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    Suspect - John Robert King and Gerald Pieter Zwarst

    In 1987 John Robert King, then 20-years
    old was convicted of Aggravated
    Kidnapping in a trial that was held in
    Jefferson County, Beaumont, Texas on a
    change of venue. He was handed a life
    sentence and is today serving that sentence
    at the state prison facility in
    Palestine, Texas.

    King’s first parole hearing comes in June
    of this year. After being offered immunity
    from further prosecution by then District
    Attorney Mike Guarino in an agreement
    signed by State District Judge Henry
    Dalhite, King continues to refuse to tell
    authorities where to find the remains of
    Shelley Sikes.

    Gerald Pieter Zwarst was tried in Brazos
    County, Bryan, Texas also on a change of
    venue from Galveston County. He was
    also sentenced to life imprisonment on a
    charge of Aggravated Kidnapping and is
    serving his sentence in a facility at
    Huntsville, Texas. He becomes eligible for
    parole in August, one month after King.
    He also refuses to divulge the whereabouts
    of the remains of Shelley Kathleen
    Sikes
    .
    http://thepolicenews.net/html/gcpnmar07.pdf
    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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    Guilt reportedly fueled surrender in Sikes case

    Chronicle reporter Rad Sallee contributed to this story.

    GALVESTON - Guilt over the abduction and possible murder of teen-age Shelley Sikes, police say, drove John Robert King to slash his wrists in a shabby El Paso motel room.
    But although the 29-year-old unemployed Bayview laborer's attempt on his life was merely "feeble," his anguished hospital bed statements to police were astounding.

    King, investigators said, detailed how he and a companion, Gerald Peter Zwarst, 32, of El Lago, forced waitress Sikes off an Interstate-45 feeder road as she traveled to her Texas City home, then smashed her auto's window and pulled her from the vehicle.

    Both men, authorities said, were high on marijuana laced with phencyclidine - Angel Dust - a powerful animal tranquilizer that can spark violent outbursts in human users.
    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/ar...ikes-case.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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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieC View Post
    Strange.
    Even with documents stating that they would not be charged with any additional charges in this crime.
    They still refuse to tell the whereabouts.

    Either there concerned about there parole hearings in the future.

    Or they really don't know where she is at?

    Or perhaps others could be would be implicated after the fact?

    Hard to see the motives displayed in ones mind.

    Im going to look up information about Shelley Sikes

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    GERALD PIETER ZWARST v. STATE TEXAS (11/30/89)




    GERALD PIETER ZWARST v. STATE TEXAS (11/30/89)

    COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS, FOURTEENTH DISTRICT, HOUSTON




    Official citation and/or docket number and footnotes (if any) for this case available with purchase.


    November 30, 1989

    GERALD PIETER ZWARST, APPELLANT
    v.
    THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE

    On Appeal from the 361st District Court, Brazos County, Texas, H. G. Dalehite, Judge, Trial Court Cause No. 18,049-361.

    COUNSEL

    J. B. Williamson of LaPorte, for appellant.

    Roger L. Ezell of Galveston, Texas, for appellee.

    Panel consists of Justices Paul Pressler, Cannon, and Ellis.

    Author: Pressler

    Appellant was indicted for the felony offense of aggravated kidnapping, TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. ? 20.04 (Vernon 1974). Due to pre-trial publicity, the presiding judge in the case ordered a change of venue from Galveston County to Brazos County. After a plea of not guilty, a jury convicted appellant of the offense charged and assessed punishment at life imprisonment. We affirm.

