A group of truckers is demanding answers regarding a fellow driver that was murdered and potentially robbed at a remote logging site last month.
72-year-old Thearthor Dixon was found dead beside his truck in the woods off of Walker Springs Road near Jackson, Alabama on January 28th. Now, almost a month later, police still have no answers.
While Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor says that the murder appears to have been a robbery, officials have yet to release any details regarding what, if anything, was stolen from Dixon or his rig.
“It really bothers all of us because we go into the woods at 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m. When we go into the woods in the morning time we’re by ourselves,” said Nick Askew, founder of a Facebook page, Southern Loggers, that connects truck drivers across the logging industry.
“We’re out here trying to do our job, get back home to our family every day and something like this happens. That man wasn’t planning on nothing like that to happen when he left home that morning. He was just doing his job,” Askew continued to News 5.
“However many people were involved that killed this man are still out there. If they do it once they’ll do it again. Every time you go in those woods just to get a load of wood to make a dollar to support your family, what’s coming behind you? That’s what has all of us real worried.”
Jackson Police say they plan on releasing more details surrounding the murder in the coming weeks, but have not disclosed what sort of information may be released.
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