10-02-2007, 09:20 AM #1
TX - Glenda Furch, 51, Fort Worth, 28 Sept 2007 - *R. Owens guilty*
FORT WORTH -- Police are investigating the disappearance of a 51-year-old Fort Worth woman last seen leaving her job at the General Motors plant in Arlington early Friday morning.
Fort Worth police went to Glenda Furchís Hidden Valley Estates apartment, near the Woodhaven Country Club, about 11:30 a.m. Monday after family members reported they had not seen, nor been able to reach Furch on her cell phone for the past couple days.
"Family on the scene gave us consent to go inside her second-floor apartment," said Lt. Dean Sullivan, police spokesman. "Inside investigators discovered some evidence that raised our concern for her safety and her well-being."
Sullivan declined to elaborate, but added "itís really too soon for us to suspect definitively foul play has occurred."
Also missing, Sullivan said, is Furch's car, a 1998 champagne-colored, four-door Mazda with Texas license plate L69 SJL.
Anyone with information about Furch's whereabouts or that of the car is asked to call their local police department immediately.
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10-04-2007, 03:04 PM #2
Car found burned
The car belonging to a Fort Worth woman reported missing last week was found Thursday morning burned at an abandoned car wash in Dallas, police said.
Dallas police contacted Fort Worth homicide detectives after the carís identification number matched that of Glenda Furchís 1998 Mazda Millenia, police said.
Furch, 51, was last seen early Friday leaving her job at a General Motors plant in Arlington, police have said.
After her daughters reported her missing, police found blood in her east Fort Worth apartment, leading investigators to suspect foul play. Furchís car, as well as several items from her apartment, were missing.
10-13-2007, 01:13 AM #3Former Member
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Schepps Dairy offers $5,000 reward! Wow!
If Ms. Furch is a victim of foul play, the reward money would be paid for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible. Anyone with information can call police at 817-335-4222 or 817-392-4330.
The reward will be offered for six months.
10-18-2007, 10:06 PM #4
October 18, 2007
The family of a missing woman passed out fliers on the streets of Fort Worth Thursday in hopes of finding leads.
Glenda Furch was last seen leaving the General Motors plant in Arlington on Sept. 28. Police said her burned-out car was found in Dallas five days later.
Furch's family members said they don't want the public to forget about finding her.
"Please, somebody has to help us find and bring Ms. Glenda home," said Stephanie Sterling, Furch's relative. "She needs to be home with her family regardless of which way she comes home. We want her home."
The family said they are offering an additional $3,000 reward for information on top of the money already offered by Crimestoppers and Schepp's Dairy.
11-25-2007, 12:34 AM #5
Update: Man arrested; body not yet found
On a wadded-up ball of duct tape inside a trash bag, Fort Worth police say they found a thumbprint that helped them link a man to the killing of a woman whose body has yet to be found.
Rodney Eugene Owens, 40, was accused Tuesday of killing Glenda Furch, a mother of two and grandmother of three who disappeared Sept. 28 after leaving her job at the General Motors plant in Arlington.
Lt. Dean Sullivan, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said that Mr. Owens had been on a crime spree from mid-September to late October when he was captured after a police chase.
much more at link
According to a news release by the Fort Worth Police Department, investigators found indications of extensive cleaning and tampering with an apparent crime scene in the womanís bedroom. That cleaning included a large area of the carpet where bleach had been applied next to the bed. The cleaning supplies and a vacuum sweeper were found to be missing, which lead to a search of a trash bin just outside the apartmentís front door.
Inside the trash bin, investigators found a trash bag that contained several articles that belonged to the missing woman. Among those items gathered, investigators also found a thumb print on a wadded up ball of duct tape inside of one trash bag, which also contained other articles of clothing later identified as belonging to Furch.
The thumb print was later identified as Owens'.
much more at link
04-29-2009, 01:33 PM #6
Posted on Thu, Oct. 09, 2008
Owens gets life in prison for Fort Worth woman's murder
A Tarrant County jury sentenced Rodney Owens to life in prison today in the death of Glenda Gail Furch, a 51-year-old Fort Worth woman whose body has never been found.
Owens, 41, was charged in the death of Furch, who was last seen leaving work at the General Motors plant in Arlington shortly after midnight on Sept. 28, 2007. He faced five to 99 years or life in prison.
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02-15-2014, 01:15 AM #7Registered User
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09-28-2014, 01:22 PM #8Registered User
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Missing 7 years today.
Glenda's case is profiled on the Texas District & County Attorney's Association's website.
The Prosecutor, January-February 2009, Volume 39, No. 1
Missing person vs. murder victim
By Bob Gill and Rainey Webb
Assistant Criminal District Attorneys in Tarrant County
Tarrant County prosecutors tried a defendant for murdering Glenda Gail Furch, whose body was never found. Here’s how they investigated her disappearance, determined that she had been killed, and convicted the man responsible.
Glenda Gail Furch was a creature of habit. A hard-working mother of two, she worked the same shift at the same General Motors plant for nearly 28 years. She was a dependable employee involved in the local labor union who enjoyed talking with her colleagues about work conditions and pay. She lived in the same apartment complex in Fort Worth for over 20 years. She took her grandson to school every day and had lunch with her family after church on Sundays. Even when she couldn’t attend the church where she had been a member for over 50 years, she personally tithed each week. She talked to her 89-year-old father, Johnnie, who had recently been diagnosed and treated for cancer, every day.
These consistent patterns came to an abrupt halt the last weekend of September 2007. On the 27th, Gail returned to work at GM after a short union strike, enthusiastic about some new changes and eager to get back in the swing of things. According to her time card, she clocked out of the plant just after midnight on Friday. At about 12:24 that morning she bought gas at a convenience store close to her house. That purchase would be her last known act.
11-28-2014, 10:28 PM #9
I'm watching medical detectives right now,this segment is about this case. What a brutal man Owens is. Rest in peace Glenda you won't ever be forgotten. He was offered a lighter sentence if he disclosed where she was but he refused, why??? what does he gave to gain by doing that.
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