CO CO - Rocio Chila Sperry, 15, Colorado Springs, 10 Nov 1987 *R. Browne guilty*

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  1. Rle7

    Rle7 New Member

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    The man who killed a Black Forest girl in 1991 has been tied to at least 19 other homicides in nine states and overseas by statements he made to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, making him one of the more prolific serial killers in the nation.

    Robert Charles Browne, 53, who’s serving life without parole in a state prison in Cañon City for the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Heather Dawn Church, pleaded guilty today in El Paso County District Court to one of those additional killings: Rocio Sperry, the wife of a soldier and mother of a 3-month-old girl, whose strangled body Browne said he put in a Colorado Springs trash bin in 1987. Her body was never found.

    Browne pleaded guilty to the murder in exchange for a concurrent life sentence, and has told authorities he’s killed 48 people.

    http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1319651
     
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  3. cathieq

    cathieq New Member

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    I'm sure this will bring closure for some families...But if it were one of my relatives I'm not sure I'd want to know in this case. I wouldn't know which would be best - to not know what happened to them or to know that they suffered at his hands. I just don't know but my deepest sympathy to all the families. Browne? He should have been dead long ago.
     
  4. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    I would want to know if a missing loved one was murdered by this guy. I just wouldn't want to know the details.

    This guy truly confounds me. I didn't see a photo, but women have said that his guy was smart, charming, etc. Yet, later in the relationship, he became controlling.

    He hates women. He thinks that they are all whores and that they want something from men. Why did he kill a little girl, though??
     
  5. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I don't agree with making deals to save their lives.
     
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    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    GlitchWizard Reprobate

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    One guy I know on Death Row said sometimes you have to admit to crimes you did not commit in order to make deals and that he'd admit to being the mastermind behind 911 to commute his sentence. On lesser charges than murder they also make deals for crimes they didn't commit.

    It's not right, I don't agree to it either - but it "clears the books" of unsolved cases, so it's not a practice that will go away.
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    He said her killed the 13-year-old because she caught him burglarizing a home, but I never know what is true or isn't true with people like this.

    I would want to know if someone I loved and couldn't find had died at his hands.
     
  9. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I know you're right. Sometimes the families have to settle for justice by a higher power. Sometimes we won't know what happened to our loved ones until we join them. These pieces of trash who have abused probably everyone they've ever known in life only to continue to do so locked up just isn't worth bargaining with.
     
  10. Rle7

    Rle7 New Member

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    Lisa Lowe -- 21 years old -- heading to her boyfriend. Met her outside nightclub. Nov. 3 1991 missing. Discovered Nov., 26. had consensual sex. Strangled and umped her in St. Francis River. 5 feet 125 pounds. Manner and cause of death. Church . Sept. 17 1991 missing Sept 16. 1993 body remains found in El Paso. Fingerprint. Accept a plea to first degree murder.



    Rocio Sperry -- 15 year old. 5 fet 4 104 years old Missing Nov. 15, 1987. disposed of body in dumpster. She was heading to the store. Employed as a clerk

    More at link...

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/9587682/detail.html
     
  11. JDB

    JDB Tybee you will never be forgotten

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    This is getting insane.This SOB is my age.
    Now I need some ones help.Early 70's there was a girl reported missing in Hayward CA. I will try and spell her name as best I can.Wondering if someone can find info on the case.
    Michella Gaerecht I think I know Michella is the right first name.
     
  12. cathieq

    cathieq New Member

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    Here's a link:
    http://www.forthelost.org/mgarecht.html

    Michaela Joy Garecht, Hayward CA 1988
     
  13. JDB

    JDB Tybee you will never be forgotten

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    Thank you!!!!Hey my spelling was not to far off. Laffin.I wonder if this SOB was in Northern Calif in 1988. This one happenined in my home town and I know right where the store was.
     
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    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    Colorado man says he commited 48 murders

    By JON SARCHE Associated Press Writer
    © 2006 The Associated Press

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man serving a life sentence in Colorado for murdering a teenage girl has claimed responsibility for as many as 48 slayings across the country dating back more than three decades, authorities said Thursday.

    Robert Charles Browne, 53, told authorities the slayings occurred from 1970 until his arrest in 1995. He was in court Thursday to plead guilty to one of those killings _ the death of another girl in Colorado in 1987.

    Authorities so far have been able to corroborate his detailed claims in seven slayings _ three in Louisiana, two in Texas, one in Arkansas and the two in Colorado, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said.

    He said Browne's claim of 48 murders could be credible.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4077703.html
     
  15. Vet4Bush

    Vet4Bush Former Member

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    I smell a book deal. Maybe he wants to be on TV more. Maybe he's trying to keep Garagos employed.
     
  16. AdoraBlue

    AdoraBlue I've been known to be a little too "woo-woo."

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    and here are some local news links:

    Man Who Confesses to 48 Murders is from Arklatex
    http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=5208221

    Man indicted in Colorado confesses to killings in Red River Parish
    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060728/NEWS03/607280329

    I was living and working in this parish in 1983 when these murders occurred. For what it's worth, there was always talk that LE knew who stabbed Wanda Hudson to death, but the good ole boy network covered it up. Different LE 'regime' back then, though.
     
  17. docwho3

    docwho3 New Member

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    I found an interesting myspace profile listing online. Since at least one of his murders was done with an ice pick and since we know he also used a knife on others this listing caught my eye but I was unable to pull up the complete page.
     

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