LA LA - Sharon Hensley, 24, Sulphur, February 1973

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/journeytojustice/2014/05/17/felixvailsharonhensleyskull/9175111/

    Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hensley_sharon.html

    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20525
     
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    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/...elix-vail-louisiana-court-of-appeal/16174405/
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/...ls-court-rules-families-can-testify/18534719/

     
  5. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    The trial was pushed back from August 17th to November 16th and now it will probably be delayed until next year.

    Delay expected in Felix Vail trial

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/journeytojustice/2015/10/08/felix-vail-trial-delay/73615570/

     
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    Sharon's brother will testify at the trial next week.

    http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Brother-Speaks-Out-388710272.html

     
  8. Alleykins

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    I hope justice prevails for all of the women this man harmed.
     
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    I actually came across this link and read it all.. its filled with tons of information..Hopefully Sharon and Annette will one day be identified.. Glad that this creep finally is doing his time and just leaves me wondering if there are any other women out there whose lives he took also?? he reminds me a bit of a cross between Rasmussen and Alcala https://www.clarionledger.com/story...ad-two-other-missing-jerry-mitchell/95895894/

    some photos from the Clarion Ledger article of Sharon

    636185487179588030-Sharon-Hensley[1].jpg 636185484957169292-IMG-2337[1].jpg 636051439403344128-Sharon-Hensley-cropped[1].jpg
     
  11. madamx

    madamx Active Member

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    from the article above I copied some quotes (below) I think this guy needs a time line of places he has lived and if there were women missing from the places he lived at the times he was there..

    Publicity about Vail’s case fueled questions from people across the country. When did he live in California? Texas? Florida? And most often, “Were there other victims?”
    His son, Bill, had quoted his father as saying Mexican men had attacked him in Baja, Mexico, and that he had killed one of them, cut up the body and buried the pieces.
    “Bill said Felix told him about it and showed him the knife he used,” said Bill’s widow, Janet. “Bill referred to it as a fillet knife.”
    She said Bill also told her about how he found a photograph of a naked black woman, face down, inside a box his father kept. “Bill wondered if she was alive or not.”
     
  12. madamx

    madamx Active Member

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    these quotes about Sharon are also from the article above.

    “Do you think the same thing happened to Sharon?” Rose asked.
    I told her that I believed that Vail and Sharon had arrived here in Miami in 1972, certainly no later than early 1973.
    In his conversation with private investigator Gina Frenzel, Vail talked of living in Miami in a commune, “working in this health food store with no transportation, except 10 speeds.” He talked, too, of being with Sharon, but not by name.

    I handed Rose a copy of the letter that Vail wrote his parents on March 20, 1973.
    “I’m not married anymore,” he wrote, “and although she has just been gone two days my thinking is starting to clear from the clouds that were in her mind. I saw them there from the time she got us busted in California, and I thought I could get her clear, but I’ve given up the experiment (with her anyway) so now I can begin training full time.”
    “Clouds in her mind?” Rose asked. “He blamed her for their arrests?”
    “Yes.”
    Frenzel found a valuable clue inside Vail’s copy of “Gandhi on Nonviolence.” On the title page, Vail had scrawled several locations, starting in Miami and ending near Key West.
    She had telephoned me about her discovery. “This has to be the trip Felix took with Sharon — the last trip before he killed her.”
     
  13. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Sharon Hensley

    Last Seen: February 01, 1973

    Missing From: Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish Louisiana / Key West, Florida

    **IMO, Sharon could be anywhere in between, however most likely in Florida**

    1400379812000-Sharon-last.jpg img_36513.jpeg 636185492585871995-Sharon-Hensley-Felix-Vail-1972-copy-.jpg

    img_36512.jpeg 3844DFLA3.jpg


    Physical/Clothing/Medical
    Age: 24 Years Old
    DOB: 12/20/48
    Height: 5’8” – 6’0” (68” – 70”)
    Weight: 120 - 130 lbs.
    Hair: Brown
    Eye: Brown
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Clothing:
    Jewelry:
    Medical/Scars:
    Transportation:
    Finger Print: Fingerprint information is currently not available (05/02/18)
    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is not available (05/02/18)
    DNA Status:Sample Submitted Tests Complete (05/02/18)


    Circumstances:
    Sharon contacted her family February 3rd, 1973, from suspected Serial Killer William Felix Vail’s sisters home. Sharon had phoned her mother and told her they were heading to New Orleans and then to Florida. Felix stated they used alias in New Orleans; Joseph and Helene Martin where Sharon worked as a table dancer. Felix and Sharon left New Orleans for Miami to live in a commune. In March 1974 Sharon’s mother received a letter from Felix. He stated to Sharon’s family he last saw her around a year ago in Key West, FL on a boat with a couple from Australia that were going to sail around the world. It was told by Felix that Sharon destroyed all her identifications to leave her previous life behind and start anew. Felix had given Sharon’s family various names for the couple; John and Vanessa, Frank and Sally.

