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    TX - Unidentified victims of Dean Corll, 1970-1973

    I read recently that the Harris county coroner still has at least three unidentified skeletons from the 'Houston Mass Murder' case of Houston serial killer Dean Corll.
    This case has always facinated me .
    I checked both the Doe network and the Charley Project and there doesnt seem to be any likely candidates listed.
    How could three teen age boys disappear and no one report them missing after all these years?
    Someone's sons have been in a body bag at the medical examiners office for over thirty years.Amazing.
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    do you have any links to the unidentified victims in this case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kline View Post
    I read recently that the Harris county coroner still has at least three unidentified skeletons from the 'Houston Mass Murder' case of Houston serial killer Dean Corll.
    This case has always facinated me .
    I checked both the Doe network and the Charley Project and there doesnt seem to be any likely candidates listed.
    How could three teen age boys disappear and no one report them missing after all these years?
    Someone's sons have been in a body bag at the medical examiners office for over thirty years.Amazing.
    There is a very high rate of teenage runaways that congregate in the Montrose/Heights area today. I dont know if it was the same situation in the 70s but I assume that it was. This could be why there are problems identifying these boys. They could be runaways from foster families or from abusive situations that never bothered to report them missing.

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    Yeah,I guess thats definately a possibility.
    From what Ive read the situation in the Heights was very simular in the early '70's .
    It just seemed to me that as high profile as that case was in 1973 that anyone who had a missing child with any connection to Houston would have been on it immediatly.
    From what I understand the coroner's office had made a gesture to Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. that if he could shed some light there would be no charges pending.
    Apparently he's too busy (In true borderline sociopath fashion) playing the sensitive 'artiste' these days to feel any obligation to aid in the sordid business of indentifying a child he helped torture to death 30 years ago.
    Not when he has more important things to do like paint another amaturish Seascape.
    He declined through his attourney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marysawol View Post
    do you have any links to the unidentified victims in this case?
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1008umtx.html

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1010umtx.html

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1009umtx.html

    and is this a possible match for 1009umtx

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/p/prater_norman.html

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    What about these young men? They aren't from Texas, but do resemble the reconstructions. Do we know if these monsters strayed outside of Texas?

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3dmil.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/576dmca.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/894dmca.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugie View Post
    What about these young men? They aren't from Texas, but do resemble the reconstructions. Do we know if these monsters strayed outside of Texas?

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3dmil.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/576dmca.html
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/894dmca.html
    With what little I have read, it seemed like most victims were friends of Wayne Henley and David Brooks BUT that doesn't mean anything.

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    Just breaks my heart that these three are yet to be identified. If they were from Texas, looks like someone would have identified them by now. I guess it is possible that they were kids of the street, with no one to care about them.....how terribly sad.

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    I think Prater is a likely candidate too,I know Dallas is a long ways from Houston but I also know that on a couple of occasions Corll had managed to postmark letters from Austin that he had forced a couple of victims to write to thier parents to try and make it appear they had got jobs out of state and simply left town in order to lay cover for himself.
    So I think he's a distinct possibity.
    Somebody else brought up Dermot Kelly on another thread I have real strong gut feeling about him.
    I have to wonder if after he left his parents house (It doesnt say under what circumstances..a fight?)he possibly didnt eventually end up in Houston and perhaps he may have been a victim that Brooks and Corll picked up hitchhiking? Brooks mentioned such an incident in his statement to police.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kline View Post
    I think Prater is a likely candidate too,I know Dallas is a long ways from Houston but I also know that on a couple of occasions Corll had managed to postmark letters from Austin that he had forced a couple of victims to write to thier parents to try and make it appear they had got jobs out of state and simply left town in order to lay cover for himself.
    So I think he's a distinct possibity.
    Somebody else brought up Dermot Kelly on another thread I have real strong gut feeling about him.
    I have to wonder if after he left his parents house (It doesnt say under what circumstances..a fight?)he possibly didnt eventually end up in Houston and perhaps he may have been a victim that Brooks and Corll picked up hitchhiking? Brooks mentioned such an incident in his statement to police.
    Kelly and Prater look spot on...amazing. Did anyone contact authorities? I have a missing cousin since 1978, and I can't believe what it might be like to put it to rest, how ever it ends up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Kelly and Prater look spot on...amazing. Did anyone contact authorities? I have a missing cousin since 1978, and I can't believe what it might be like to put it to rest, how ever it ends up.
    I have sent an email to Doenetwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loganone View Post
    I have sent an email to Doenetwork.
    You are wonderful.

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    Awesome.Sugie is working contacting Harris county as well.
    Even if nothing comes of this at least somebody is trying to do something for these kids.I think it counts alot.

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    i have a great book on this case and it states that in all 27 bodies were recovered before the police gave up the search,but not all could be identified.A total of 42 young males had gone missing from the houston area since 1970.

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