Real Name: Lawrence "Jay" Durham
Case: Attempted Murder
Date: April 16, 1992
Location: Russellville, Arkansas
Details: On April 16, 1992, forty-eight-year-old Jay Durham was riding his motorcycle on Interstate 40 near Little Rock, Arkansas, to pick up his son. Near an exit to Russellville, a semi-truck smashed into him and sped up in attempt to smash him into the back of another truck. He survived by freeing himself and rolling off the highway, watching from the shadows as the man who tried to kill him stopped and attempted to take his bike out from under his truck. Another truck driver pulled up to help, and they both tossed away his wrecked bike. They started searching for him but to no avail, and shook hands before leaving the scene.
He was found by a group of teenagers who called an ambulance. He lost a leg due to the accident, in addition to several other serious injuries. He also had to sell five of his six motorcycles in order to pay for the medical expenses. He is now in a wheelchair and is on disability.
After the incident, he began searching for the man who nearly killed him, distributing fliers and offering rewards at truck stops across the country. However, he has found very little information. Authorities would like to speak to the trucker who helped Jay's assailant dislodge the bike. Police believe that the other driver is innocent, but he has never come forward.
Suspects: Police believe that the truck driver would have suffered serious damage to the front of his vehicle from the incident, and that the repairs most likely occurred on April 17 or 18, 1992.
Extra Notes: The case first aired on the December 16, 1994 episode.
Results: Unsolved. Sadly, Jay passed away in February 2014. He was sixty-six-years-old. The identity of his attackers have never been revealed.
- Cyclist's body hurt from crash, not spirit
- SitcomsOnline Discussion on Jay's case
- Jay Durham at Find a Grave