09-18-2014, 09:38 PM #1
MI - Barbara Brott, 18, & Mary Ann Hicks, 19, Grand Rapids, Sept 1972
Muskegon investigators want to know more about suspected serial killer
Sarah Sell, WZZM 8:13 p.m. EDT September 11, 2014
"He's a horrific guy, a monster", says Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler referring to 66-year old Rodney Halbower. He can't help but wonder what other crimes Halbower committed while he was living in Muskegon Heights. On Wednesday, Rodney's brother John, said Rodney was a bully. "Everybody in the neighborhood was terrorized by him. We all got together, tied him up, laid him in the road, and he got away, chased us with a butcher knife", says John Halbower.
One of the cold cases involves 18-year old Barbara Brott and 19-year old Mary Ann Hicks. In 1972, the women were last seen leaving the Canopy bar in Grand Rapids, which has since been torn down. Their bodies were found a month later, near Muskegon. "Some of the evidence that was recovered, we hope would render DNA, if and when it comes to that point, of making that comparison."
Mary Ann Hicks' skeleton ID'd
Argus Press, Sept 3, 1972
Barbara Brott's skeleton ID'd
Daytona Beach Morning Journal, Sept 3, 1972
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09-18-2014, 09:40 PM #2
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I haven't heard anything more about Muskegon investigating Rodney. I hope they are because its his mo.
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