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10-22-2011, 11:25 PM
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10-23-2011, 12:26 AM
Location recovered Darlynn Foster's body
10-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Location of Jessica Cain's truck:
Between exits 7 & 8 on I-45 South in La Marque, TX
Location of body found in Apffel Park:
10-23-2011, 01:40 AM
Page 7: Galveston County Crime Statistics
10-23-2011, 03:46 AM
TEXAS I-45 CORRIDOR MURDERS
10-23-2011, 03:47 AM
Detectives hope 'Killing Fields' film help solve 60 murders
By CINDY HORSWELL, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Updated 11:10 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2011
10-23-2011, 03:50 AM
48 Hours Mystery
The killing fields
Can a Hollywood movie help solve
the most notorious killing spree
in Texas? Erin Moriarty report
10-23-2011, 04:21 AM
The killing fields: Disappearance of Texas girl still haunts reporter
10-23-2011, 04:31 AM
CASE NOT CLOSED: The killing fields
10-23-2011, 04:37 AM
Riding to the Rescue
10-23-2011, 05:24 AM
Confessions of a cold-blooded killer
Edward Harold Bell says he has killed as many as 11 girls. And he claims he was brainwashed to do it
By LISE OLSEN, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Updated 03:54 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2011
10-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Divers search lake for evidence in Calder Road cold case killings
The killing fields: Disappearance of Texas girl still haunts reporter (http://The%20killing%20fields:%20Disappearance%20of%20Tex as%20girl%20still%20haunts%20reporter)
10-24-2011, 04:15 AM
Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 20:30 GMT
Police baffled by Texas I-45 murders
10-24-2011, 04:17 AM
JONATHAN DAVID DREW, Appellant
THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee
10-24-2011, 04:23 AM
'83 Triple Murder Still A Mystery The Police News
10-24-2011, 05:11 AM
TX Missing Persons Database
10-24-2011, 05:27 AM
February 2nd 1986 four boys riding dirt bikes smelled a foul odor. They located the skeletal remains of a still unidentified female and called the police. Dubbed "Jane Doe" she had died six weeks to six months before being found, she had been shot in the back. She perhaps had been shot to death by a 22 caliber weapon. Part of a bullet was found with the cadaver at the medical examiner's office. (Ruined as evidence) The autopsy also revealed healed fractures of the ribs. She is described as being about 25 years old, being between 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. Weighing about 140 to 160 pounds, with light reddish brown shoulder length hair and had a distinct gap between her upper front teeth. She was about fifty yards from where Fye had been found. While investigating the scene the police found yet another body the same day.
10-24-2011, 07:42 AM
Texas Monthly Dec 1999
Is Robert Abel Getting Away With Murder?
10-24-2011, 07:50 AM
The day that death came calling at Friendswood
DAVID USBORNE IN FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS
Sunday, 21 March 1999
10-24-2011, 10:52 AM
ELUSIVE ANSWERS / The searches for Laura Smither and Jessica Cain serve as a reminder that numerous cases of missing or murdered young women and girls have yet to be solved
10-24-2011, 10:58 AM
Girl's Skull found In Texas Slayings
10-24-2011, 11:00 AM
Missing Skull Found In Briar Patch
10-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Bell's 2011 confession interview included two individuals not previously listed in reports; he did not give names, so all we have is speculation.
Unnamed girl picked up off Highway 2004 near Santa Fe: Possibly Nina Lynn Kluge, 16, of Cypress, who failed to arrive home Oct. 22, 1975, after visiting friends in Rosharon. Her car was found abandoned along Texas 6, about four miles west of Santa Fe. STILL UNSOLVED.
Unnamed Houston girl with red or blonde hair killed in mid-1970s: No further information. STILL UNSOLVED.
10-24-2011, 04:31 PM
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Nina Lynn Kluge, 16, of Cypress, who failed to arrive home Oct. 22, 1975, after visiting friends in Rosharon. Her car was found abandoned along Texas 6, about four miles west of Santa Fe. Brazoria County Sheriff's Lt. Gene Smith who has been placed in charge of the investigation, said that at this point he must assume the Cypress girl stopped beside Highway 6 with auto trouble or for some other reason and her assailant met her at that point.
