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Friends & Family Remember MS Highway Murder Victims

Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance says his team is re-interviewing a woman who claimed she was pulled over by a man pretending to be a police officer, as the search for the suspected Mississippi highway killer enters its second week.
DESOTO COUNTY, MS (abc24.com) - Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance says his team is re-interviewing a woman who claimed she was pulled over by a man pretending to be a police officer, as the search for the suspected Mississippi highway killer enters its second week.

Tate says the woman called police after she was pulled over on April 2nd by a man in a gold sedan. The woman told investigators the car had white flashing lights, but no blue lights. She reported the man was dressed in pants and a plaid shirt, and approached the car. Tate says the woman grew suspicious and only lowered her window a crack.

According to Tate, when the woman demanded the man show her his badge, the woman said the man got mad, hit the side of her car, and told her to go on her way.

Investigators said so far there is no proof the April incident is connected to the two deadly shootings in the last week, but they continue to pursue each of the hundreds of leads that are still pouring in.

In the first incident, Tom Schlender, 72, was shot and killed on I-55 on May 8th on his way from Nebraska to Florida to pick up his grandson in college.

"We know that the details are not going to be pretty, we know that this is a violent end to a very kind man's life," Matt Anderson, Schlender's son-in-law, told ABC affiliate KETV. "t's beyond words."

The grief extends to Hernando, MS, where on Tuesday evening, neighbors remembered Lori Carswell. She was shot and killed as she drove home from work at a casino in Tunica.

"She just basically was a real sweet lady. You couldn't ask for any better neighbor," said Debra Echtenkamp.

As the search for a killer continues, residents here worry what may lurk down the road. Police continue to warn motorists to call 9-1-1 if they're nervous about being pulled over by an unmarked car.
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