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

(Newser) – 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.

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May 16, 2012 1:57 AM CDT
If there are no witnesses and there's no physical evidence at this stage, 'fake cop' and 'car trouble' are the vaguest of suggestions...they're not conclusions. That makes the headline another Newser 'misleader'.
May 15, 2012 10:39 PM CDT
Really. This sounds like an episode of "Criminal Minds," starring "the Reaper."
May 15, 2012 6:45 PM CDT
Who said it is a "fake" cop.. real cops shoot people frequently.