View Full Version : GUILTY GA - Arrest in 1987 abduction, rape & murder of Vieng Phovixay, 19
Arrest made in 1987 slaying.
Charles Travis Manley is charged.
11-16-2007, 02:46 PM
This was a case of investigative perseverance that took a long time to bring charges but there is some justice for her family now.
06-16-2015, 02:23 PM
Manley was sentenced to life in prison. From February 2009:
Phovixay came to the United States from Laos as a girl when her family settled in Newnan. She was 19 years old when she disappeared after visiting her fiance at his residence in a south Coweta County mobile home park in Moreland in 1987...
Evidence presented at the 2007 trial indicated that after Phovixay left her boyfriend's home in October 1987, she got a flat tire and Manley stopped as if to help her. The young woman was never seen alive again. A timber cruiser discovered Phovixay's skull while checking a forest in Harris County. From other remains, investigators concluded the missing woman had been tied to a tree, raped and killed.
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