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Potentially related case?
TX - TX - Stephanie Buehler, 18, Houston, 8 Sept 1990
TX - TX - Cheryl Henry, 22, & Andy Atkinson, 21, Houston, 21 Aug 1990
Composite Sketch In 1990 Murder Case Released
May 19, 2008 - Houston police homicide investigators have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the murders of a man and a woman found in a wooded area near Enclave Parkway in August 1990.
The suspect is described only as a white male in his mid 30s, 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair, a possible mustache and was wearing a dark shirt and pants similar to a work uniform.
The victims, Cheryl Lynn Henry, 22 and Garland Andrew (Andy) Atkinson, 21, were found in a wooded area near Enclave Parkway. Both suffered stab wounds to the throat and died at the scene. Autopsy results confirmed Ms. Henry had been sexually assaulted.
On the night of August 22, 1990, Ms. Henry and her sister met Mr. Atkinson at Bayou Mama's nightclub on Westheimer at South Gessner. Neither Henry nor Atkinson was seen the next day, so a missing person’s report was filed with the HPD. Later that day, the two were found by a security guard conducting random patrols. Atkinson was found tied to and sitting next to a tree, about 100 yards away from Ms. Henry.
Utilizing the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), investigators were able to match DNA at the Enclave Parkway scene with DNA from a sexual assault at 7826 Terra Cotta on June 20, 1990, investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect's actions in the Terra Cotta attack and what is known from Enclave Parkway are similar and considered crucial to the ultimate identification of the suspect. In the Terra Cotta incident, the victim was robbed and sexually assaulted, but in Enclave Parkway neither victim was robbed.
Anyone with information on either attack or related incidents is urged to contact Officer Michael Miller of the HPD Homicide Division Cold Case Squad at 713-308-3600.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.
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May 19, 2008
Holding out hope
Mark Passwaters | August 24, 2005
“The missing persons report for Cheryl Henry was called in to Houston police at 5 p.m. on the afternoon of Aug. 22. Several hours later, her nude body was found under a layer of debris in an undeveloped area off the 1300 block of Enclave Parkway, near where the Sysco Corp.'s building now stands.
Henry's arms were bound behind her and her throat had been slit. Investigators later determined she had been sexually assaulted. Atkinson's body was found the next morning approximately 100 yards away. Though fully clothed, his throat had also been slit.”
“Evidence from the case has also been sent to a company called DNA Print Genome, which can determine the geneaology of a person. According to the analysis done by the company, Henry's attacker was determined to be "100 percent European", meaning she was raped by a Caucasian.”
If you can solve one of these terrifying Texas mysteries, you'll get $3,000
Brett Barrouquere and Dana Burke | February 16, 2017
“The new $3,000 reward program will be offered to anyone producing a tip that leads to an arrest in a cold homicide case.
The program is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division and administered by Department of Public Safety and is aimed at generating leads in unresolved murders.
It's the second move Texas has made aimed at solving cold cases in the last two years.
The Department of Public Safety started a public awareness campaign in 2015 featuring one unsolved case every month to try and draw in new leads.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters, who may remain anonymous, must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).“
“Cheryl Henry, 22, and her boyfriend Andy Atkinson, 21, were found murdered in a wooded area in Harris County, west of Houston, on Aug. 23, 1990. They were both tied up and their throats had been slashed.”
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Missing Pieces: Police using new technology to help solve 'Lovers Lane murders'
Author: Shern-Min Chow
November 17, 2017
“Something else that stood out about the rapist: The victim told Shorten, “He had a very forceful, military-type stance about himself.” That suggested a law enforcement or military background.”
“Today, Enclave Parkway is a well-developed business corridor. Mid rises and a parking garage stand where Cheryl and Andy were found. It's hard to recognize.
1990 aerial photos show large undeveloped tracts of land. The bodies were left along the southern tree line.”
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Houston Police Department - Detective Shorten (Cold Case Unit) - 713-308-3600
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The Houston Stalker: A Silent and Careful Serial
Jan. 27, 2019
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Unsolved mysteries tied to Houston
“Searching for Atkinson and Henry's killer became a "legendary case" for the Houston Police Department. Detectives found some DNA that they believed would lead to the killer. But so far, no arrests have been made to the case.”
And he is left-handed. Only 10% of the population are left-handed. Three unusual things.
LE believed the Golden State killer had served in the military or law enforcement because of the intricate knots he used to bind his victims. He did both.
“The offender was also described by the witness as having olive skin which combined with a suntan may have made him appear more Mediterranean in his appearance than he actually was:
When Miller tracked the woman down in Galveston County, she still remembered her attacker's features through the fishnet stocking. On Friday, she described him for Lois Gibson, HPD's forensic artist.
She said he was a white man in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, a possible mustache and olive skin.
DNA may help break notorious 'Lover's Lane' murders”
(Post courtesy of @jaejae from the discussion thread)