One-Eyed Jack was a man who was murdered after he accepted a ride from a murderer while hitchhiking in 1978. His remains were found in 1979, although his mandible and four front teeth were never found.

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'Jack' was seen hitchhiking in September 1978 near Boise, Idaho, where he accepted a ride from a man. He was intending to head to Oregon but instead decided to go to Alaska with the man. When they got to Alaska, they stopped off the Alaska Highway, where Jack was strangled and stabbed to death by the man before his body was dumped in the woods off the highway. His killer was sentenced to life in prison and died in the early 2000s.

According to his killer, this man's name was either John or Jack and he was 32 years old at the time of his death. He had an Oregon driver's license and he also mentioned losing his eye in a logging accident and having a job washing cars in Colorado or Utah, as well as also being married. However, the killer was not sure if any of the information was accurate as, according to him, the victim lied quite a bit.

When asked why he killed the man, the suspect simply stated “He was getting on my nerves”.

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