Evidence where the body was found Thanksgiving Day indicates she had been killed elsewhere and then the body was dumped into the weedy drainage ditch. The body was nude when found and was lying atop some of her clothing and other clothing was wadded up nearby. Officers found blue jeans, red shirt and yellow bikini panties near the body. There is speculation that whoever put the body in the ditch had to be familiar with the area. The spot is located deep within some rice fields and it is necessary to make two sharp turns on rice field roads to get to the rice canal levee.
10-24-2011, 04:45 PM
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Suzanne Bowers – 12 years old. May 21, 1977 disappeared from Galveston - Medical Examiner said Bower's dental chart matched that of a skeleton found Sunday 03/25/1979 in a field near Avenue P1/2 in Alta Loma. The Galveston girl disappeared May 21, 1977 while walking from her grandmother's home in the 4000 block of Avenue S1/2 to her own residence in the 3100 block of Avenue P. Authorities Tuesday said the cause of death is still unknown. "She had a skull fracture. The cause of death has not been determined.
It was about 10:30 a.m. May 21, 1977 when the seventh grade Lovenberg School student left her grandmother's house, Mrs. Bowers recalls. "She was going home first to get her bathing suit. She wanted to go to the beach. Suzanne walked that same route many times. She never did reach home," said Mrs. Bowers. "The case has been turned over to them because it originated in Galveston. There are no suspects. There appeared to be gunshot holes in her skull."
10-24-2011, 04:56 PM
18 Mile Road is found near the bottom tip of the island, located in the lower left corner of this image.
Skull Found – Galveston - August 15, 1980 - A human skull was found on West Beach near 18-mile road Friday evening by two beachgoers. The skull was partially buried in the edge of a sand dune. The people who discovered the skull took it to Galveston Island State Park where they called police.
Sgt. Danny Perez of the Sheriff's Department said the discovery of the skull is a new development in an investigation that has been going on since Monday 8/10/80 when a jawbone was found on West Beach near 7-mile road. Since then, a human leg bone was found at 11-mile road and a human forearm was found on the beach near Galveston Island State Park. After the skull was returned to the area where it was found, Galveston Police and Galveston County Medical Examiner Dr. W. M. Korndorffer searched the sand and found no other human remains. Korndorffer said the skull may be that of a young female; the skull contained no wisdom teeth which would indicate the person was young. Based on an initial examination of the skull, Korndorffer said it may match the jawbone that was found earlier in the week.
A small amount of blonde hair was still attached to the skull and a handful of hair was in the sand below the skull. Korndorffer said there are missing persons in the area who match the description of the skull, believed to be a teenaged female. He then said "the rest of the skeleton will probably show up later." He said he doesn't believe any more bones are in the area where the skull was found. Korndorffer said he will put all the bones together Saturday morning, and try to see if they belong to the same person. He said it is too early to guess at the cause of death until more tests are performed.
10-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Hoskins Mound is right next to Danbury, surrounded by small bodies of water
Jane Doe – Hoskins Mound - She is thought to be 12 to 17 years old, Caucasian Female, death estimated to be around 1975 - November 11, 1980 - HUMAN SKULL FOUND IN HOSKINS MOUND in Brazoria County (Torso, limbs, hands not recovered); Sheriff's Office investigation is currently underway in connection with the weekend discovery of a human skull in the Hoskins Mound area, Sheriff's Office Captain Gene Smith said Monday.
Danbury resident was "working some cattle" in a pasture located near CR 203, approximately one half mile off of FM 2004, when he noticed the skull, according to Smith. Sgt. Harry Stiles of the Investigation Division subsequently recovered the skull, which appeared to have been in the pasture for an extended period of time. Smith noted that even though the skull appeared bleached out, the teeth were intact except for two upper teeth which appeared to be missing. No dental work was evident. "It was pretty well weather-beaten," Smith said of the skull. He added that the skull showed no sign of fracture or gunshot.
A Monday search of the site resulted in the discovery of two additional bones, which investigators believe to be arm and leg bones. The bones were found within close proximity of the skull, which was located near a drainage ditch, Smith said.
10-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Tamara Ellen McCurry - Age 22, Caucasian, brunette, brown eyes. Disappeared in Galveston after seen getting into an orange or yellow van on July 1, 1982; may have been a few months pregnant. If this information is accurate, her due date would have been sometime during January 1983.
10-24-2011, 11:16 PM
Corsicana Daily Sun Newspaper - Monday, May 30, 1977
Identity of child still mystery
The badly decomposed body found Sunday on Chambers Creek by two fishermen is no longer believed to be that of a Dallas youngster missing since Valentine's Day, according to Navarro County Sheriff Jerry Shelton.
