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    TX - Amanda Goodman, 13, Brownwood, 16 May 1989

    I was 9 when this happened... Brownwood is a small enough town that just about everybody knows one another... 20 years is FAR too long for this girl to not have justice...

    http://www.reporternews.com/news/200...not-forgotten/

    Amanda left her junior high and never made it home. She was found murdrered, a single gunshot would to the head...
    Last edited by Kimster; 05-04-2013 at 10:37 PM. Reason: featured cold case from 5/5/2013 to 5/12/2013

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    Unfortunately LE is not sharing enough info to help make an opinion. Would be interesting to know what interest they have in Hampsey.

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    Bumping... I just read an article on more Brownwood, TX cold cases... It said that as of 2010 The Texas Rangers were still reworking Amanda's case...

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    ...Bumping for Amanda...


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    Let's solve this right

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    Amanda is our featured cold case from 5/5/2013 to 5/12/2013

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    Well I think it's clear it was someone she knew, the way she was placed and her wound was hidden. What a weird case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudette View Post
    Well I think it's clear it was someone she knew, the way she was placed and her wound was hidden. What a weird case...
    I think so too. Sounds more like an "execution" than a random killing to me. I wonder if she witnessed something she wasn't meant to see or hear and had to be silenced.

    The "respect" shown to her body suggests that the killer either knew her, or her family ...... or certainly didn't have a casual air about doing it. The placing of her head on the cup in particular, shows a strange sort of care towards her. She wasn't just dumped at the side of the road.

    Its a very strange case indeed.

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    "According to the autopsy Amanda had not been sexually assaulted the day of her murder"

    Does anyone find it odd the way this is worded?
    Also, sounds like police considered the pastor a potential suspect.
    Due to that phrase, I wonder if someone had been molesting her and she threatened to tell and they silenced her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    "According to the autopsy Amanda had not been sexually assaulted the day of her murder"

    Does anyone find it odd the way this is worded?
    Also, sounds like police considered the pastor a potential suspect.
    Due to that phrase, I wonder if someone had been molesting her and she threatened to tell and they silenced her?
    That makes a lot of sense....that makes all the pieces fit. I think the pastor needs to be looked at, though IMO its likely he's the suspect they won't name. Could you imagine calling a Pastor a person of interest and then it turns out he really had no ties to the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YidArmyRach View Post
    I think so too. Sounds more like an "execution" than a random killing to me. I wonder if she witnessed something she wasn't meant to see or hear and had to be silenced.

    The "respect" shown to her body suggests that the killer either knew her, or her family ...... or certainly didn't have a casual air about doing it. The placing of her head on the cup in particular, shows a strange sort of care towards her. She wasn't just dumped at the side of the road.

    Its a very strange case indeed.
    Yeah, real weird. Being that she was laid near the road, sounds like the person wanted her to be found soon. Sounds like the person put her in a resting position. Singe gunshot, no stabbing, not multiple gunshots, sounds like the person did not hate her. Sounds like a caring person that would go the extra step for someone, but is capable of killing. IMO, the person knew her and her family well. IMO, she was killed to protect someone. IMO, it could have been someone molesting her; she could have walked in on something, and if she told, it would completely destroy someone, or another child told her something about an adult that could destroy the adults life.

    I think they should analyze everything using using modern technology (clothing, burial area, notebook everything that they have). I think they should analyze any photos taken at the memorial and previous memorials to see if anyone from the past is in the distance. Or if someone from the past came to town before or after the memorials. I think the person cared about her and her family, and most likely would show up. Or, if there is someone that moved away, but still keeps in contact with her parents or siblings.

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    It sure would be odd for there to be another killer in that small area. I think Mcginn might be the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    "According to the autopsy Amanda had not been sexually assaulted the day of her murder"

    Does anyone find it odd the way this is worded?
    Also, sounds like police considered the pastor a potential suspect.
    Due to that phrase, I wonder if someone had been molesting her and she threatened to tell and they silenced her?
    As I was reading the thread this is exactly what I was thinking??

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    "According to the autopsy Amanda had not been sexually assaulted the day of her murder"

    Does anyone find it odd the way this is worded?
    Also, sounds like police considered the pastor a potential suspect.
    Due to that phrase, I wonder if someone had been molesting her and she threatened to tell and they silenced her?
    i thought that wording was odd, but this article wasnt the finest example of quality writing i have ever seen... there were a few weird/awkward phrasings in it...

    i agree with others though, that seems like a strong possibility.

    anyone know what other murders mcginn was suspected of?

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