Law and Order Fan

Logan, WV

#1 Nov 30, 2011
My mom was told me about murders of 2 babysitters back in 1960. She said the girls were sisters or cousins and were shot to death by the father of the kids they were babysitting. My mom said the man was released from prison in the 70's then murdered some woman. My mom couldn't remember his name. Does anyone remember these murders or what ever happened to the killer?
krafty-

Ridgeview, WV

#2 Dec 1, 2011
yea..i remember hearing about them and i think it was on buffington and 18th ..i think in that nieghborhood..also she was right about him getting released and killing another woman later..sorry i caan't quite remember the names tho..but i do remember the stories.. i believe the women he killed later was a lady he was dating from marcum terrace..
Lisa

Huntington, WV

#3 Nov 30, 2012
Murderer's name was Warth. Girls were cousins. 12 yr old Linda Qualls and 13 yr old Penny Qualls

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#4 Nov 30, 2012
Wow. Why did this guy murder the babysitters?
related

Ardsley, NY

#5 Nov 30, 2012
My great aunt was married to this man when he killed the girls.
did ya

Saint Albans, WV

#6 Nov 30, 2012
i believe his name was warf and i think i was told he was angry because he and his wife were having difficulty and he was mad that she wasn't home, but basically he was a nut case.
Found this

Chesapeake, OH

#7 Apr 1, 2013
http://newspaperarchive.com/gazette-mail/1960...

enlarge the article and read about the case when it happened.
ren

Youngstown, OH

#8 Apr 2, 2013
Sooooo what address did this happen at on buffington??
Curious

United States

#9 Sep 5, 2013
related wrote:
My great aunt was married to this man when he killed the girls.
Could this person possibly be Henry Warth, who is buried at Barker Ridge? The age matches.
Derper

Huntington, WV

#10 Sep 5, 2013
WOW! That is a fascinating story! Thanks for that link!
So sad

Ashland, KY

#11 Apr 27, 2014
I knew mrs qualls , what a sad story .
Gail

Huntington, WV

#12 Jun 9, 2014
Henry Clay Warth was the father of the children being babysat. He shot both with a .22. The girls were cousins: Linda and Penny Qualls. The Warth son later grew up and kidnapped a young girl in the late 1960s or early 1970's. Terrible story and terrible gene pool.
WoW

Charleston, WV

#13 Jun 27, 2016
Is the house still there?
Llblue

Bladensburg, MD

#14 Jul 1, 2016
WoW wrote:
Is the house still there?
It happened on 18th street and 7th Ave I believe. John Marshall Medical center bought up the houses and had their clinic there for awhile. I'm not sure what's there now. My mom and I looked up the newspaper article last summer when a lady told us the story. She said she was supposed to babysit with the girls but her mother wouldn't let her.
WoW

Charleston, WV

#15 Jul 2, 2016
Llblue wrote:
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It happened on 18th street and 7th Ave I believe. John Marshall Medical center bought up the houses and had their clinic there for awhile. I'm not sure what's there now. My mom and I looked up the newspaper article last summer when a lady told us the story. She said she was supposed to babysit with the girls but her mother wouldn't let her.
WoW. That must have been a burden to think about. But it is crazy what happened.
seequalls

Columbus, OH

#16 Dec 27, 2016
So sad wrote:
I knew mrs qualls , what a sad story .
Which Mrs Qualls did U know ?

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