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    Missing Since: September 29, 1983 from Davenport, Iowa
    Located on October 8, 1983 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. The victim was discovered in a culvert 17 miles north of Amarillo, Texas in Potter County on US 287. Cause of death was homicide. The victim died as a result of asphyxiation by strangulation. Estimated Date of Death: 24 - 30 hours prior to discovery

    Estimated age: 16 - 30 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6" - 5'8"; 100 - 125 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: She had reddish/brown hair and blue eyes. She wore blue-tinted contact lenses. The victim had a small birthmark or blemish on her left forearm and an extra nipple under right breast. Both of her ears were pierced twice.
    Clothing: She was discovered wearing Britannica blue jeans, size 5; a white bra; pink panties with Thursday stitched in red; and white cotton socks. Her shirt and shoes were not found, Holmes said.
    Jewelry: She was wearing three rings on her fingers: a gold diamond friendship ring; a man's gold wedding band with tape on back; and a gold ring with a garnet stone and a diamond chip on the side.

    No known links to serial killers of the time such as the notorious Henry Lee Lucas. Lucas, who stalked American highways for several years, confessed to hundreds of murders but was in jail when Jane Doe was murdered.

    No tie to Benjamin Boyle, the truck driver executed in 1997 for the October 1985 strangulation death of Gail Lenore Smith, 20, and linked to cases in California and Colorado. Smith was found near the Canadian River bridge.

    [ame="http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11167"]http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11167[/ame]

    The rugged, scrubby hills north of Amarillo had earned an infamous reputation by 1983. Between 1974 and the discovery of Jane Doe, the area yielded six murder victims, with each case ending in arrests and convictions.
     


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    Laura Lynn Miller - Age 16, Caucasian, brunette. Third victim found in the "Killing Fields." A Clear Creek High School sophomore. She was missing shortly after the Miller's moved to League City, on September 1, 1984. Their phone wasn't working yet, so she had been talking to her boyfriend on a payphone. At the very same convenience store where Fye was last seen. She insisted that her mother let her finish her call and she was old enough to walk home. She never arrived and the police implied to her father that she was a run away. Tim Miller had found out about Heidi Fye's murder and wanted the police check the same area for his daughter. Miller was victimized twice, by the killer and by the system. The same day as Jane Doe's body, the police while looking for clues stumbled upon Miller's remains on February 2, 1986 she was shot in the head. She was only a mere twenty yards from Jane Doe.
     
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    Rebecca Beard – 30, Missing since March 2, 1986, when she failed to return home from a nightclub in Galveston. Authorities searched the field for days recently after a man pleaded guilty to Rebecca Beard's murder and said he had buried her body there. The search was suspended without finding Beard's remains. Police were led to the rice field in southern Brazoria County by Paul Gayland Taylor after he pleaded guilty to murdering Beard. His admission was part of a plea bargain in which he agreed to take investigators to the site where he said he had dug a shallow grave.

    Taylor, 38, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. He also was sentenced to 25 years for solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire someone to kill a witness who was to testify in the murder case. RESOLVED.
     
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    Eilenne Schatelowitz, 22, whose body was found March 26, 1986 in a League City drainage ditch. Schatelowitz, 22, of Santa Fe, a mother of three who was separated from her husband, was last seen the night of March 25 after leaving a Dickinson convenience store where she worked.

    Larry Wayne Herrington, 21, and Jonathan Bradford Bristow, 20, both of Dickinson, were jailed in April 1986 when they were stopped by police in Shawnee, Okla., for driving a van which belonged to Schatelowitz. The body of the victim was found March 26 in a ditch off FM 1266 near Houston Gulf Airport in east League City. She last had been seen the night of March 25 after leaving a Dickinson convenience store where she worked. The suspects are accused of strangling Schatelowitz, dumping her body in the ditch and taking her van after she agreed to give them a ride.

    Police Detective Rex Fancher said there appears to be no connection between the Schatelowitz case and the deaths of two other young women whose bodies were found in the League City Killing Fields.

