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    SUSPECT: Edward Bell and the "Eleven Who Went to Heaven"

    Man admits to killing as many as 11 girls across Southeast Texas

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    Edward Harold Bell, admitted sex offender, convicted murderer and self-described serial killer, has given multiple chilling confessions from his locked prison cell of abducting and slaying teenage and adolescent girls in the 1970s, describing crimes even now unsolved.

    In disturbing letters sent to Harris and Galveston county prosecutors in 1998 - but kept secret for 13 years - Bell claimed to have killed seven girls, including two Galveston 15-year-olds shot as they stood tied up and half naked in the chilly waters of Turner Bayou, according to excerpts and descriptions of Bell's letters obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

    In July and September, in exclusive interviews, Bell, now gaunt and pasty-faced at 72, told a Chronicle reporter the tally of lives was not just seven, but 11, the "Eleven that went to Heaven."

    Bell claims a brainwashing "program" forced him to "be a flasher," to "rape girls" and ultimately to kill.
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    much, much more of this four-page Houston Chronicle story, with pictures, at Express-News link above

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    And Daily Mail quickly catches on, with a tabloid photo spin:

    'I'm a serial killer who murdered 11 girls': Chilling confession of notorious
    criminal decades on, as he reveals tragic fate of missing teenagers 'who went to heaven'


    (not much new info-wise here - pictures of three of the victims, though)

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    I wonder if he ever ventured back into Texas during those years he was "in hiding"... I also wonder how many other poor girls he killed while he was living out of the country...

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    Several senior investigators familiar with Bell's letters of confessions told the Chronicle they have long believed he committed multiple murders and found evidence to corroborate his claims. But probes stalled.
    Galveston prosecutors refused to present Bell's written confessions to a grand jury. Harris County prosecutors never investigated the claims and subsequently lost the letters. And Bell refused to cooperate with police. Several investigators said not enough effort was made in 1998 to re-investigate the cases.
    One former Galveston DA, Kurt Sistrunk, told the Chronicle, "I didn't believe we had sufficient evidence that we could proceed to grand jury with, and without getting into specifics, that's the decision that had to be made, no matter the temptations to proceed otherwise ... It wasn't for a lack of effort."


    Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/ne...#ixzz1ZAy5EDXI

    all the bold and red I have problems with..... seems like there was a lot of lack in effort to me....

    lost the letter??? <<snort>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni979 View Post
    I wonder if he ever ventured back into Texas during those years he was "in hiding"... I also wonder how many other poor girls he killed while he was living out of the country...
    Exactly. And how many girls in Mexico and Central America may be missing during the 14 years he hid out there - must be some. Those stories will never be heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursebeeme View Post
    all the bold and red I have problems with..... seems like there was a lot of lack in effort to me....

    lost the letter??? <<snort>>
    That may be Texan for "sold it to true crime collectors on eBay."

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    Question ??????????

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    earlier today I was doing some searching for news on three parma girls missing in Ohio and ran across this!!

    http://www.missingtrio.com/TRIO/index.aspx

    wonder if he could be responsible for this as well?

    Fort Worth area

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    Yes, this could be a really big deal - nut-job RSO spills beans on murderous Texas past. Either he's already lying and just trying for attention, or he's telling the truth and there are even more cases. I don't see anything in between with this guy.

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    if he was telling the truth he trolled malls...these three girls were at the mall when they went missing in 1974

    http://www.missingtrio.com/TRIO/index.aspx

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    In 1992, when Bell was on the run, Unsolved Mysteries documented his murder of Larry Dickens. A snippet (mainly of general interest because a young Matthew McConaughey plays Larry) from YouTube below:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bADOOoiXn4"]Matthew Mcconaughey - YouTube[/ame]


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    Here's the original Houston Chronicle article I linked from the S.A. Express-News yesterday - it features a video with pictures of Bell's supposed victims and a short interview with a Galveston cop who's investigated the case which is well worth watching:

    Confessions of a cold-blooded killer

    Also, American Bar Association Journal has a handy, five-paragraph summary of the case here, for those without the time to read the multi-page Chronicle article.

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    For a second I thought that maybe this freak could have something to do with the murder of Amanda Goodman in Brownwood, Tx... She would have been about the "right age" to attract him. She went missing on her walk home from school, but she was found a few hours later, shot to death & not sexually abused...

    I think this guy hid his victims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursebeeme View Post
    if he was telling the truth he trolled malls...these three girls were at the mall when they went missing in 1974

    http://www.missingtrio.com/TRIO/index.aspx
    Having followed the case of the missing Fort Worth three for years I would love to see it finally solved.

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    US convicted killer Edward Harold Bell admits killing 11 teen girls in '70s

    A convicted murderer has revealed that he is also the serial killer behind eleven other murders of teenage adolescent girls in the seventies.

    Edward Harold Bell, who was on the run for 14 years after the shooting murder of Larry Dickens, calls his victims the 'Eleven that went to Heaven'.

    He has given a chilling confession from his prison cell after he was jailed for 70 years for murder after being caught in Panama in 1993.

    Bell says he killed 15-year-olds Debbie Ackerman and Maria Johnson who disappeared after hitch-hiking in Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle.
    http://whatsonjinan.com/news-841-us-...ls-in-70s.html
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    TENTH COURT OF APPEALS
    A jury found Edward Harold Bell guilty of murder and assessed punishment at seventy years confinement. Bell contends in three points that the evidence was legally insufficient to support the verdict, that he was denied effective assistance of counsel, and that the court erred by failing to instruct the jury on voluntary conduct. We affirm.

    On the afternoon of August 28, 1978, Dorothy Lang was looking out her kitchen window and saw Edward Bell park his truck across the street from her house. When he stepped out of the truck, she saw that he was wearing only a red shirt that came down past his waist but did not cover his genitals. Lang called the police when she saw Bell approach a group of boys while masturbating. Larry Dickens, Lang's twenty-six year old son, overheard Lang's call to the police and ran outside to detain Bell until the police arrived.

    Larry ran to the truck and took the keys from the ignition. Bell began demanding that his keys be returned to him.

    Lang testified that Bell got his jeans from the truck and put them on. He reached back inside the truck, produced a gun, and told Larry that he was going to kill him if he did not return his keys. Bell then fired the gun into the air and threatened to kill Larry if he didn't return the keys. Larry replied that Bell was not going to kill anyone and started to approach Bell. According to Lang, her son walked two or three steps toward Bell when Bell shot him. After Bell shot Larry five times, Larry staggered to his garage.
    http://www.10thcoa.courts.state.tx.u...OpinionId=1036
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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