Investigators had first thought that the skeletal remains found in shallow water along the creek to be that of seven year old Ladena McCoy, who disappeared while on her way to school in Dallas Feb. 14.
But the Forensic Laboratory in Dallas reported to Shelton about 11 a.m. today that the body is not that of the missing girl. Law enforcement officers in Dallas, despite a massive effort, have been unable to locate a clue to the girl's whereabouts since her disappearance three months ago.
Navarro County deputies, after learning the news, began immediate plans for a careful search of the area where the body was found yesterday in an attempt to discover a clue to the identity of the body.
The basic assumption that the body was that of the Dallas girl rested on clothing found on the body and on the approximate age of the body, four to seven years of age. Dallas investigators had only those clothing samples on which to base an identification.
According to Deputy Sheriff Grady McCall, Jessie Gomez and James Moore were fishing around noon on Chambers Creek Sunday, about a mile south of where the E. 5th slab crosses the creek, when they found the body. The two men walked out to the road and flagged down a passing deputy to report the grisly discovery.
Members of the Corsicana Emergency Corps were employed to remove the body, which was done about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, McCall said.
Investigators say the body is missing one foot, and had apparently been in the water about two months before being discovered. Deputies speculated this morning that the body had not drifted "too far" from where it was placed in the water to where it was discovered Sunday.
Deputies now theorize that the child was a victim of abuse, and radio and teletype bulletins have been dispatched to all state law enforcement agencies seeking information about any missing four year old child.
Investigators were preparing to search using deputies on foot and in boats along the creek where the body was discovered.
(Judygirl Note: Body of Ladena McCoy was found eventually, murdered.)
10-24-2011, 11:22 PM
Body that of white girl age two-four
Corsicana Daily Sun Newspaper - Wednesday, June 1, 1977
The report from the Dallas Medical Examiners office has determined that the body found in Chambers Creek Sunday was that of a white female between the ages of two and four, according to Deputy Sheriff Gary Patterson.
Patterson said the report added that the girl could not be older than four years of age. He said that further results of lab tests are pending.
The deputy explained that inquires were beginning to come in from not only Texas but also from around the country concerning the body. Patterson said law enforcement people in San Bernadino, Calif. have inquired along with the Galveston Police Department.
10-24-2011, 11:23 PM
No new evidence in girl's identity
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 9, 1977
No new evidence has turned up as Sheriff's deputies continue to search for the identity of the badly decomposed body of a four-year-old girl found May 29 in Chambers Creek east of Corsicana, according to Deputy Sheriff Joetta Price.
The body was found by two fishermen buried in debris in the creek about five miles east of Corsicana. Sheriff's Deputies Grady McCall and Bob Rehders, who are conducting the investigation, said at the time that the body had been in the water anywhere from two to four months.
The body was at first thought to be that of missing Dallas youngster, Ladina McCoy, but the Dallas Medical Examiners office ruled out that possibility early in the investigation.
Deputies are baffled about the identity of the body. Leads from around the country have not been fruitful and no child of that age has been reported in Navarro County.
The day following the discovery Sheriff Jerry Shelton, deputies and a group of reserve deputies searched the banks of Chambers Creek but did not find any evidence that would aid in identifying the body.
Deputies theorize that the child may have been a victim of child abuse which they say may account for no one coming forth to identify the body.
10-24-2011, 11:31 PM
'Unnamed Baby Girl' leaves many questions
Corsicana Daily Sun Newspaper - Sunday, June 19, 1977
Who was she, the little girl whose skeleton was found in Chambers Creek here three weeks ago?
Was she a happy child? Did she have a puppy or a kitty to play with? Had she already learned her letters and her numbers?
No one knows, and we're beginning to doubt that anyone will ever know.
Little is known, not the cause of her death, not even the color of her hair.
What is known? Only that she was a little girl and that she was between two and six years old, probably around four.
She was dressed in maroon pants and in a white blouse with red animals on it. Lawmen think she was probably four because the blouse is a size four. It came from Montgomery Ward's.
How could a little girl remain unidentified for several weeks, maybe even for several months since there was no way of telling how long the body had been in the waters?
Investigating deputy sheriffs say: - She could have been a victim of severe child abuse. That would account for why no one has come to identify and claim her.
She could also have been the child of a poor transient family who died and whose parents did not have money for burial. That would also account for no missing-person report.
