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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA

    TX - June Carpenter Gilkerson, 24, Midland, 8 November 1986

    Midland woman still missing after 22 years

    Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:00 am
    Bob Campbell, Staff Writer

    When a beautiful halfway house volunteer went missing Nov. 8, 1986, the investigation took city, state and federal officers from Midland to Central Texas to the Texas-Mexico border.
    It generated a 41⁄2-inch file and enough drama to please Hollywood, but it never led to 24-year-old June Carpenter Gilkerson.

    Police say Alderink implicated the huge night custodian at the public library,
    Kenneth Wayne Parker, whom he approached when Parker drove to the back door of the darkened south central Midland building at 8:40 p.m. on Nov. 24.
    While detectives listened through the receiver he wore, Alderink exclaimed,
    "They're saying June is still alive somewhere!"

    Gilkerson's mom, Juanita Willis, called Johnson on each anniversary of her daughter's disappearance for 21 years. He heard from her eight months ago but not on Nov. 8.
    "We'd love to solve it," he said. "That's for sure."

    June Carpenter Gilkerson

    Texas DPS Missing Person Bulletin Case Number: M8905011
    Case Type: Involuntary
    Height: 5' 06" Weight: 120 lbs.
    Date of Birth: 7/22/1962 Age Missing: 24
    Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown
    Race: White Sex: Female
    Last Seen in: Midland (Midland County) Last Seen on: 11/8/1986
    State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA

    Miscellaneous Notes: Ms. Gilkerson has a petite build and wears prescription contact lenses. She was known to wear a gold ring with blue stones in the middle and diamonds on each side. It is believed Ms.Gilkerson was taken against her will on the morning of November 8, 1986, foul play is feared.


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  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    Midland County oilfield worker finds human skull at well lease
    Midland Reporter-Telegram | August 4, 2013 | Updated: August 4, 2013 9:58am

    The Midland County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to the call at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a Pioneer Natural Resources well lease located at Farm-to-Market Road 1213 and County Road 1160.
    From article linked in previous post:
    "Parker told Alderink he took her to a caliche pit 14 miles south of town and a half mile east of the Rankin Highway. She fought and ran, so he shot her twice with a chrome-plated .357 magnum revolver and knocked a dirt bank over her. Then he came back and got her and burned her in a stack of old tires on a relative's property. She was a beautiful woman."
    Last edited by bessie; 08-04-2013 at 03:36 PM.

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  3. #3
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    Aug 2013
    Would be interesting to know who the owner/past owner of the property where the skull was found. Parker stated he took her body to a caliche pit and covered it, and later went back and got her and burned her remains with some tires on a relative's property. The article mentions that the Det. (now retired) was denied access to the property to search.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    June was added to NamUs 11/13/2013.
    Dental: Dental information/charting is available and will be entered later.
    DNA: Sample submitted - Tests complete.

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