Fake Cop Blamed in Mississippi Murders

Coroner: This stuff is TV-worthy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2012 5:26 PM CDT
Fake Cop Blamed in Mississippi Murders
A police impersonator might be to blame in Mississippi slayings.   (Shutterstock)

Police are stumped as to who's behind a pair of Mississippi highway murders, but they have some ideas: The killer could be a police impostor, they say. Over the course of three days, two people were separately found dead in their cars—both on the sides of highways, Reuters reports. They had been shot in the early morning, and there were no witnesses, police say.

"There's only two people that could give us any information on what's happened and, it's sad to say, but they can't answer any questions at this time." If not a fake cop, the killer could be pretending to have car trouble, officers note. "This is stuff you see off of TV. It's not something you see in Mississippi," a coroner says. (Read more Mississippi stories.)

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