    On Memorial day, 1986, a nineteen-year-old woman left her job as a waitress on Galveston Island at about midnight and began driving along Interstate 45 towards her boyfriend's home in Texas City. Shortly before she entered the causeway to the mainland, two men in a Ford pickup truck began to annoy and follow her. Once across the causeway, they ran her car off the road. The two men then left their truck and approached the young woman's car. John Robert King, the co-defendant who is not a party to this appeal, walked up to the vehicle and broke out the driver's side window with his hand. He then reached into the car, opened the door and forced the young woman from the vehicle. Several eyewitnesses observed the woman's being dragged by her hair and forced into the truck. One passerby stopped to see if King needed any assistance but was told that it was a family problem and to stay out of it. This witness noticed a second man at the scene but was unable to identify him because of the distance and lighting. Additional witnesses saw the young woman fighting to get away and heard her cries for help, but none of the observers immediately reported the incident to the police. The appellant was not specifically identified by any witness as being at the scene. The abducted woman was later determined to be Shelley Sikes, and in spite of a massive investigation, the case remained unsolved for approximately thirteen months.
    http://tx.findacase.com/research/wfr...1755.TX.htm/qx
    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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    Zwarst gets life sentence

    Zwarst gets life sentence

    ByARLENEBATTISTA
    The Daily News

    BRYAN — Gerald Pieter Zwarst
    was sentenced to life in prison
    Wednesday by a jury convinced he
    is concealing facts about the abduction
    and probable murder of
    Shelley Sikes.
    The 10-man, two-woman jury deliberated
    for three hours, 25 minutes
    before returning the sentence
    on Zwarst, 33, of El Lago. On
    Tuesday, jurors deliberated three
    hours, 15 minutes before finding
    Zwarst guilty of Miss


    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=110186038
    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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    Volunteers search for gravesite of Sikes

    BACLIFF - Hundreds of volunteers Saturday gathered to search wooded, brushy areas around here, helping authorities in a grim search for the grave of a Texas City teen-ager who was abducted more than a year ago.
    The volunteers met at the Kenneth E. Little Elementary School on Oklahoma Street in Bacliff early Saturday to begin a grim search for the grave of Shelley Sikes.

    Galveston County sheriff's investigators organized the search around the home of John Robert King after he told police he abducted Sikes and buried her near his Bayview home off Highway 146.
    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/ar...-of-sikes.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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    I dont believe him and his statement.

    I awoke to see her being hit with a shovel and buried alive.
    What does that mean?

    He walked outside and there was a hole pre-dug and after seeing her hit with a shovel just dropped her into the makeshift grave while still alive.

    I don't believe it.

    Hes putting the blame on the other one.
    The most serious charges. Hes saying he didn't hit her or kill her.
    He just seen someone else do it.

    I believe they did take her back to that house.
    And spent hours torturing her before physically killing her.
    Because mentally and emotionally she was already dead.

    They should never get out of prison.

    Those are old articles so i wonder about them now.

    Still checking on the girl.

    Found her.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/8604/0/


    Disappointing.
    Namus has no clothing description.
    So any remains found with clothing would not be able to match.
    Just the hair color at this stage perhaps just guessing.

    Just have to watch for any remains found in the area of the home in either direction
    to make a possible match. If that is a fact where she is at.
    Hard to tell.

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    Discovery of Sikes' car detailed at trial

    BRYAN - A single flashlight beam pierced the pitch-dark night on the marshes of Galveston County. Mark Spurgeon spied the car of his high school sweetheart, Shelley Sikes, who was two hours late returning home, in the mud along Interstate 45.
    Spurgeon's father, Jim Spurgeon, testified here Tuesday that he was helping his son search for the missing 19-year-old when they saw her car's dome light from the roadway. The younger Spurgeon bolted from the truck before it came to a halt.

    "Shelley! Shelley!" Spurgeon yelled, his hands clenched to his head in terror. "Shelley! Oh my God. Dad, she's gone." Searching the blood-smeared 1980 Pinto by themselves and later with a sheriff's deputy, they found her car keys in the ignition. They also found a gym bag, an apron she wore at her restaurant job, her purse and her left shoe. In the sand nearby was the print of a bare foot.