    **Similar to other cases** RESOLVED

    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1986_230455/pair-charged-in-woman-s-murder.html
     
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    Elizabeth Pfeifer, 20 - April 12, 1986 disappeared from Katy, TX.
    Race:White
    Sex: Female DOB:12/10/1965
    Age Missing: 20 Height: 5 ft. 2 in.
    Weight: 110 lb.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Last Seen: 4/12/1986
    Area Last Seen: Katy (Harris County).
    Miscellaneous Notes: Ms. Pfeifer has a tattoo on her left shoulder of a red rose with the name "Dave" printed under it. She has shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a white pullover blouse with lavender sleeves and blue jeans.
     
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    Headless Woman - Age ?. April, 1986 police recover a headless body from a garbage bag in a state park in Galveston, the body remains unidentified. STILL UNSOLVED.
     
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    State Highway 124 Bridge over Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, High Island, Texas

    Unidentified White Female - Located skeletal remains on May 31, 1986 in Chambers County, Texas; Estimated Date of Death: 1 - 2 months. 30 - 45 years old; 4'11 - 5'1"; 110 - 115 lbs. May be mixed race. Auburn, collar-length hair (with some grey); gray eyes. Both ears pierced twice. The victim was located beside SH 87, circa 2.3 miles east of Highway 124, near High Island, TX.
     
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    Shelley Kathleen Sikes - Age 19, Caucasian, brunette, brown eyes. The University of Texas student who was home for the summer, was last seen just before midnight May 24, 1986. She left her summer job at Gaido's restaurant for her Texas City home but never made it.

    Her car was found on I-45's northbound feeder road, just north of the Causeway. In the deep mud just north of the Santa Fe overpass, the car was blood spattered and the driver's window smashed. Her body was never recovered, but Bayview resident John Robert King and El Lago resident Gerald Peter Zwarst later were convicted of aggravated kidnapping, the most severe charge prosecutors could pursue without a body, in the case.

    RESOLVED.
     
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    Erica Ann Garcia - Age 14, Hispanic, brunette. June 7, 1987 she disappeared from a teen club in Houston. Found behind nearby vacant building, she had been strangled to death. STILL UNSOLVED.
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1047dftx.html

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...res_ariza.html
     
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    August 21, 2006

    Inthoradet Sengsatheuane, 28 was arrested for 2 counts of aggravated kidnapping, after allegedly kidnapping two women from East Beach, Galveston at gunpoint.

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23700558...e-News-Sept-06

    http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=ee90d9534759ab24

    Four women told police a man approached them on East Beach in Galveston, TX and asked for help in freeing his pickup truck, which had become stuck in the sand nearby. The women reportedly said they were sorry, but they could not help, as none of them thought the small car they had taken to the beach could tow the man’s Chevrolet Avalanche, a large pickup truck.

    The man walked back to his truck. Minutes later, he returned to the women with a gun. The man reportedly ordered the women to help him, and they tried unsuccessfully to push his truck free.

    He took two of the women hostage and drove to a gas station nearby. One of the two women left on the beach called 911 and police arrived shortly.



    I can't find any other information about this case.
     
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    Published: 14 March 2011 12:39 PM
    Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, 58, is being held on aggravated kidnapping and sex assault charges.

    Investigators are reviewing the cold cases of at least two missing women after a third was rescued from what the Parker County sheriff called Jeffrey Allan Maxwell’s “house of horrors” in Corsicana. While known as a creep elsewhere, Maxwell had reinvented himself in Corsicana. He was the vice president of the Kiwanis Club and frequently got his picture in the paper for the charity's good deeds. He was about to become president.

    When he met detectives outside his home, he said he knew nothing about the missing woman. But then the woman ran from the home, screaming "I'm here! I'm here!" Inside, police would find what they later called a house of horrors.

