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    AZ - Richard, 11, & Russell Chase, 9, David Johns 10, Gila River Reservation, 1976

    A very gruesome cold case of 3 little boys. Sadly, I couldn't find any pictures of them.

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/famous...ed-Boys20.html

    Few clues in 3 boys' deaths

    Charles Kelly
    The Arizona Republic
    May 20, 2002 12:00:00

    The most highly publicized murder in the history of Arizona would take place the next day, but on June 1, 1976, the featured horror was that of three boys from the Gila River Reservation who were stabbed to death and left on the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad 25 miles southeast of Phoenix.

    The story made the front page of The Arizona Republic, then was displaced by the killing of Republic reporter Don Bolles, who was fatally injured by a car bomb June 2.

    David Johns, 10, and his cousins Russell Chase, 9, and Richard Chase Jr., 11, had been run over by seven locomotives and 20 rail cars after their killer had stabbed one boy 25 times, the second nine times and the third five times.

    No weapon was found, no clue showed where the boys had been slain before being carried to the tracks. David's family theorizes the boys were killed by someone they knew.

    But Al Weiss, who worked the case as a detective for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, suspected a man in a cape who was seen in the area.

    Weiss believes this could have been a rail-riding mental patient named Gerald Ray White, who showed up later in a small Oklahoma town where another Indian boy was stabbed to death. Weiss tried to question White.

    "In the interview with this guy, we felt maybe he had multiple personalities, but we never could get him into right personality to talk to us," Weiss says.

    Some had suspected a family member had a hand in the crime. Georgette Chase, mother of the Chase boys, says she's been unfairly smeared as she runs for tribal governor.

    "They say, 'Oh, she killed her kids, anyway,' " she says. "I wish it could get resolved so it wouldn't be a political football."

    David's mother, Oreen, would like to know how the boys met their deaths.

    "I'm just hoping that some day we'll find out, even though it won't do any good," she says.

    If you have information that would help solve this case, please call the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office at (602) 256-1011.

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    After some digging, I finally found a picture of them.


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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    June 1, 1976

    Two Boys In Trio Found Slain May Be Tribal Judge's Sons


    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113369819

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    June 2, 1976

    Slain Boys Identified, Trio Sought For Questioning

    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...currentPage=10


    Page 11........slain boys

    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...t=0&src=search

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    June 3, 1976

    Search For Clues Widens In Slaying Of Three Boys

    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...currentPage=10

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    June 8, 1976

    Slain Trio Of Youngsters Buried At Blackwater


    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...&currentPage=0

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    June 10, 1976

    Clues Evaporate In Slaying Of Three Boys


    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...currentPage=10

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    November 23, 1977

    Boy Stabbed And Then Thrown Onto Tracks
    Vintia, Oklahoma

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=100945470

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    November 26, 1977

    Investigators Are Seeking Oklahoma Boy's Murderer

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113986983

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    November 28, 1977

    Search For Killer Now At Standstill

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113987050


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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    December 3, 1977

    Man Quizzed In Deaths Of Four Indian Boys

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113375108

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    December 6, 1977


    Recent Slaying 'Duplicate' Of Gila River Murders

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113375135

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    December 8, 1977

    Ex-Coolidge Teacher Decided To Help


    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113375163

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    December 15, 1977

    Photos Circulated Of Suspect White In Youths' Killings


    http://casagrandepl.newspaperarchive...&currentPage=0

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    Arizona....Oklahoma.....New Mexico

    December 21, 1977

    Murder Suspect's Appearence Changed


    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=113375314

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