BARSTOW • The death of trucker found slain in the cab of his truck in the parking lot of a local restaurant remains a mystery two years after his death.

Gregory Boriack, 45, was found on January 16, 2009 in the parking lot of the Bun Boy restaurant with a fatal gunshot wound to his head. Patrons at the restaurant called police at 10 a.m. that morning after seeing broken glass and blood on the truck.

Robbery did not appear to be a motive, as Boriack's personal belongings and the truck's cargo of coiled sheet metal were still intact.

"We're banging our heads against the wall with this one," said Barstow Police Det. Andy Espinoza Sr. "As late September and October we  were getting leads but nothing credible."

Espinoza said fingerprints taken from the truck were recently processed, and did not match any prints on file. Police could not find any enemies Boriack had in the long-haul trucking business.

No injuries other than the fatal gunshot wound were found on Boriack's body, and County Coroners ruled Boriack's death a homicide.

Boriack was driving a 2001 Freightliner tractor with a Chaparral flatbed trailer. Boriack's log showed the San Diego man drove through several states before his death, hauling his load of steel from Kent, Wash., to an intended destination of Colton.

"It's a whodunit, but it's a workable case," said Espinoza. "We've solved cases like this in the past."

Anyone with information on the death of Gregory Boriack is asked to call Barstow Police Detective Leo Griego at 760-255-5187 or 760-256-2211. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-782-7463.


Contact the writer:
(760) 256-4126 or adome@desertdispatch.com