TX TX - June Carpenter Gilkerson, 24, Midland, 8 November 1986

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    Midland woman still missing after 22 years

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    June Carpenter Gilkerson

    Texas DPS Missing Person Bulletin Case Number: M8905011
    Case Type: Involuntary
    Height: 5' 06" Weight: 120 lbs.
    Date of Birth: 7/22/1962 Age Missing: 24
    Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown
    Race: White Sex: Female
    Last Seen in: Midland (Midland County) Last Seen on: 11/8/1986
    State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA

    Miscellaneous Notes: Ms. Gilkerson has a petite build and wears prescription contact lenses. She was known to wear a gold ring with blue stones in the middle and diamonds on each side. It is believed Ms.Gilkerson was taken against her will on the morning of November 8, 1986, foul play is feared.

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    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/m...d='M6/6/201212:59:17PM'&Person=Missing Person


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    Midland County oilfield worker finds human skull at well lease
    From article linked in previous post:
     
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    Would be interesting to know who the owner/past owner of the property where the skull was found. Parker stated he took her body to a caliche pit and covered it, and later went back and got her and burned her remains with some tires on a relative's property. The article mentions that the Det. (now retired) was denied access to the property to search.
     
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    New Charley Project Link:
    [h=1]June Carpenter Gilkerson[/h]
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    Gilkerson, circa 1986; Gilkerson's ring



    • Missing Since 11/08/1986
    • Missing From Midland, Texas
    • Classification Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth 07/22/1962 (55)
    • Age 24 years old
    • Height and Weight 5'6, 120 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description A gold ring with blue stones flanked by diamonds. A photo of the ring is posted with this case summary.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Gilkerson wears prescription contact lenses.


    [h=3]Details of Disappearance[/h] Gilkerson was last seen in Midland, Texas on November 8, 1986. She is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, volunteered at a halfway house and wanted to be a probation officer. Although she was married at the time of her disappearance, she'd been seeing David Alderink for six months.

    Alderink told the police he and the local library's custodian, Kenneth Wayne Parker, plotted to abduct women and sell them into prostitution in Mexico. Alderink offered to give Gilkerson to Parker. He asked Gilkerson to meet him at a bowling alley on West Loop 250 at 9:00 a.m.

    Gilkerson arrived driving her blue 1986 Honda Civic and Alderink drove her in her car to the Farm-to-Market 868 northwest of Midland. He said they stopped on the road and Parker met them there, duct-taped her mouth and eyes, put her in a sleeping bag and drove away with her in the back of his truck.

    Alderink then drove Gilkerson's car to the Wrangler's Club on west Interstate 20 and, an hour after Gilkerson's abduction, caught a flight to Michigan, where he was originally from.

    Parker later told Alderink he'd taken Gilkerson to a caliche pit fourteen miles south of Midland, west of the Rankin Highway, and shot her to death after she fought with him and tried to run. He then burned her body with some old tires on a relative's property. The police later found the alleged murder weapon with two spent shells in the cylinder, but never found Gilkerson.

    Alderink pleaded guilty to his role in Gilkerson's abduction in 1988 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison; he has since been released.

    Parker was convicted of kidnapping and attempted kidnapping and given two consecutive life sentences. He is still in prison and his release date is in 2048, by which time he will be over a hundred years old. He still maintains his innocence. He could be tried for Gilkerson's murder if sufficient evidence surfaces.

    Gilkerson's body has never been located, but foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

    http://charleyproject.org/case/june-carpenter-gilkerson
     

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