    Sharon was a native of Bismarck, ND she moved to San Francisco, CA in 1967 where she met and started dating Felix in 1970.

    Felix Vail was the last know person to be with Sharon Hensley, Annette Carver Vail (2nd wife) and Mary Horton Vail (1st wife). In 2016 Felix was tried and convicted of murdering his 1st wife Mary Horton Vail it is the oldest conviction of a suspected serial killer in US history and he is currently serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA.

    Sharon Hensley (Feb 1973) and Annette Carver Vail (Oct 1984) remain missing.


    Clarion Ledger, GONE (A must read)
    https://www.clarionledger.com/story...ad-two-other-missing-jerry-mitchell/95895894/


    Investigating Agency:
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
    5400 E. Broad St, Lake Charles, LA. 70615
    Dt Mark Clark / Randy Curtis
    MP Case # S2013-3860 (Burleigh Co)
    Tele: 337.494.4558 or 337.494.4523
    Web: https://www.cpso.com/

    Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office
    514 East Thayer Avenue
    Bismarck, ND. 58501
    Dt Troy Fleck
    MP Case # S2013-3860 (Burleigh Co)
    Tele: 701.222.6651
    Web: http://www.burleighco.com/departments/sheriff/

    National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
    MP Case # M281405737
    https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ncic


    Information Resources:

    NAMUS
    MP Case # 20525: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20525/0/
    Case Manager: Teresa Wilson - Tele: 225.578.4761
    Case Manager: Stacey Pearson – Tele: 337.262.3320

    Doe Network
    MP Case # 3844DFLA: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3844dfla.html
    Case Manager: Valda Richards – valdarichards@doenetwork.org

    LSU Faces
    LSU Faces Case MP Case # 588: http://identifyla.lsu.edu/profile.php?id=669
    Teresa Wilson – Tele: 225.578.4761
    Maria Allaire – Tele: 225.578.4775
    General E-Mail: faces@lsu.edu
    LSU Faces Laboratory FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lsufaceslab/posts/

    Charley Project: http://charleyproject.org/case/sharon-hensley
    Doe Network Case # 3846DFLA: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3846dfla.html
    Do You Know Felix Vail?: https://www.facebook.com/doyouknowfelixvail/



    News Articles

    12/29/17 – American Press, Vail’s Appeal Rejected
    http://www.americanpress.com/vail-s...cle_1301b0ce-ecb9-11e7-b265-af077fde112e.html

    05/31/17 – Crime Feed, How a Mother’s Decades-Long Quest for Justice Unearthed America’s “Oldest Serial Killer”
    http://crimefeed.com/2017/05/maria-elena/

    09/26/16 – Clarion Ledger, Suspected serial killer Felix Vail gets life
    https://www.clarionledger.com/story...-serial-killer-felix-vail-gets-life/91105208/

    08/30/16 – Clarion Ledger, Memorial held for Sharon Hensley
    https://www.clarionledger.com/story...n-hensley-felix-vail-jerry-mitchell/89586312/
    Video: https://www.clarionledger.com/videos/news/local/felixvailgone/2016/08/30/89616818/

    08/28/16 – Bismarck Tribune, Memorial Service
    http://bismarcktribune.com/news/obi...cle_61472ca5-5afb-5647-9bb7-28eea28d6987.html

    08/12/16 – ABC News, Felix Vail Found Guilty
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/felix-vail-found-guilty-murder-wifes-1962-death/story?id=41305632

    07/29/16 – KFYR, Bismarck man to testify at suspected serial killer trial
    http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Brother-Speaks-Out-388710272.html

    07/28/16 – Clarion Ledger, GONE: ‘Batgirl’ meets Vail undercover, earns his trust
    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/felixvailgone/2016/07/29/gone-chapter-8/87427410/

    06/17/15 – Daily Advertiser, Felix Vail’s ex-wife says she escaped death
    https://www.theadvertiser.com/story...ix-vails-ex-wife-says-escaped-death/28871123/

    05/17/14 – USA Today, Woman’s skull tested for link to slaying suspect
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/17/is-skull-that-of-vails-wife/9236431/

    05/21/13 – My SA, Suspect in 1962 slaying arrested at Canyon Lake
    https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/l...2-slaying-arrested-at-Canyon-Lake-4532729.php


    Justia US Law
    https://law.justia.com/cases/louisiana/third-circuit-court-of-appeal/2017/ka-17-0354.html
    https://law.justia.com/cases/louisiana/third-circuit-court-of-appeal/2014/kw-14-0436.html
     

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