-Or, according to Deputy Bob Rehders, she could have been "flat out murdered." The longer she remains unidentified, the less chance there is of identifying her. But Rehders says there's still a chance that information circulating on the child by the Navarro County Sheriff's Department hasn't been matched up with all the missing children reports throughout the U.S.
Which answer is most likely? Your guess is as good as the lawmen's. They don't have a thing to work on.
If the child wasn't wanted in life, she may not be wanted in death either.
Today she's in the "cooler" of the Dallas County medical examiner's office. She'll remain there until all possibility of identification is exhausted - at least another month.
Then she'll be buried as "Unnamed Baby Girl" either by Dallas or Navarro County, whichever will accept the burial expense. Navarro is more likely since she was found here.
She'll get a simple funeral and be laid to rest with no answers, but a whole lot of questions, surviving her.
10-24-2011, 11:36 PM
Text of an article from the November 11th, 1977 Brownsville (TX) Brownsville Herald <newspaperarchive.com>:
Girl Believed Slain By Family Friend
Dallas (APJ—The family of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found Saturday near Lake Ray Hubbard believe Barbara Marsh was abducted and slain by a family friend — but they don't know which one. "We think it was a good friend mentally gone wrong who done this because Barbara wouldn't have gone with a stranger." said Betty Latham, the slain girl's sister." But Mother cautioned her a lot." Barbara was last seen Friday night as she played basketball near her East Dallas home. Some 12 hours later two fishermen stumbled upon her body — from afar they said it looked like a mannequin. The body had apparently been in the water nine or ten hours and officials said evidence at the scene indicated the young girl had been drowned while unconscious.
The death marked the third apparent abduction-slaying of young Dallas-area girls since February. The apartment complex Barbara's family lives in is some six blocks from the spot where Ladina McCoy was last seen in February. Seven year-old Ladina's body was found four months later near a Southwest Dallas creek.
In September a 12-year-old Denton girl disappeared after her mother left her with the family washing chores at an area laundromat. Suzie Mages was last seen talking with an unidentified man at a Denton fast food restaurant. Her body was found two weeks later in an Oak Cliff gravel pit. Investigators say the similarities in the three cases are disturbing, but they are not sure if the deaths are related. Friends and family remember Barbara as a loner who was often the target of her second grade classmates taunts. "She didn't have any close friends. She had friends, but the kids made fun of her, so she always played alone,"
Mrs. Latham said. And those hours of solitary play were often spent with her well-worn basketball. That ball, found abandoned near where she was playing Friday, tipped investigators that she had been abducted.
10-25-2011, 12:07 AM
10-25-2011, 12:09 AM
10-25-2011, 02:31 AM
Death: May 10, 1978
Unsolved Triple Homicide.
Karen was a loving mother. She was murdered along with her two young sons, Scott and Mark. Her husband, Robert Pretty, says he came home from work to find his family deceased. The county medical examiner, Dr. Jospeh Jachimezek, ruled that the deaths were from a combination of strangulation and suffocation by drowning. The main clue in the three deaths was the family's 1978 Mercury Marquis, which was found in an unassigned parking space at an apartment house. There was no sexual assault or robbery. One theory is that this may have been a hit which was intended on another family. Apparently there was an informant in the neighborhood who caused the arrest of a known drug dealer, Anthony, who is now deceased. The people who committed this crime may have been from another state which might explain them getting the wrong house. However, this is just a theory. If you have heard or know anything that may solve this case, please call the number below. You may even do this anonymously. The family of the victims has been suffering for 20 years now.
Contact: Detective Johnny Bonds (713)755-6140
Scott Pretty (1971 - 1978)*
Mark Pretty (1973 - 1978)*
10-25-2011, 07:25 PM
Ok, well, new developments... New SK arrested in Houston. STEVEN HOBBS
He's kind of LE, as a security guard. However, it seems as though they're only tying him to cases in Crosby and East Houston...
Homicide investigators are now reviewing at least 20 unsolved murder cases from the past 15 years. The 2002 murder of Aritha Boyce could fit the mold. She was found strangled in the San Jacinto River near Highway 90.
Four months later investigators recovered Patricia Pyatt's body along the banks of that same river. The mother of five had also been strangled. Authorities say DNA connected Hobbs to Pyatt's murder.
