The Cross-Country Killer." A rapidly rising star in the Serial
Killer Hit List. Presently, he is in custody in Kentucky after being turned in
by a relative. A charming, handsome and volatile individual, Glen was the focus
of a all-points national manhunt due to his cross-country rampage that left at
least four women dead in four separate states. The consummate ladies man, Glen
liked to pick up blond and redheaded women in bars and ask them for a ride home.
Then he would try to spend the night with them. All those charmed by his
red-neck good looks are now stretched out in the morgue. The killings came
usually as a drunken afterthought. Glen is an example of a spree killer who,
unlike serial killers, does not have cooling off periods between kills. His
killings were the consequence of impromptu bursts of rage.
His first victim is believed to be a former housemate whose corpse was found in January 1993 under a pile of furniture in an abandoned house owned by the Rogers family. His next known kill was a woman he met at a bar in Van Nuys, California. On September, 1995, she was found raped and strangled inside her burning pickup truck. The third victim, another barfly, was found stabbed to death in her bathtub in Jackson, Mississippi on November 3. Yet another woman's body was found in a bathtub in Tampa, Florida on November 5. His latest victim was found stabbed to death in her bedroom on November 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
"He's getting to be like one of your serial killers," said a Hamilton, Ohio, police detective. Rogers, a construction worker, grew up in Hamilton where he had frequent run-ins with the law. Once he poked a lit blowtorch through the peephole of his front door when police came in response to a domestic violence call.
Authorities believe that he might be linked to as many as twelve deaths. In California, Rogers is a suspect in four unsolved killings in Ontario and Port Hueneme. Two days before his arrest he told his sister that he was responsible for more than 70 deaths. According to authorities Glen was being cooperative during a six-hour interview after his arrest on November 13. Presently, agents from at least five states have headed to Kentucky to investigate Glen's connection to any unsolved murders they have that fit his deadly traits.