Real Name: Unknown
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: January 13, 1992
Details: An unidentified motorist nicknamed the "Route 22 Killer" is wanted for the murder of thirty-four-year-old David Hurley. At 1:30AM on the morning of June 13, 1992, David said goodbye to Pam, his wife of nine years, and left home. He drove along Route 22 in Monroeville to pick up donuts before a weekend outing with his brother's Boy Scout troop. After leaving the donut shop, he was involved in a minor traffic accident, being sideswiped by another vehicle that came out of nowhere. When he got out of his van to exchange insurance information, the other driver punched him for no apparent reason. He then shot him once in the shoulder, once in the lower chest, and once in the back as he tried to flee.
David, seriously wounded, then drove the two miles back home. when he called up to Pam, she didn't understand why he was home, until he told her that he had been shot. She immediately came down and called 911.
Paramedics soon arrived and at 3:30AM, David told the police and Pam what had happened to him. He was then transported via Life Flight to Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh. He appeared to be doing well until he started having trouble breathing. In addition to the gunshot wounds, he was bleeding internally from a lacerated liver. At the hospital, he was taken into surgery and died at 6:30AM after going into acute cardiac arrest. All police have now is a description of the suspect from David shortly before he died.
David's killer is described as a young black male driving a gold or champagne colored Honda Prelude, model year 1989 or 1990, and is believed to be local. He has never been identified.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the April 7, 1993 episode.
Results: Wanted. Although police have never positively identified the killer, they do have a prime suspect that they believe is responsible. As of yet, this individual has not been charged in the case.
- Route 22 Killer on Unsolved.com
- Motorist on doughnut run shot to death in Monroeville
- (1993 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article) Drugs a factor in many killings
- New leads emerge when old case featured on TV