10-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Heidi Villerial Fye - Age 23, Caucasian, brunette. First victim found in the "Killing Fields." 23 year old Heidi Villarreal Fye was a cocktail waitress, last seen on October 10, 1983. Her remains were found after a dog carried her skull to a nearby house on April 4, 1984. She had vanished six months earlier after walking from the home of her parents to use the phone at a nearby convenience store. The medical examiner noted Fye had broken ribs and had been beaten with a club. She may have died from blunt force trauma to her head.
10-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Sandra Ramber - Age 14, Caucasian, brunette, brown eyes. Disappeared on October 26, 1983 form her house in Santa Fe, Texas, a small town close to League City and Friendswood. The case has been determined to be foul play and she is still a missing person. Her father reported her missing after he found the doors unlocked. Biscuits were cooking in the kitchen; her new coat and her purse were where she left them. She had just completed modeling school and wanted to become a model. STILL UNSOLVED.
10-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Michelle Doherty Thomas - Age 17, Caucasian, brunette. Still missing, she was last seen leaving her Alta Loma home to meet friends on October 5, 1985. Law enforcement has not determined whether this case is linked to the disappearances of Richerson and Cain.
10-25-2011, 08:38 PM
Jane Doe – Brazoria County – Hispanic or black female, possibly of mixed race; 18-26 years old. 5’0” to 5’6” at 100 pounds. The victim was discovered on December 16, 1985 in Brazoria County, Texas. Estimated Date of Death is November 1, 1984; Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head. The victim was located approximately 50 yards east of the intersection of County Road 59 and County Road 94 in Brazoria County.
10-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Jane Doe - Age ?, Caucasian, brunette. Second victim found in the "Killing Fields." February 2, 1986 four boys riding dirt bikes smelled a foul odor. They located the skeletal remains of a still unidentified female and called the police. Dubbed "Jane Doe" she had died six weeks to six months before being found, she had been shot in the back. She perhaps had been shot to death by a 22 caliber weapon. Part of a bullet was found with the cadaver at the medical examiner's office. (Ruined as evidence) The autopsy also revealed healed fractures of the ribs. She is described as being about 25 years old, being between 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. Weighing about 140 to 160 pounds, with light reddish brown shoulder length hair and had a distinct gap between her upper front teeth. She was about fifty yards from where Fye had been found.
While investigating the scene the police found yet another body the same day.
10-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Missing Since: September 29, 1983 from Davenport, Iowa
Located on October 8, 1983 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. The victim was discovered in a culvert 17 miles north of Amarillo, Texas in Potter County on US 287. Cause of death was homicide. The victim died as a result of asphyxiation by strangulation. Estimated Date of Death: 24 - 30 hours prior to discovery
Estimated age: 16 - 30 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6" - 5'8"; 100 - 125 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: She had reddish/brown hair and blue eyes. She wore blue-tinted contact lenses. The victim had a small birthmark or blemish on her left forearm and an extra nipple under right breast. Both of her ears were pierced twice.
Clothing: She was discovered wearing Britannica blue jeans, size 5; a white bra; pink panties with Thursday stitched in red; and white cotton socks. Her shirt and shoes were not found, Holmes said.
Jewelry: She was wearing three rings on her fingers: a gold diamond friendship ring; a man's gold wedding band with tape on back; and a gold ring with a garnet stone and a diamond chip on the side.
No known links to serial killers of the time such as the notorious Henry Lee Lucas. Lucas, who stalked American highways for several years, confessed to hundreds of murders but was in jail when Jane Doe was murdered.
No tie to Benjamin Boyle, the truck driver executed in 1997 for the October 1985 strangulation death of Gail Lenore Smith, 20, and linked to cases in California and Colorado. Smith was found near the Canadian River bridge.
The rugged, scrubby hills north of Amarillo had earned an infamous reputation by 1983. Between 1974 and the discovery of Jane Doe, the area yielded six murder victims, with each case ending in arrests and convictions.
10-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Laura Lynn Miller - Age 16, Caucasian, brunette. Third victim found in the "Killing Fields." A Clear Creek High School sophomore. She was missing shortly after the Miller's moved to League City, on September 1, 1984. Their phone wasn't working yet, so she had been talking to her boyfriend on a payphone. At the very same convenience store where Fye was last seen. She insisted that her mother let her finish her call and she was old enough to walk home. She never arrived and the police implied to her father that she was a run away. Tim Miller had found out about Heidi Fye's murder and wanted the police check the same area for his daughter. Miller was victimized twice, by the killer and by the system. The same day as Jane Doe's body, the police while looking for clues stumbled upon Miller's remains on February 2, 1986 she was shot in the head. She was only a mere twenty yards from Jane Doe.
