I saw a show on this - 48 hours, 20/20, one of those types. At any rate, it just really struck me that we have these five elderly souls killed in their own homes, and I've seen very little media and information online. As far as I know, the case has become cold, and it's just so sad. And it must be terrified for the other elder people in that town. Here are the names of the victims: 7-8-96 Mack Fowler, age 78, retired farmer, found stabbed and strangled (in his kitchen) 11-2-97 George Wilbanks, age 75, retired, found stabbed and strangled in his home. 10-13-98 Robert Hannah, age 61, retired hospital cafeteria worker, found hog-tied, gagged and strangled in his home. He was found when his house caught on fire. It was found that after the murder, someone had turned his gas on. 10-21-98 Louise Randall, age 80, retired owner of a small grocery store, found hog-tied, gagged and strangled in her home. Additionally, she had a sock shoved down her throat. The gas was turned on her home as well. Mrs. Randall had been mobility impaired and clearly had a wheelchair ramp outside her home. 11-17-98 Betty Everett, age 67, worked as a beautician at the Trinity Retirement Center, found murdered in her home. Reportedly, she had also been hog-tied and strangled, and the gas was found turned on in her home. -------- There did not appear to be anything missing from any of the five homes. There were no signs of forced entry and it appeared that they had let the killer into their homes. All five lived alone. All five lived within a mile of each other. LE now feels (or did in 2000) that only the Everett and Randall cases are related. (Which I think is weird by the way. At the very least, the Hannah case would seem related to Everett and Randall. Hannah was hog-tied, killed the same way, and his murder was during the same time frame as Everett and Randall. I think all five could be related, but I definitely think the last three are). Here are some links to some media on the case: http://s2.excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=122599&threadid=1788423 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/06/26/48hours/main209570.shtml It was probably not helpful to the continuity of the investigation of this case that the police chief was involved in embezzling funds during the time period: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/06/26/48hours/main209573.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody Some things I have wondered about. Are there any medical ties between these folks? One of them had worked at a hospital cafeteria, one was still working at a nursing home, and one was mobility impaired. Maybe these folks saw the same people in the health industry there, or maybe the killer is somehow involved in health care. Secondly, in what types of industries do people learn/use a hog-tie? That might be something to look at. Third, I believe there is a military base nearby. It strikes me that all of the murders happened within a limited amount of time and then stopped. I wonder if anyone with problems transferred onto that base and then left after the killings, transferred somewhere else. I think that's about it in terms of my thoughts so far on this case. It just really makes me sad (and angry) that these folks have had no justice, and that the elderly people in this town are probably still in fear.