1272 users online (219 members and 1053 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    21,276

    TX - Carla Walker, 17, Fort Worth, 17 Feb 1974

    http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/o...eb9ede3cd.html

    Walker, 17, was abducted on the night of Feb. 17, 1974, outside a west side Fort Worth bowling alley. She was dragged from the front seat of her boyfriend’s car by an unknown adult male, who hit the boyfriend over the head with a pistol, knocking him cold.

    When the boyfriend awoke, Walker was gone. He drove several blocks to Walker’s home to report the abduction. Walker’s body was found three days later in a culvert near Benbrook Lake. She had been raped and strangled.
    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Col...411934995.html

    Carla Walker was just 17 years old when she was abducted, held captive and eventually murdered. It happened back in 1974 and to this day there have been no arrests...

    Police say she was beaten, raped and strangled, tortured alive for two days after her disappearance. Then there was a puzzling discovery. The medical examiner ruled that the killer injected her with morphine.

    "In 1974, that was not a drug an addict would use. I don't think I ever even heard of morphine," said Stone...

    DNA evidence collected from the crime scene turned up nothing. Stone believes much of it was tainted.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    in TX from ARKANSAS
    Posts
    2,417
    this is very sad , I really wish they would look at Franklin Floyd on this , there's the whole bowling alley connection and he was in the area at the time, I have a friend that's a very close friend of her brother Steve it still haunts him to the very core, I believe he is the only family member left and he is blind , so I know he could really use help on this case!
    Suzanne Marie Sevakis Welcome home.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    820

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by Ozoner View Post
    It sounds like a man named William Ted Wilhoit is the prime suspect in the case.
    http://archive.fwweekly.com/content.asp?article=2563
    Sounds like a good suspect to me.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Posts
    937
    https://www.facebook.com/gonecoldpod...iFN3rs&fref=nf

    There is a Facebook Page and Podcast dedicated to Carla

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12
    http://articles.latimes.com/1987-03-...ime-stoppers/8

    From LA Times, published in 1987.

    http://archive.fwweekly.com/content.asp?article=3219
    http://archive.fwweekly.com/content.asp?article=3220

    from Ft. Worth Weekly, 2002 publication.

    On the matter of Wilhoit, the Ft. Worth PD tested some material from the Walker case and there was no DNA match.
    Last edited by Woof357; 07-20-2017 at 02:41 PM. Reason: more info

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    in TX from ARKANSAS
    Posts
    2,417
    back to looking at Floyd ??? maybe he not one to approach a man as far as I know though. Ft worth was a scary place in the 70's and 80 s!
    Suzanne Marie Sevakis Welcome home.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by sloane7777 View Post
    back to looking at Floyd ??? maybe he not one to approach a man as far as I know though. Ft worth was a scary place in the 70's and 80 s!
    There were several well documented serial rapist/killers operating in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area at the time. The individual whose modus operendi and other circumstantial evidence
    would point to would be Mike DeBardeleben. He lived a short drive from the Western Hills High School area and was familiar with Lake Benbrook.

    There is a discussion of his activities and some other details that can be found in this thread
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-1974-1/page30

    Unfortunately he died in 2011 and was cremated. But possibly DNA samples could be collected from his family members to see if there is a match to evidence found in the Carla Walker case.
    Last edited by Woof357; 07-22-2017 at 03:41 PM. Reason: more info

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12
    Posting link to thread about Mike DeBardeleben.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...e+DeBardeleben

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12
    Recent podcast concerning the Carla Walker case on Buzzsprout.

    https://www.buzzsprout.com/89602


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12
    Most recent episode in this podcast series.

    https://www.buzzsprout.com/89602/544...ation-evidence

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    12



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 552
    Last Post: 11-20-2017, 04:42 PM
  2. TX Julie Moseley (9), Lisa Wilson (14), Mary Rachel Trlica (17) - Fort Worth TX, 1974
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-10-2010, 10:43 PM
  3. Replies: 507
    Last Post: 03-17-2010, 04:37 AM
  4. Dog walker discovers a penny worth thousands
    By Casshew in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-13-2004, 06:08 PM

Tags for this Thread