10-25-2011, 09:25 PM
Rebecca Beard – 30, Missing since March 2, 1986, when she failed to return home from a nightclub in Galveston. Authorities searched the field for days recently after a man pleaded guilty to Rebecca Beard's murder and said he had buried her body there. The search was suspended without finding Beard's remains. Police were led to the rice field in southern Brazoria County by Paul Gayland Taylor after he pleaded guilty to murdering Beard. His admission was part of a plea bargain in which he agreed to take investigators to the site where he said he had dug a shallow grave.
Taylor, 38, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. He also was sentenced to 25 years for solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire someone to kill a witness who was to testify in the murder case. RESOLVED.
10-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Eilenne Schatelowitz, 22, whose body was found March 26, 1986 in a League City drainage ditch. Schatelowitz, 22, of Santa Fe, a mother of three who was separated from her husband, was last seen the night of March 25 after leaving a Dickinson convenience store where she worked.
Larry Wayne Herrington, 21, and Jonathan Bradford Bristow, 20, both of Dickinson, were jailed in April 1986 when they were stopped by police in Shawnee, Okla., for driving a van which belonged to Schatelowitz. The body of the victim was found March 26 in a ditch off FM 1266 near Houston Gulf Airport in east League City. She last had been seen the night of March 25 after leaving a Dickinson convenience store where she worked. The suspects are accused of strangling Schatelowitz, dumping her body in the ditch and taking her van after she agreed to give them a ride.
Police Detective Rex Fancher said there appears to be no connection between the Schatelowitz case and the deaths of two other young women whose bodies were found in the League City Killing Fields.
**Similar to other cases** RESOLVED
10-25-2011, 09:38 PM
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Elizabeth Pfeifer, 20 - April 12, 1986 disappeared from Katy, TX.
Sex: Female DOB:12/10/1965
Age Missing: 20 Height: 5 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 110 lb.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Last Seen: 4/12/1986
Area Last Seen: Katy (Harris County).
Miscellaneous Notes: Ms. Pfeifer has a tattoo on her left shoulder of a red rose with the name "Dave" printed under it. She has shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a white pullover blouse with lavender sleeves and blue jeans.
10-25-2011, 10:03 PM
Headless Woman - Age ?. April, 1986 police recover a headless body from a garbage bag in a state park in Galveston, the body remains unidentified. STILL UNSOLVED.
10-25-2011, 10:13 PM
State Highway 124 Bridge over Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, High Island, Texas
Unidentified White Female - Located skeletal remains on May 31, 1986 in Chambers County, Texas; Estimated Date of Death: 1 - 2 months. 30 - 45 years old; 4'11 - 5'1"; 110 - 115 lbs. May be mixed race. Auburn, collar-length hair (with some grey); gray eyes. Both ears pierced twice. The victim was located beside SH 87, circa 2.3 miles east of Highway 124, near High Island, TX.
10-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Shelley Kathleen Sikes - Age 19, Caucasian, brunette, brown eyes. The University of Texas student who was home for the summer, was last seen just before midnight May 24, 1986. She left her summer job at Gaido's restaurant for her Texas City home but never made it.
Her car was found on I-45's northbound feeder road, just north of the Causeway. In the deep mud just north of the Santa Fe overpass, the car was blood spattered and the driver's window smashed. Her body was never recovered, but Bayview resident John Robert King and El Lago resident Gerald Peter Zwarst later were convicted of aggravated kidnapping, the most severe charge prosecutors could pursue without a body, in the case.
10-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Erica Ann Garcia - Age 14, Hispanic, brunette. June 7, 1987 she disappeared from a teen club in Houston. Found behind nearby vacant building, she had been strangled to death. STILL UNSOLVED.
10-27-2011, 12:06 AM
Galveston Daily News
No Leads in Death of Woman -- Darlynn B Foster (http://www.newspaperarchive.com/SiteMap/FreePdfPreview.aspx?img=110190019)
11-11-2011, 11:54 AM
The Doe Network:
Case File 1047DFTX
Ariza Maria Olivares
Missing since February 1, 1994 from Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing
•Date Of Birth: January 20, 1978
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
•Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 120 lbs.
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair; brown eyes.
•Marks, Scars: She has a moon-shaped birthmark on her right cheek.
