11-12-2013, 09:45 PM #1
AZ/MD - Deborah Carrick, 21, found deceased 9/9/1975, Coconino Co. AZ
I was searching for info about serial killer William Floyd Zamastil after seeing he was suspected in a cold case mentioned in another thread and in the process found this article about Deborah. I don't believe she has a WS thread, so bringing her here. (Zamastil is mentioned in this recent article about Deborah's case, too, but it seems that a firm link has never been found.)
Cold Case Close-up -- File: Deborah Carrick (1975)
Deborah Carrick, 21, was traveling west from Maryland to California for a friend’s wedding. On the way, she wanted to visit national parks. She planned to ride the bus and hitchhike. When she returned, she planned to enlist in the U.S. Air Force.
She never made it to California.
Her body was found Sept. 9, 1975, off Highway 64 between Cameron and Grand Canyon National Park. She died from blunt-force trauma to the head....
ETA: If you visit the link, be sure not to miss the righthand sidebar report about Deborah's known travels on her trip -- sounds like she at least got to do some of the things she planned. So sad that she must have met her killer along the way...
As I read things from this article, it seems some of her belongings were found in California but it is felt she never made it there herself (alive and/or free, anyway).
Last edited by Backwoods; 11-12-2013 at 10:01 PM. Reason: ETA
11-12-2013, 10:40 PM #2
Ya know, BW, it's scary how you and I are so often on the same wavelength. I wasn't familiar with Zamastil until yesterday or the day before when I was researching Wisconsin murders and found he was named a POI in the killing of Christine Rothschild. Here are a couple of links I bookmarked. Deborah isn't mentioned in them, though. We should probably give this guy a thread in the SK forum.
Now off to see what I can find out about Deborah.__________________________________
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11-13-2013, 03:21 AM #3
"back at ya", bessie.
I wasn't familiar with him either. You led me there -- I read about him in the link(s) about Christine you posted on Kathy Jones' thread and went trying to learn a bit more about him and found Deborah.
It does seem like he has been suspected in several additional murders beyond the ones he has been convicted of, so having a thread in the SK forum sure makes sense to me.
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