Trucker killed in Barstow, CA, wasn’t robbed

| 1/23/2009

Investigators ruled out robbery as a motive in the killing of a trucker whose body was discovered in his cab in Barstow, CA, Jan. 16. The Press-Enterprise quotes police as saying neither the victim’s personal belongings nor his cargo were stolen.

The trucker, 45-year-old Gregory Boriack, died from a single gunshot to the head according to police.

Boriack was hauling a load of metal for R&R Trucking of Duenweg, MO, from Kent, WA, to Colton, CA. His truck was a maroon 2001 Freightliner tractor with a Chaparral flatbed trailer.

Sgt. Andy Espinoza Sr. told the Barstow Desert Dispatch that Boriack made two stops to fuel his vehicle, first on Jan. 13 at the Pilot Travel Center in Brooks, OR, and again the following day at the Pilot Travel Center in Madera, CA. After that, Boriack’s activities are unknown, Espinoza said.

At the time of the shooting, he was parked outside a restaurant that’s popular with truckers. Police were called after passers-by saw broken glass and blood on the pavement.