•Clothing: She was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt and blue jeans.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Olivares is a resident of Mexico. She came to Texas and was employed as a live-in maid for a family.
Her employer stated that he had taken Olivares to a bus station near Laredo
11-16-2011, 05:29 AM
August 21, 2006
Inthoradet Sengsatheuane, 28 was arrested for 2 counts of aggravated kidnapping, after allegedly kidnapping two women from East Beach, Galveston at gunpoint.
Four women told police a man approached them on East Beach in Galveston, TX and asked for help in freeing his pickup truck, which had become stuck in the sand nearby. The women reportedly said they were sorry, but they could not help, as none of them thought the small car they had taken to the beach could tow the man’s Chevrolet Avalanche, a large pickup truck.
The man walked back to his truck. Minutes later, he returned to the women with a gun. The man reportedly ordered the women to help him, and they tried unsuccessfully to push his truck free.
He took two of the women hostage and drove to a gas station nearby. One of the two women left on the beach called 911 and police arrived shortly.
I can't find any other information about this case.
11-16-2011, 05:34 AM
Published: 14 March 2011 12:39 PM
Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, 58, is being held on aggravated kidnapping and sex assault charges.
Investigators are reviewing the cold cases of at least two missing women after a third was rescued from what the Parker County sheriff called Jeffrey Allan Maxwell’s “house of horrors” in Corsicana. While known as a creep elsewhere, Maxwell had reinvented himself in Corsicana. He was the vice president of the Kiwanis Club and frequently got his picture in the paper for the charity's good deeds. He was about to become president.
When he met detectives outside his home, he said he knew nothing about the missing woman. But then the woman ran from the home, screaming "I'm here! I'm here!" Inside, police would find what they later called a house of horrors.
The woman had been bound, raped and probably tortured, said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, adding, “I hope to never see it again.”
An affidavit listed a bed with chains, leather restraints and sexual devices among items seized from the home. An investigator connected to the case reported seeing an electric winch used for stringing up animal carcasses.
Asked if the woman’s abduction looked carefully planned, the sheriff said it did.
Fowler said investigators searched Maxwell’s house with cadaver dogs looking for old bodies, but found none.
He said, however, his department is now re-examining a case from 2000, when Amelia Smith, 51, disappeared around the time her house and car near Azle caught fire.
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MARTHA BERTHA MARTINEZ MAXWELL
I'd just like to point out that this guy was free from the time of his wife's disappearance in the early 1980's up until his arrest in March of 2011. If anyone has information about what kind of work he did, or whether or not he traveled, etc, please post it. I can't find information about his occupation, but see that he resided in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
We can see that he is a repeat offender of a serious nature, especially having taken the time and effort to construct a concealed torture chamber in his home...
11-18-2011, 01:02 PM
1970's Time line for Disappearances Showing the Day of the Week
Joyce Creola Brewer - age 15 - 9/6/1970 Grand Prairie, Texas - Sun
Colette Anise Wilson - age 13 - 6/17/1971 Alvin, Tx Bus Stop - Mon
Brenda Jones - age 14 - 7/1/1971 Galveston Island, Tx - Thu
Rhonda Johnson – age 14 - 8/5/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu
Sharon Shaw – age 14 - 8/5/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu
Gloria Ann Gonzalez age 19- 10/28/1971 Houston, Tx - Thu
Adele "Gypsy" Crabtree age 16 - 11/03/1971 Montgomery Cty - Wed
Linda Faye Sutherlin - age 20 - 11/07/1971 Brazoria County - Sun
Allison Craven - age 12 - 11/9/1971 Pearland - Tue
Debbie Ackerman, age 15- 11/11/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu
Maria Johnson, age 15- 11/11/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu
Mildred Jo Ann Knighten age 15 - 10/20/1972 Pasadena - Fri
Kimberly Rae Pitchford age 16 - 1/3/1973 Houston - Wed
Jo Anne Harrison age 25 - 6/29/1973 Houston, TX - Fri
Georgia Geer, age 14 - 9/6/1974 Dickinson, Tx - Fri
Brooks Bracewell, age 12 - 9/6/1974 Dickinson, Tx - Fri
Mary Rachel Trilica age 17 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon
Lisa Renee Wilson age 14 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon
Julie Ann Moseley age 9 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon
Nina Lynn Kluge age 16 - 10/22/1975 Cypress, Tx - Wed
Suzanne Bowers age 12 - 5/21/1977 Galveston, Tx - Fri
Angela Desiree Kelly age 12 - 3/28/1979 Pasadena, Tx - Wed
Lesia Michelle Jackson age 12 - 9/7/1979 Conroe, Tx - Fri
Sandra Degrasse - age 15 - 12/18/1979 Galveston, Tx - Tue
11-19-2011, 10:00 AM
By Scott E. Williams
The Daily News
Published January 28, 2008
GALVESTON — In 1971, the disappearance of two Webster girls last seen on 61st Street in Galveston launched an investigation that ended in an arrest and the discovery of a skeletal torso in a Pasadena bayou.
