25 years later, father still waits fo...

25 years later, father still waits for justice over daughters killing

There are 36 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Feb 26, 2011, titled 25 years later, father still waits for justice over daughters killing. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

Fourteen-year-old Theresa Ann Woods was last seen alive when she left school in Oak Hill to walk to her mother's work.

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rte

Rocky Mount, NC

#1 Feb 26, 2011
So sad :-(
sick of it

Kenna, WV

#2 Feb 27, 2011
rte wrote:
So sad :-(
maybe the cops can get her on cold case file. I did not know her but what a shame to have your child murdered and no one brought to justice there was also a child murdered and found out gatewood road was anyone ever charged in that one
A shame

Beckley, WV

#3 Feb 27, 2011
I guess I watch too much TV and need to realize that in the real world here in Oak Hill there are no investigations, forensic science and so on that actually can give a person much needed JUSTICE!

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#4 Feb 28, 2011
This little girl went to school with my younger brother.
Her disappearance was a shock.
What held up this investigation?
Phyllis

Barboursville, WV

#5 Feb 28, 2011
Not long before this happened, Lori Hufstedler, Theresa, Vernell Holcomb and I went on a week vacation to Ohio. She was such a beautiful girl and very quiet. Whoever you are that did this, I hope you never have a peaceful life. I hope this haunts you FOREVER! YOU will be caught some day. The truth always comes out and when you are caught, I will be there. I can't wait to see your face. I wont to know the lowlife monster that took her from her family and friends that love and miss her. You may think this is in your past. NO WAY, it's in your near future. They will get you. Sooner or later, YOU will be caught. You are a waste! I wish I could get my hands on you. I seen that family cry, I seen the fear, the worry. And you know later when she was found I seen their pain. Her grandmother was like a grandmother to me. I watched this woman, suffer. Her mother and father suffered. NOW ITS TIME YOU SUFFER. YOU DEFINE why the death penalty is in place. I pray everyday you are brought to justice. I can't wait for that day. Did you see the posters? Thousands of posters we posted? Did you care? Do you now? YOU ARE A MONSTER! That someday is near. I pray you suffer daily for what you did to Theresa. My prayers and love still go out to this family.
My Sympathy

Oak Hill, WV

#6 Mar 13, 2011
Phyllis, I am sorry for the loss of ur friend, i hope they catch the person who did this. I can only imagine loosing one of my own at this tender age. Tragic! I can assure you, when (s)he is caught I have faith they will be, and is in prison, this person will pay dearly.... daily.... that is all anyone can hope for for now.... I do hope ur friend did not suffer.... i will not read the article in fear of disturbing details..... Phyllis, Pray, God will help bring this person to justice... and i sincerely hope there are not other victims out there from this person!!
i remember

Charleston, WV

#7 Apr 23, 2011
Phyllis wrote:
Not long before this happened, Lori Hufstedler, Theresa, Vernell Holcomb and I went on a week vacation to Ohio. She was such a beautiful girl and very quiet. Whoever you are that did this, I hope you never have a peaceful life. I hope this haunts you FOREVER! YOU will be caught some day. The truth always comes out and when you are caught, I will be there. I can't wait to see your face. I wont to know the lowlife monster that took her from her family and friends that love and miss her. You may think this is in your past. NO WAY, it's in your near future. They will get you. Sooner or later, YOU will be caught. You are a waste! I wish I could get my hands on you. I seen that family cry, I seen the fear, the worry. And you know later when she was found I seen their pain. Her grandmother was like a grandmother to me. I watched this woman, suffer. Her mother and father suffered. NOW ITS TIME YOU SUFFER. YOU DEFINE why the death penalty is in place. I pray everyday you are brought to justice. I can't wait for that day. Did you see the posters? Thousands of posters we posted? Did you care? Do you now? YOU ARE A MONSTER! That someday is near. I pray you suffer daily for what you did to Theresa. My prayers and love still go out to this family.
And I remember her as well Phyllis ...this is a haunting reminder that this person is STILL out there! I pray whover is responsible for her death is caught and is made to pay for all the pain they have caused!
ColdCase1

Danese, WV

#8 Mar 26, 2012
This article is a year old now. Has there been anymore information? Why is Theresa's case not listed on the WVSP Cold Case website? Does anyone here remember anything about her case? Someone out there has to have heard or seen something back in 1986 and the years after. She should not have to wait another 26 years for Justice.
Jgirl

New York, NY

#9 Mar 26, 2012
I've heard from close friends back after high school that her cousin did it. I can't remember if he was questioned or investigated but he allegedly admitted to a couple of people that he did it. I dont know why they didn't report this, if they thought he was full of shit or if they were scared. He was a weird character. I can't remember his name. He stayed in trouble and in the late 90's got in trouble for breaking into Chads and stealing cigarettes. Does anyone know who I'm talking about? I'll try to ask around and find out his name. Authorities really need to take a good hard look at him. He was a scary dude!
hmmmm

