Wiley Murders in Thermopolis, wy

Wiley Murders in Thermopolis, wy

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forgetful

United States

#1 Jun 11, 2009
I wanted to find some info on these murders...they happened in the late 80's and it was the young boy who killed his mom and siblings. I dont know if i am spelling the name correctly or not.

Anyone Remember?
Shelly Wiley

Riverton, WY

#2 Jul 6, 2009
Late 80's there was the murder of Shelly Wiley in Laramie Wy
forgetful

United States

#3 Jul 6, 2009
Nope, that wasnt it...these happened outside of Thermopolis. He had been on a school trip, the bus dropped him off at his house and he proceded to kill his family. If i remember right his mom was Becky.

He also escaped from the Wyo state pen a few years later.
family friends

Grand Junction, CO

#4 Aug 23, 2009
yes the young boy killed his two brothers and mother on brother escaped and he chased him down dragged him back in house and killed him then set house on fire the dad was hunting on the river at the time
forgetful

United States

#5 Aug 23, 2009
family friends wrote:
yes the young boy killed his two brothers and mother on brother escaped and he chased him down dragged him back in house and killed him then set house on fire the dad was hunting on the river at the time
Yes, that is the one....do you happen to remember the name of the family members and about the time that it happened?
farmer

Evansville, WY

#6 Aug 29, 2009
forgetful wrote:
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Yes, that is the one....do you happen to remember the name of the family members and about the time that it happened?

The murders occurred in Nov. 1990 by the hand of James "Jamie" Michael Wiley. Slain were:
Becky Wiley, 34, Jesse Lee Wiley, 13, and Jamie's stepbrother Willy Lee Brady and half brother Tyrone Wiley, 5.

here's an AP story:
http://latimes.perfectmarket.com/1991-05-26/n...

I just happened across your question and googled the info ... what sparked your curiosity?
I remember

Grand Junction, CO

#7 Sep 4, 2009
forgetful wrote:
I wanted to find some info on these murders...they happened in the late 80's and it was the young boy who killed his mom and siblings. I dont know if i am spelling the name correctly or not.
Anyone Remember?
It as actually about 1990. Becky Wiley and her 3 sons were murdered by the oldest son.
I remember

Grand Junction, CO

#8 Sep 4, 2009
Becky was a nursing student at CWC and we were out for Thanksgiving break when this occurred.
forgetful

United States

#9 Sep 4, 2009
Thanks to everyone for the info. Not sure what sparked my interest. Maybe cause all we can remember him by is "that Wiley boy" and I guess I want to be able to remember his victims and not him!

It happened when I was at an age that I didnt pay a lot of attention to all of the news details.
farmer

Evansville, WY

#10 Sep 16, 2009
BTW, I heard recently that someone may be writing a book on the event ... I think the author-to-be resides in Cody and has apparently interviewed James in jail.
Lank

New York, NY

#11 Oct 17, 2009
forgetful wrote:
I wanted to find some info on these murders...they happened in the late 80's and it was the young boy who killed his mom and siblings. I dont know if i am spelling the name correctly or not.
Anyone Remember?
Wiley was recently featured in an episode of "lockdown" on nat geo channel. The episode is titled "newbies" and is set in Wyoming state pen...
Carl

New Windsor, NY

#12 Oct 25, 2009
At the time, I was about ten years old and I was friends with Willy (the ten year old) who was killed. I would sometimes go over to their house and would play Megaman on his Nintendo with him. It really was a shocking event for such a small town, even to this day. My sister (who knew Jamie Wiley) actually still believes he is innocent. I have no information one way or the other. At any rate, I thought some first hand information from someone a little closer to the actual events might be interesting.
Carrie

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Oct 29, 2009
Becky was my cousin, It was a very tragic event. But Jamie had been in trouble before, he constantly ran away and gave his father and Becky fits. Honestly, I feel that the father was involved. It seems way to convenient to be hunting with friends in a canoe, look up the river and say "Oh, my it looks like my house is on fire". The funeral was wierd as well, the pastor could only talk about Jamie having knives and stuff...not at all what you wanted to hear at a funeral. I didn't want to hear about Jamie in any way at all.
Carl

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Oct 29, 2009
Carrie, I am trying to put together a proper online memorial for the victims. I have been trying to locate family members/close friends. Please contact me using "findagrave".
Carl

New Windsor, NY

#18 Oct 30, 2009
Carrie, simply go to findagrave dot com and search for "Willy Lee Brady", and you will find the memorial page. On that page just click on "Carl" at the bottom of the page where it says "Sponsored by", and it should give you a means to contact me. The search link is on the right where it says "Search 37 million records"
Carl

New Windsor, NY

#20 Nov 2, 2009
Carrie wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry Carl, the link never came up, can you resend?
Carrier, were you able to find the page?
Carl

New Windsor, NY

#21 Nov 2, 2009
*Carrie*, sorry, typo.
laramie local-

Dallas, TX

#22 Dec 30, 2009
forgetful wrote:
I wanted to find some info on these murders...they happened in the late 80's and it was the young boy who killed his mom and siblings. I dont know if i am spelling the name correctly or not.
Anyone Remember?
I remember the incident. I was only 10 years old but an older neighborhood kid claimed to have ran into the murderer right after it happened. He wasn't very credible but he did tell me this before the news had gotten a hold of it. What these posts all say are way off.
laramie local-

Dallas, TX

#23 Dec 30, 2009
It wasn't family who killed her. I grew up in Laramie and was about 10 when the murder took place. A lot of differant rumers went around about it with most saying that there was more than one killer and one had escaped justice. It was very bloody, they had cut off her arms and lit the place on fire.
laramie local-

Dallas, TX

#24 Dec 30, 2009
Shelly Whiley was her name

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