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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    TX - Houston, WhtMale Torso, UP4543, 13-15, 'Jericho Surf Shop' TShirt, Sep'71

    Please read, interesting article.

    Cops seek leads
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-31-2013 at 06:38 PM. Reason: to add

  2. #2
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    Jan 2008
    Wenonah, NJ
    They think the man that died in jail was innocent? It does happen, people make mistakes...but it still has to be hard for his family to swallow - as well as for the family of the boy that was murdered - now they don't know...that's such a shame...makes you wonder just how much injustice there is out there.

  3. #3
    How horrible that innocent man died in prison! The perp was allowed to live a free life and probably laughs about it every day that someone else served his time.

    Wow! What a list! I am glad you brought this to our attention. I am sure we probably have a lot of those listed here...but not sure we connected the I-45 corridor to them. Very interesting!

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  4. #4
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    Mar 2009
    Saving a quote for posterity now that it still works:

    In early 1972, police found the girls’ skulls in Turner Bayou, a month apart. However, months earlier, in the same area, a torso had turned up. Police ascribed the remains as belonging to Phillip Manning, a 13-year-old boy from Pasadena who had gone missing weeks earlier.

    A few months ago, police learned that Manning, now 49, was alive and well. At 13, he had left home with a trucker, who had offered to make him an apprentice, of sorts. However, months later, Manning abandoned the truck driver, who was abusive.

    At 14, Manning joined the U.S. Army, even though he was four years below the age requirement. When his true age was discovered more than a year later, he was discharged and sent home, although he ended up in Louisiana. After a lifetime of moves and brushes with the law, Manning now lives in Austin.

    Galveston police detective Fred Paige said that Manning’s life prompts the question, “Whose bones were those?”

  5. #5
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    Jul 2010
    A new article on this case. It looks like police will be exhuming this body and testing DNA to see if it could be Rhonda Renee Johnson...


    A snippet of the article relating to Rhonda
    Johnson's skull was found in Clear Lake in early 1972, not far from where Shaw's remains were recovered with bits of cloth and a surfer's cross.

    But Johnson's body never was found — or so it seemed.

    Today, forensic investigators are trying to determine whether the headless corpse of a 13- to- 15-year-old recovered 40 years ago a half-mile from Johnson's skull in the same bayou might be hers. Working on a theory by Galveston police officer Alfred Paige, investigators suspect the body may have been mislabeled, as a male, and subsequently remained unidentified.

    DNA samples from Johnson's younger brother and the eventual exhumation of the unidentified body could resolve part of the mystery.....
    This is the Doe Network link that was originally filed as an unidentified male http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase1443.html
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 05-07-2016 at 01:24 PM. Reason: fixed link

  6. #6
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    May 2006
    Here's a scan of the original Houston Chronicle article, with a picture of the girls and a map of where the bodies were found...


  7. #7
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    Nov 2015
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4543 Heres the NamUs link. No rule outs. The body hair was described as "light brown to blonde", also, this is still listed as an unidentified white male (age 13-15), so I'm not sure where you're getting the female thing from.

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