MO MO - Bonnie Huffman, 20, Delta, 3 July 1954

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by JusticeWillBeServed, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    More than 60 Years Later, Justice Still Elusive in Bonnie Huffman's Murder

    Unsolved cases: Bonnie Huffman

    'Someone got away with murder': Six decades later, identity of Bonnie Huffman's killer remains unknown

    Hope fades for solving 1954 Delta, Mo. murder

    Find a Grave

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    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    The letter writer didn't sign it? Why? Why not contact police at the time? I'm skeptical.
  4. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting, from the article linked above "Hope Fades for Solving..."

    Seems a very unusual coincidence that an out of towner's magazine ended up with the young woman's body when he was in the area visiting for the weekend. And the nephew that was with him was a convicted rapist. The man may have brought the magazine along for something to read during the long drive (St. Louis is about a 2 1/2 hr drive today, probably longer back then) Could have easily fell out of the car when they were dumping her body in the ditch.

    It would also fit in with the report from the person who came across the car and two dangerous men late that night.

    Could be they followed her around and attacked her. What was the color of their car?

    I wonder if, after her friends dropped her off, she went back to see if her boyfriend was at the bar by the bridge? Perhaps she was followed by some unsavory characters as she left.

    Killers from out of town might explain why locals have had a difficult time coming up with tips.

    Checking (pay site), the Sikeston newspaper in June of 1956 reports the county judge called a grand jury hearing to discuss the testimony of a Roy Wilson Estes, age 35 from Delta. It appears he wasn't tried, but the article states he provided information in his interview that needed follow up.

    This article from the StL Post Dispatch written the next day states there were tracks (it was a gravel road) from another car near hers. It appeared her car stopped while moving slowly. The other car had taken off at a high rate of speed.

    Also, her glasses, purse and necklace were missing. Both earrings were found.

    This article from the Sikeston Daily Standard says Roy Wilson Estes gave a "partial confession", but apparently wasn't arrested, per above. Prosecuting attorney was Steven Limbaugh (there are a lot of Limbaughs in that area, Rush is one of them).

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