Midwest River Killer
This story has been repeated many times in the past few years. A college-age male, whom after a night of heavy drinking is missing. After several days or months, the body is found is the Mississippi. The toxicology shows the person died with a high blood-alcohol content. The cause of death is ruled as accidental. Basically, the official story goes, the persons was drunk, stumbled and fell into the river and drowned. This was ruled the case most recently with Lucus Homan.
Many people believe the deaths are no accident. They think a serial killer is pushing/dumping drunk college-age men into the river.
Milwaukee Channel 12 WISN did a segment (10/12/06) on a Minnesota professor who claims he has found a spatial pattern to intoxicated males who drowned after a night of drinking. The pattern roughly follows along I-94 in several Midwest states. Several "pattern" maps where shown on TV along with an interview. (I barely caught glimpse of the report) I currently don't see a reference on WISN to their news story, but it may appear later. Nor did I catch the name of the professor.
I curious to know more about the spatial analysis involved. If a link appears, or if the professor has information available online, please post a comment indicating the link. I think we all would like to know a little bit more about this.