truckdriver was found stabbed to death early Sunday in the parking
lot of a Springfield, MA-area truckstop. Investigators had no
clear motive for the murder and no arrests had been made.
Brown III apparently was killed in the parking lot of the Pride
fuel station and truckstop near the I-91 interchange in Chicopee
shortly before 1 a.m. Brown reportedly was stabbed three times.
Investigators believe he was found shortly after he died.
trucks were parked in the 10-acre lot where Brown died. About
50 drivers reportedly were in their trucks at the time of his
death. Most drivers allegedly were running their air conditioners
and many were sleeping in their cabs, and none reported hearing
or seeing anything unusual.
at the truckstop and reportedly visited a bar across the street.
There was no known altercation in the bar.
do not believe the motive was related to drugs or prostitution.
They also believe it is unlikely robbery was the motive, because
Brown had money in his wallet.
for Crown Moving Systems and was traveling with another driver.
That man was interviewed but said he was asleep in his truck at
the time of Brown's death.