Mount Hope, WV

#10 Mar 26, 2012
i heard something and was wondering if its true, was kevin smith and a guy names lincon canturburry questioned in this investigation?
Phyllis

Lansing, WV

#11 Mar 27, 2012
If any of you have information, you should contact the police. Putting it on topix or simply asking questions on here does no good. This family deserves justice. I was very close to some of the people in her life. I'm not sure why there has never been an arrest. I don't feel its because they don't have a suspect, I think its more they don't have enough proof. I myself have questions that I've never seen answers to. This beautiful girl deserves justice. She deserves to rest in peace. The day will come the monster will be caught and convicted. GOD will have the final say, YOU WILL NOT GET BY WITH THIS. YOU WILL SUFFER worse then you did to her. RIP Theresa Ann Woods
Phyllis

Lansing, WV

#12 Mar 27, 2012
i remember wrote:
<quoted text> And I remember her as well Phyllis ...this is a haunting reminder that this person is STILL out there! I pray whover is responsible for her death is caught and is made to pay for all the pain they have caused!
Yes this person is still out there. If they done it once, they have or can do it again. Theresa was a very quiet/shy girl. She would NEVER get in a car with a stranger. Where she was taken I feel if she were grabbed someone would have seen or heard something. I then and still feel it was someone she knew, which means its someone we know. SOMEONE that is still out there, someone that is still her among those that loves and misses her. HIS day is near. I hope you see this, I hope your days and nights are filled with visions of her beautiful face. I know your day is near, I can feel it. CAN YOU? Justice is coming, hopefully its the next knock on your door.
Phyllis

Lansing, WV

#13 Mar 27, 2012
A final thought today on the comments. PLEASE if you have information contact the police. Facts or rumors could be the break this case needs. You could be holding the final answer to justice for Theresa and her family. Someone out there knows something. I have never expected the killer to come forward. I do think someone close to him knows. PLEASE I'm begging you to contact the investigating officers in this case. This could have been anyones child. I have children of my own now. Seven of them to be exact. Help protect others from this monster. If you have information and you don't come forward, you are guilty of everything this monster does now. You could have stopped him. You will never rest easy to carry such a heavy load. If this monster kills again, you will be just as accountable to us for having done nothing to stop him. Justice is swift for child killers when they are caught, can you help bring in to justice? PLEASE come forward.
Jgirl

New York, NY

#14 Mar 27, 2012
I'm asking you,,, did the family ever suspect a certain cousin or family member. Someone with violent or criminal tendencies? I've heard that she had a cousin who bragged about doing this!
Phyllis wrote:
A final thought today on the comments. PLEASE if you have information contact the police. Facts or rumors could be the break this case needs. You could be holding the final answer to justice for Theresa and her family. Someone out there knows something. I have never expected the killer to come forward. I do think someone close to him knows. PLEASE I'm begging you to contact the investigating officers in this case. This could have been anyones child. I have children of my own now. Seven of them to be exact. Help protect others from this monster. If you have information and you don't come forward, you are guilty of everything this monster does now. You could have stopped him. You will never rest easy to carry such a heavy load. If this monster kills again, you will be just as accountable to us for having done nothing to stop him. Justice is swift for child killers when they are caught, can you help bring in to justice? PLEASE come forward.
Phyllis

Lansing, WV

#15 Mar 27, 2012
Ive never heard such a thing, this is why I'm saying may its something you should consider asking the police about. It could be an important piece of information that could lead to a conclusion. I don't know what cousin you could be talking about, maybe that would help if you knew the name.
Phyllis

Lansing, WV

#16 Mar 27, 2012
Breaking into chad's? Im trying to figure out who it could be. Chad who? How old would this person be today?
Jgirl

New York, NY

#17 Mar 27, 2012
Chads or shads, the restaurant at laurel creek. Was in 1997/1998. He was arrested for a string of bar robberies, was breaking in and stealing cigarettes put of the machines. I will ask around what his name was. I believe he lived in those old apartments off gatewood rd across from the newer complex. It's probably been about 15 years since I heard this. I'll post in a bit and I will call the hotline as well.
hello

Mount Hope, WV

#18 Mar 27, 2012
was there a kevin smith or lincon canturburry questioned in the death??? i heard that they was, is it true???
powellton girl

Belle, WV

#19 Mar 31, 2012
i was related to her and so if anyone has any information please let me know.
Jgirl2

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2012
Jgirl wrote:
Chads or shads, the restaurant at laurel creek. Was in 1997/1998. He was arrested for a string of bar robberies, was breaking in and stealing cigarettes put of the machines. I will ask around what his name was. I believe he lived in those old apartments off gatewood rd across from the newer complex. It's probably been about 15 years since I heard this. I'll post in a bit and I will call the hotline as well.
. Allen

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