Bobby Jack Fowler

Project E-Pana, the Highway of Tears

  Active for 24 years
(1973-1996) in United States, Canada

1

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

20

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Bobby Jack Fowler
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Bobby Jack Fowler an American rapist and alleged serial killer known as Project E-Pana, the Highway of Tears. Fowler is a suspect in at least sixteen murders in Canada and the United States dating as far back as 1969. He was a potential suspect in Project E-Pana, the Highway of Tears cases in British Columbia, geographic profiler Kim Rossmo pointed out that many of these murders occurred after Fowler's imprisonment in 1996. Fowler's DNA was found on the body of at least one of his victims. In 2006, Bobby Jack Fowler died from lung cancer while still in custody at Oregon State Penitentiary.

Bobby Jack Fowler Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Bobby Jack Fowler (aka) Project E-Pana, the Highway of Tears, was active for 24 years between 1973-1996, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States, Canada

Bobby Jack Fowler was born on June 12th 1939 in Texas, state of the United States of America.

He never married. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1973 (Age 33/34) Bobby Jack Fowler started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a transient construction worker, where he was known to work as a serial killer, construction worker.

He was arrested on June 28th 1995 (Age 56), convicted on January 8th 1996 (Age 56), sentenced to sixteen years and three months imprisonment with the possibility of parole at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Bobby Jack Fowler died on May 15th 2006 (Age 66), cause of death: natural causes, lung cancer at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Bobby Jack Fowler has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 3 months ago.

Bobby Jack Fowler a known:

Bobby Jack Fowler
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Bobby Jack Fowler
Nickname: Project E-Pana, the Highway of Tears
Victims: 1 - 20
Years Active: 1973 - 1996
Ages Active: 33/34 - 56/57
Active Countries: United States, Canada
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1939 - 2006
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, alone as a transient construction worker
Occupation: serial killer, construction worker
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 12, 1939
Given Name: Bobby
Birth Location: Texas, state of the United States of America
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 28, 1995 (Age 56)
Convicted: Jan 8, 1996 (Age 56)
Sentence: sixteen years and three months imprisonment with the possibility of parole
Prison Location: the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: May 15, 2006 (Age 66)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: lung cancer
Death Location: the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Bobby Jack Fowler

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 12 1939Bobby Jack Fowler was born in Texas, state of the United States of America.  #19390612
Jun 12 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jun 12 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1973
(Age 33/34)
Bobby Jack Fowler started his serial killing spree. #1973
Jun 12 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 12 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jun 28 1995
(Age 56)
Bobby Jack Fowler arrested. #19950628
1996
(Age 56/57)
Bobby Jack Fowler ended his serial killing spree. #1996
Jan 08 1996
(Age 56)
Bobby Jack Fowler was convicted and sentenced to sixteen years and three months imprisonment with the possibility of parole at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US.  #19960108
Jun 12 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 15 2006
(Age 66)
Bobby Jack Fowler died. cause of death: natural causes, lung cancer at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, US. #20060515
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ANSWERED
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
rape TRUE 447
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Bobby Jack Fowler

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers Encyclopedia

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Bobby Jack Fowler

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34

Bobby Jack Fowler (June 12, 1939 – May 15, 2006) was an American rapist and alleged serial killer active in the United States and Canada. He died in prison of lung cancer during a 16-year sentence following a conviction for rape, kidnapping and attempted rape in Newport, Oregon, in 1996 (for an attack that took place in 1995).

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q4935174 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2019.
  2. Bobby Jack Fowler on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Bobby Jack FOWLER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2019.
  4. Lori Culbert, Serial killer Bobby Fowler probably not the main Highway of Tears murderer on www.vancouversun.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2019.
  5. Highway of Tears murder solved with improbable DNA sample on www.cbsnews.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2019.
Internal References

Bobby Jack Fowler is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #18 of 18 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in Canada
  2. #27 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  3. #33 of 34 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  4. #39 of 40 [ Page 3 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #176 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #247 of 249 [ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #252 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #300 of 305 [ Page 20 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #320 of 326 [ Page 22 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  10. #634 of 649 [ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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