by Brad Hunter
The missing poster for Abby Patterson. She vanished in early September, stoking fears a serial killer is at work.
Every town has its secrets. Some terrifying. Some unspeakable.
In the classic David Lynch crime thriller Blue Velvet, behind the facade of homogeneous small town tranquillity lurked in monsters, heartache and pain.
Go to Podunkville anywhere and eventually you’ll get the 411 on dirty secrets and bad people.
Blue Velvet took place in Lumberton, N.C.
Abby Patterson has not been seen since early September. FACEBOOK
During the past six months, real life has begun imitating art with three young women dead and two more vanished off the face of the earth.
Severing Lumberton — about 100 km over the state line from Myrtle Beach — is I-95, the main Interstate artery on the U.S. eastern seaboard. It runs from the Canadian border to Miami.
For years, the FBI behavioural science unit has believed cold-blooded killers in the guise of truckers have been plying their vile trade on the nation’s interstate highway system.