More than 36 years later, investigators say they believe the wrong man was convicted, and the torso did not belong to the missing kid police had identified.
Sharon Shaw and Rhonda Johnson, both 14, had come from Webster to Galveston in summer 1971 to surf. The pair was last seen alive Aug. 4, 1971, waiting for a friend to pick them up on 61st Street. The friend later told investigators the girls were gone when she arrived.
11-19-2011, 10:04 AM
21 bodies, and no clear answers
Some now wonder if the right man died in prison for the 1971 slayings of 2 teens
Suntanned and skinny, 14-year-olds Rhonda Renee Johnson and her best friend, Sharon Shaw, vanished from Galveston in 1971 in what some now suspect was part of a serial killer's murderous spree.
A few months later, two more surfer girls, just 15, disappeared after catching a ride in Galveston near Stewart Beach.
11-20-2011, 06:35 PM
NAME----------------------AGE-TOWN/CITY------DATE ABDUCTED--DAY OF THE WEEK
Barbara Gale Whitten------- 23--Houston----------07/08/80---------Tuesday
Tamara Ellen McCurry-------22--Galveston--------07/01/82----------Tuesday
Gloria Ann Stephan -------------Houston----------10/02/82----------Saturday
Laura Jean Donez-----------16--Houston----------04/18/83----------Monday
Sondra Ramber-------------14--Santa Fe---------10/26/83----------Wednesday
Heidi Villarreal Fye---------- 23--League City------04/04/84----------Monday
Anna T. Dimmitt------------38--Fort Worth-------05/11/84----------Friday
Laura Miller-----------------16--League City------09/01/84----------Saturday
Brenda Maureen Hackett---- 24--Conroe-----------09/09/84----------Sunday
Michelle Doherty Thomas----17--Alta Loma--------10/05/85----------Saturday
Elizabeth Pfeifer------------ 20--Katy -------------04/12/86----------Saturday
Shelley Katheleen Sikes----- 19--Texas City--------05/24/86----------Saturday
Maria Trinidad Velasquez---- 29--Houston----------06/08/86----------Sunday
Veronica Helen Brewer------ 23--Missouri City------07/01/86----------Tuesday
Angela F. Phillips------------20--Houston----------09/18/86----------Thursday
Deanna Lynn Ogg-----------16--Conroe-----------09/27/86----------Saturday
Rita Mae Hughes------------29--Houston----------12/08/86----------Monday
Daphne Darlene Browne-----32--Houston-----------01/17/88---------Monday
Della Marie Hillard-----------32--Houston-----------05/04/88---------Wednesday
Ginger Anne Sutherland-----20---Fresno------------06/16/88---------Thursday
Suzanne Rene Richerson---- 22--Galveston----------10/07/88---------Friday
Darlynn Foster--------------35--La Marque---------09/15/89---------Friday
Lorraine Migl Light-----------21--Spring-------------11/23/89--------Thursday
Laurie Lee Tremblay---------15--Houston-----------09/01/86---------Friday
07-08-2012, 09:03 PM
Monday's Daily Mail has an article which may be of some interest - or at least serve as a primer for those who don't know the case(s):
The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields... And how one man may
hold the answer to the 30 young women found murdered there (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170500/The-mystery-Texas-Killing-Fields--And-man-hold-answer-30-young-women-murdered-there.html)
The uncertainty has haunted Tim Miller, whose daughter Laura Miller was kidnapped and murdered in 1984 when she was just 16 years old.
'One thing worse than having a murdered child, and I know this for a fact, it's knowing that they're out there dead somewhere and never being able to say goodbye. Never having that little bit of closure,' he said.
Seventeen months after her disappearance, her body was found in a secluded oil field but her killer was never found.
much more, with pictures, at the link above
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