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    The woman had been bound, raped and probably tortured, said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, adding, &#8220;I hope to never see it again.&#8221;

    An affidavit listed a bed with chains, leather restraints and sexual devices among items seized from the home. An investigator connected to the case reported seeing an electric winch used for stringing up animal carcasses.

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    Asked if the woman&#8217;s abduction looked carefully planned, the sheriff said it did.

    Fowler said investigators searched Maxwell&#8217;s house with cadaver dogs looking for old bodies, but found none.

    He said, however, his department is now re-examining a case from 2000, when Amelia Smith, 51, disappeared around the time her house and car near Azle caught fire.

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    Much more at the link
    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crim...omen-who-vanished-including-suspects-wife.ece

    Other sources for this story
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42085159...ct-cold-cases/

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Parke...117982914.html

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/031...g-in-Corsicana

    http://www.athensreview.com/breaking...to-hire-lawyer

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/04/22/68757/

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/jeffr...sault-13139585

    http://weatherforddemocrat.com/x4234...well-arraigned

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/031...-Womans-Family

    http://www.truecrimereport.com/2011/..._kidnapped.php


    I'd just like to point out that this guy was free from the time of his wife's disappearance in the early 1980's up until his arrest in March of 2011. If anyone has information about what kind of work he did, or whether or not he traveled, etc, please post it. I can't find information about his occupation, but see that he resided in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

    We can see that he is a repeat offender of a serious nature, especially having taken the time and effort to construct a concealed torture chamber in his home...
     

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    1970's Time line for Disappearances Showing the Day of the Week

    Joyce Creola Brewer - age 15 - 9/6/1970 Grand Prairie, Texas - Sun

    Colette Anise Wilson - age 13 - 6/17/1971 Alvin, Tx Bus Stop - Mon

    Brenda Jones - age 14 - 7/1/1971 Galveston Island, Tx - Thu

    Rhonda Johnson – age 14 - 8/5/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu

    Sharon Shaw – age 14 - 8/5/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu

    Gloria Ann Gonzalez age 19- 10/28/1971 Houston, Tx - Thu

    Adele "Gypsy" Crabtree age 16 - 11/03/1971 Montgomery Cty - Wed

    Linda Faye Sutherlin - age 20 - 11/07/1971 Brazoria County - Sun

    Allison Craven - age 12 - 11/9/1971 Pearland - Tue

    Debbie Ackerman, age 15- 11/11/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu

    Maria Johnson, age 15- 11/11/1971 Galveston, Tx - Thu

    Mildred Jo Ann Knighten age 15 - 10/20/1972 Pasadena - Fri

    Kimberly Rae Pitchford age 16 - 1/3/1973 Houston - Wed

    Jo Anne Harrison age 25 - 6/29/1973 Houston, TX - Fri

    Georgia Geer, age 14 - 9/6/1974 Dickinson, Tx - Fri

    Brooks Bracewell, age 12 - 9/6/1974 Dickinson, Tx - Fri

    Mary Rachel Trilica age 17 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon

    Lisa Renee Wilson age 14 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon

    Julie Ann Moseley age 9 - 12/23/1974 Fort Worth, Tx - Mon

    Nina Lynn Kluge age 16 - 10/22/1975 Cypress, Tx - Wed

    Suzanne Bowers age 12 - 5/21/1977 Galveston, Tx - Fri

    Angela Desiree Kelly age 12 - 3/28/1979 Pasadena, Tx - Wed

    Lesia Michelle Jackson age 12 - 9/7/1979 Conroe, Tx - Fri

    Sandra Degrasse - age 15 - 12/18/1979 Galveston, Tx - Tue
     
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    http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=e0f8fbf234b2e613
     
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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Some-suspect-serial-killer-in-1971-Galveston-2078025.php
     
