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  1. #31
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    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.
    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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    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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    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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    Birth: 1950
    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

    Family links:
    Children:
    Scott Pretty (1971 - 1978)*
    Mark Pretty (1973 - 1978)*
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=19276136
    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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    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.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=8399819

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=8401239

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    Heidi Fye, 23 - Abducted 10/10/1983; Found 04/04/84 in League City Calder Rd Fields



    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.

    STILL UNSOLVED.

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    Sandra Ramber, 14 - Disappeared 10/26/1983 - Santa Fe, TX; Still missing



    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.

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    Michelle Doherty Thomas, 17 - Disappeared 10/05/1985; Alta Loma; never found



    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.

    STILL UNSOLVED.

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    Jane Doe, 18-26 years old - Found 12/16/1985 in Brazoria County




    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.

    STILL UNSOLVED.

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    Jane Doe, about 25 years old - Found 02/02/1986 - in the League City Killing Fields



    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.

    STILL UNSOLVED.


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    Bambi Lynn Dick, 17 - Asphyxiated, Found 10/08/1983 - Amarillo, TX



    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.

    [ame="http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11167"]http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11167[/ame]

    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.
    Last edited by ikoihil; 10-25-2011 at 09:16 PM. Reason: added missing date and location

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    Laura Lynn Miller, 16 - Missing 9/1/84; Found in Killing Fields League City 2/2/1986



    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.

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    Rebecca Beard, 30 - Missing 3/2/1986 - Galveston; Paul Taylor convicted



    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.

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    Eilenne Schatelowitz, 22 - March 26, 1986 - Found in League City, strangled

    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

    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/ar...-s-murder.html

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    Elizabeth Pfeifer, 20 - Disappeared from Katy, TX 04/12/1986



    Elizabeth Pfeifer, 20 - April 12, 1986 disappeared from Katy, TX.
    Race:White
    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.

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