    That was two years ago, and there's been no trace of Sikes - a well-liked, friendly, brunette woman nicknamed "Peanut" by co-workers because of her diminutive size - since that overcast night.
    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/ar...-at-trial.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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    Accused kidnapper goes to trial Monday

    GALVESTON — Gerald Peter
    Zwarst, accused in the 1986 aggravated
    kidnapping of Shelley
    Sikes, goes on trial Monday in the
    Brazos County town of Bryan.
    Attorneys for both (he defense
    and prosecution say they are
    ready to bring the case before a
    jury, and each expects to build a
    case around Zwarst's statements
    that he was present when the 19-
    year-old Texas City woman was
    abducted.
    Miss Sikes was last seen leaving
    her island waitressing job May 25,
    1986. Her blood-spattered car was
    found early the next morning
    along the northbound feeder road
    of Interstate 45; she had vanished.
    . Zwarst, 33, of El Lago, and John
    Robert King, 30, of Baciiff, were
    arrested in July 1987, after King
    called E! Paso police and implicated
    himself and Zwarst in the
    crime. In statements given to officials,
    each man has painted
    himself as an uninvolved passenger
    while accusing the other of
    Miss Sikes'abduction.
    In April, King was convicted
    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=112798549
    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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    Mom's hopes dashed again as hunt for body fails

    BACLIFF - Despite the efforts of hundreds of volunteer searchers, Erin Sikes' hopes that the body of her abducted 19-year-old daughter finally would be located were dashed Saturday.
    "It just seems like it's never going to end," Sikes said as a tired contingent of the Texas State Guard returned to Bacliff's Kenneth E. Little elementary school after an all-day search near the home of a man charged with kidnapping Shelley Sikes 14 months ago.

    More than 600 volunteers recruited by the Galveston County Sheriff's Department spent Saturday morning combing hundreds of acres of wooded and brushy land near the home of John Robert King, 29, for Shelley Sikes' grave.
    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/ar...ody-fails.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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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+: View Post
    I dont believe him and his statement.

    I awoke to see her being hit with a shovel and buried alive.
    What does that mean?

    He walked outside and there was a hole predug and after eating her with a shovel just dropped her into the makeshift grave while still alive.

    I don't believe it.

    Hes putting the blame on the other one.
    The most serious charges. Hes saying he didn't hit her or kill her.
    He just seen someone else do it.

    I believe they did take her back to that house.
    And spent hours torturing her before physically killing her.
    Because mentally and emotionally she was already dead.

    They should never get out of prison.

    Those are old articles so i wonder about them now.

    Still checking on the girl.

    Found her.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/8604/0/


    Disappointing.
    Namus has no clothing description.
    So any remains found with clothing would not be able to match.

    Just the hair color at this stage perhaps just guessing.

    Just have to watch for any remains found in the area of the home in either direction
    to make a possible match. If that is a fact where she is at.
    Hard to tell.

    One of the articles stated that she was still moving when she was buried. She was buried alive.

    One of the previous articles told that her white blouse was located and identified by the family as belonging to Shelley.
    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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    summer job as a waitress at Gaido's beach-front restaurant in Galveston.

    If anyone has any knowledge about the appearance of her work outfit
    please let me know. And i will watch for any remains found with this outfit
    including Gaidos maybe printing on it.

    I am currently looking for two
    One for poppy's and golden corral.

    Two that went missing working at those facilities.
    Thank-you in advance.


    I just notice your posting about the white dress so i deleted my statement on it.
    I dont know what to believe about thatl.
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    Golden Coral. White shirt and black slacks
    Poppy's wear orange shirts. They have a facebook page with pictures.


    http://activerain.com/blogsview/1988...st-destination
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poppy-...nt/51305611946
    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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    what a sad story

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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+: View Post
    summer job as a waitress at Gaido's beach-front restaurant in Galveston.

    If anyone has any knowledge about the appearance of her work outfit
    please let me know. And i will watch for any remains found with this outfit
    including Gaidos maybe printing on it.

    I am currently looking for two
    One for poppy's and golden corral.

    Two that went missing working at those facilities.
    Thank-you in advance.


    I just notice your posting about the white dress so i deleted my statement on it.
    I dont know what to believe about thatl.
    In 1986 they changed the name of this restaurant from The Chart Room to Gaidos. Depending on what month they changed it, her uniform may have changed.

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