Slaughterhouse Employee Accused of Murdering 71 Coworkers Over 17 years

Sulphur Springs, TX | A Texas meatpacking plant is under investigation by local authorities as one of their employees is suspected of murdering a tragic 71 coworkers during his 17 years at the slaughterhouse, reports the Dallas Telegraph this morning.

Jeremiah Burroughs, age 57, has been formally accused of the murder of no less than 70 coworkers after the disappearance of 71 coworkers since 1998 had raised local authorities suspicions.

The discovery this week of human bones in a neighboring rendering plant which recycles slaughterhouse byproducts had raised the alarm and forced local authorities to crack down on potential suspects.


During 17 years, Jeremiah Burroughs is suspected of murdering a tragic 71 coworkers in the meat packing plant where he worked for over 22 years

Jeremiah Burroughs, who is a Gulf war veteran, is suspected of suffering from PTSD syndrome and of extreme paranoia, explains police officer Emet Rubbens.

“We have no idea why he committed these atrocious crimes, there seems to lack a motive. What is most distressing is how he got away with these atrocious crimes for such a long period of time” Officer Rubbens told reporters.

It seems he just processed his victims’ meat as he would’ve done with any other cow. His victims all disappeared somewhere in the meat packing process” he expressed with disgust.

“Just another guy”

Burroughs’ coworkers say there was nothing unusual about the man accused of 71 murders.

“He was just a normal guy, like anybody else” admits coworker Adam Willfur.

“I admit it’s strange that he still lived alone with his mother, but he seemed to really enjoy his work. He’d strip off the skin of a carcass in a matter of seconds and would chop off its limbs in a flash”.

“Whatever he did, he was a heck of a good worker, that’s all I’ve got to say about him” admitted another.

“It’s not an easy job, so we’re used to seeing people come in a few days and quit without notice” explains meat packing plant manager, Alan Longspan.

“Never did we realize that they had been murdered and processed as food,” he told reporters, still visibly under shock.

Under current state law and if convicted, Burroughs could be sentenced to the capital punishment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), believe experts.

17 Comments on "Slaughterhouse Employee Accused of Murdering 71 Coworkers Over 17 years"

  1. Food locker not only meat processing in Sulphur Springs, but by the sounds of it, “processing plant”, outside Sulphur Springs.

  2. Maure Briggs-Carrington | September 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Reply

    No big surprise… killing non-human mammals is just one step away from killing humans… killed them in the Gulf War, too… not the first time I’ve seen this… glad I haven’t eaten any of those 71 people… been vegan for 20 years…

  3. That would be Pratts Packing if it be here in Sulphur Springs Texas

  4. Must have not tasted to bad they still in business

  5. That is a person killed every other month. Where are the family members and why would the police not catch on to missing person reports and the common thread be that they all worked for the meat plant. I mean 70 missing people from small town America and nobody catches it till now. Craziness.

    • i’m thinking the missing were illegals

    • Itinerant workers “disappear” all the time. Just like in the “old west days”.

    • Mathematician | September 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm |

      There are 204 months in 17 years. It’s closer to a person every three months.

    • About one every 2.8 months, and I most were Illegal and not on the books how did they get 70-71 people?

    • No one from the plant ever reported them missing. The plant manager said “we’re used to seeing people come in a few days and quit without notice”. If they were undocumented workers, like a majority of meat processing workers are, their family most likely wouldn’t have reported them missing either. Probably because they are here illegally too. If the people were not reported missing, how do you expect the police to catch on?

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