TX TX - Patricia Humphreys, 15, murdered, Houston, 26 June 1975

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    This is a Cold Case with Houston Police Homicide. Patricia Kaye Humphreys was a 15-year-old Northbrook High School student when she was presumably abducted at or near a NW Houston drive-in theater. The drive-in was a popular hangout with the local kids and Patricia (15) along with her sister Debra (16), were out with friends to watch a double-feature. At some point in the evening, the 2 sisters became separated. When the cigarette machine at the Drive-In snack bar was not working or out of the cigarettes desired, Patricia stated she was walking to the local 7/11 convenience store. She was never seen alive again.

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    5' 5", Shoulder length Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Glasses

    6/25/75: Last Seen Alive: Thunderbird Twin Drive-In Theatre, 9510 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77041

    11/30/75: Remains Found behind Church in the 5600 block of Hopper Rd., Houston, TX 77016 (roughly 18 miles away from Drive-In)

    Cause of Death: Strangulation (presumed)

    Houston Chronicle Article (2012)

    Find-a-grave link

    Podcast: Crime Behind the Pine Curtain Episode This is how the case came to my attention. Valerie Reddell is a local journalist. She has this podcast and did a special episode on this as she grew up in Houston in the area of this abduction, during the timeframe.

    Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS
     
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    @othram Might be a case of interest.
     
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    The Baytown Sun
    Sunday, December 9th, 1975

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    Bump for Patricia "Kaye."
     
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    Bump for Patricia "Kaye"
     
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    So she was identified. She just never received justice. How very sad.
     
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    Yes. Very sad.
     
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    The Houston Chronicle article says that no one so her in the 7-11. So she might have been kidnapped before arriving there.
    How crowded was the way from the drive-in to the 7-11? And nobody saw a struggle or anything?
     
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    This is only speculation, but I wonder if Kaye encountered someone she knew, and left with that person or happened to meet the person outside of the theatre? Kids are so trusting and vulnerable when they are young. I know I was. So very tragic.
     
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