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    1980 Disappearances

    NAME----------------------AGE-TOWN/CITY------DATE ABDUCTED--DAY OF THE WEEK

    Barbara Gale Whitten------- 23--Houston----------07/08/80---------Tuesday
    Tamara Ellen McCurry-------22--Galveston--------07/01/82----------Tuesday
    Gloria Ann Stephan -------------Houston----------10/02/82----------Saturday
    Teresa Brignoni-------------28--Conroe-----------02/21/83----------Monday
    Marie Purchase-----------------Houston----------03/17/83----------Thursday
    Laura Jean Donez-----------16--Houston----------04/18/83----------Monday
    Sondra Ramber-------------14--Santa Fe---------10/26/83----------Wednesday
    Heidi Villarreal Fye---------- 23--League City------04/04/84----------Monday
    Anna T. Dimmitt------------38--Fort Worth-------05/11/84----------Friday
    Laura Miller-----------------16--League City------09/01/84----------Saturday
    Brenda Maureen Hackett---- 24--Conroe-----------09/09/84----------Sunday
    Michelle Doherty Thomas----17--Alta Loma--------10/05/85----------Saturday
    Eilenne Schatelowitz--------22--Dickenson--------03/25/86----------Tuesday
    Elizabeth Pfeifer------------ 20--Katy -------------04/12/86----------Saturday
    Shelley Katheleen Sikes----- 19--Texas City--------05/24/86----------Saturday
    Maria Trinidad Velasquez---- 29--Houston----------06/08/86----------Sunday
    Veronica Helen Brewer------ 23--Missouri City------07/01/86----------Tuesday
    Angela F. Phillips------------20--Houston----------09/18/86----------Thursday
    Deanna Lynn Ogg-----------16--Conroe-----------09/27/86----------Saturday
    Rita Mae Hughes------------29--Houston----------12/08/86----------Monday
    Daphne Darlene Browne-----32--Houston-----------01/17/88---------Monday
    Della Marie Hillard-----------32--Houston-----------05/04/88---------Wednesday
    Ginger Anne Sutherland-----20---Fresno------------06/16/88---------Thursday
    Suzanne Rene Richerson---- 22--Galveston----------10/07/88---------Friday
    Darlynn Foster--------------35--La Marque---------09/15/89---------Friday
    Lorraine Migl Light-----------21--Spring-------------11/23/89--------Thursday
    Laurie Lee Tremblay---------15--Houston-----------09/01/86---------Friday
     
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    Monday's Daily Mail has an article which may be of some interest - or at least serve as a primer for those who don't know the case(s):

    The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields... And how one man may
    hold the answer to the 30 young women found murdered there

    much more, with pictures, at the link above
     
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    Published on Oct 6, 2014
    Documentary #Documentary full episode #documentary films # history channel documentary #national geographic documentary #bbc documentary #discovery channel .

    In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders. Director: Ami Canaan Mann.

    In anticipation of the upcoming movie about the Texas Killing Fields, CBS' 48 Hours wanted the real story from the people who lived it. Tim Miller was interv.

    Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of famed Michael Mann, directs her second feature 'Texas Killing FIelds'
     
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    DO YOU KNOW THEM? League City cold case victims unveiled

    [...]

    For almost 30 years, they have been known as Jane and Janet Doe. One set of remains was found on Feb 2, 1986, and the other on Sept. 8, 1991. Both were discovered on Calder Road near I-45 in League City. The new renderings are based on Snapshot DNA Phenotyping and are giving detectives insight into a victim's features as well as genealogy.

    "Boy, that's the best thing we've had yet," Tim Miller told ABC13 Eyewitness News. "I think what's developed now is something very, very positive. Technology has come a long way. I can't wait until phone calls start coming in."

    [...]

    The 1986 victim likely has ties to Tennessee. She was about 22-30 years old, 5'5" to 5'8" in height, and she may have died six weeks to six months before the remains were found. She also may have had fair to very fair skin, blue or green eyes, blond/brown hair, and no or few freckles.

    The 1991 victim has ties to Louisiana. Analysis shows she was 24-34 years old, 5' to 5'3" in height, and weighed 100-130 pounds. Police believe she died six weeks before being found. She also appeared to have injuries to her upper spine that may have led to her death.

    [...]

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