one of several involving women abducted from truck stops whose bodies were later found in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi between 2003 and 2004.
Williams is serving a life sentence at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on an unrelated murder charge. It isn't clear whether he has an attorney.