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Fort Huachuca, AZ
#168 Jun 27, 2007
Kandy I'll have my contacts check this out.
Allison Craven murdered by Shuffin.
Collette Wilson & Gloria Gonzales murdered by Harry Lantham.
Debbie Ackerman & Maria Johnson and the possibility of 4 other girls may have been murded by this mentally ill man.
That covers most of the homicides in the seventies let move on to the eighties.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#169 Jun 27, 2007
My contact has confirmed Harry Lantham for the murders of Gonzales and Wilson.
Lantham was shot to death trying to escape.
my contact is currently checking on the article about the mentally ill man ref: the murders of Debbie Ackerman & Maria Johnson.
This will take some time.
One thing I found interesting was that no panties were found or a murder a weapon.
But if the details are accurate that's all I need to know.
#170 Jun 27, 2007
Below is a list of possible suspects in the I-45 Corridor Killings.
Unknown Male-In March of 1986 a man who has never been identified attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint as she was walking home from a shopping center in Seabrook. The girl jumped from the man's truck in nearby La Porte as a police officer was driving past. The officer's priority was to attend to the girl and the abductor escaped. He is described as being age 35 to 45, 6' to 6'2", with graying black hair and beard. The truck was a green Ford Ranger.
Anthony Shore-Convicted in October of 2004 in the murders of four young women and girls in Houston, three of which had been previously considered I-45 victims. Shore was sentenced to die for killing Laurie Tremblay, 16, Maria Del Carmen Estrada, 21, Diane Rebollar, 9, and Dana Sanchez, 16. The four killings spanned from 1986 through 1995.
Shore is reportedly a suspect in other I-45 slayings but apparently has not been linked to any of the other cases. Many things point to him as a good suspect, however. He once reportedly lived in League City, the city nearest the infamous 'Killing Fields' where four victims have been discovered. Also, his past jobs as a telephone service man and a tow truck driver took him far and wide in the Houston area, giving him ample freedom and opportunity to stalk or kill. Shore also abducted Robollar and Sanchez at or near convenience stores, an oddly common abduction method in the I-45 series.
Jonathan David Drew-Convicted of killing Houston waitress Tina Flood, 23, in December of 1988. Drew was pulled over by a police officer who found Flood beaten and barely alive in Drew's front passenger seat. She died soon afterwards. Drew is suspected of several sexual assaults and a private investigator has speculated Drew could be responsible for the slaying of Jessica Lee Cain. A search of Drew's former home in League City, where his parents still lived produced a vial containing several human teeth.
#171 Jun 27, 2007
Mark Stallings-Became a suspect after confessing in 2001 to the 'Killing Fields' murders outside of League City but not much has been heard from him since. This confession can only be thought of as highly suspect since he would have been only 15 or 16 when the first Killing Fields victims disappeared. Assuming the four victims found dead there were all killed by the same man this would effectively rule Stallings out.
However, Stallings does have a history of violence. He is currently serving 489 years in prison for aggravated assault and an escape attempt. He also worked for a time on the property that encompassess the Killings Fields.
Probably the best evidence that Stallings' confessions may not be the real deal is the fact that he has still not been charged in any killings in the three years since his suprising confession.
William Ray Mathews-Led investigators to the body of Wanda May Pitts, an 18-year-old girl who was abducted from the lobby of a Motel in Willis in. A plea bargain prevents authorities from charging him in Pitts' murder but has him serving time for a similar crime, the attempted abduction a Willis office clerk who was forced to leap from Mathews' moving truck to save herself.
William Reece-Arrested after a botched abduction in 1997 and suspect in the murder of Laura Smither. Previously convicted of rape in Oklahoma. Reece worked at a construction site near the Smither home and was reportedly getting off work about the same time Laura Smither disappeared while jogging. A suspect in at least one additional slayings also.
Gabriel Soto-Prime suspect in Disappearance and probably murder of Rene Richerson in 1988. Died in 2002 without being charged but was at one time charged with retaliation against a potential witness in the Richerson case.
Robert Abel-A former NASA engineer who lived and operated a ranch near League City's 'Killing Fields', Able came under public scrutiny by that city's police in 1993 after he seemed to fit an FBI profile of the killer. A search of his property turned up nothing of value. Abel eventually passed a polygraph, courtesy of the show '20/20' after League City police refused to administer one, and the FBI subsequently admitted that the original profile was of poor quality and effectively eliminated him as a suspect. League City authorities appear unconvinced, however, and reportedly still consider him a suspect.
Walter Alexander Sorto, Edgardo Rafael Cubas, and Eduardo Navarro-This trio was arrested in February of 2003 for the rapes and shooting deaths of Roxana Capulin, 24, Teresa Rangel, 38, and 15-year-old Esmerelda Alvarado on the east side of Houston. Sorto has since been convicted in the slayings of Capulin and Rangel, who were abducted from the resteraunt where they worked on June 1, 2002. Thirteen-year-old Laura Ayala, missing since March 10, 2002, and previously listed as an I-45 victim has been linked to Sorto, Cubas, and Navarro after a drop of blood found in Cubas' father's SUV was linked to Ayala by DNA testing. They refuse to discuss their involvement in Ayala's murder and have not been charged in the case.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#172 Jun 28, 2007
To Matt Wingo.
I've been reading about you.
I can relate to what you been through, been there.
Drop me a line sometime.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#173 Jun 28, 2007
The article Kandy posted yesterday about the mentally ill man was very interesting.
But I have some problems with it.
No.1 the man was in custody Feb 17, 1972.
When did he escape form the mental ward in Austin?
He couldn't have murdered Pichford, Bracewell and Geer because those dates are in 1973 & 74.
The possibility exzist he could have murdered Maria, Debbie and Jones but Self was convicted of murdering Rhonda & Sharon but we question that conviction.
Det Fred Paige and Galveston Police News Editor Breck Porter conducted an extensive investigation on many of these murders in the early seventies and they connected the dots on our poi EB.
So the question is which poi do we have the strongest evidence on?
All we have on the mentally ill man is that short news paper article dated feb 17, 1972.
We have many of the girls visiting Bells dive shop and we have his white van and the fact Debbie & Maria were last seen getting into a white van.
We also have Bell's confession he sent to the Galveston County DA where he discribes in detail where he shot the girls and with what type of weapon.
He also describes how he tied them up and with what type of cord.
Is that information perfect and does it match the crime scene?
It's close very close.
Until I see the diary and how close it describes the murders and the facts of the case i can't assess it. I'm unable to compare it to facts so I;m unable to say it's reliable.
I need to know more.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#174 Jun 28, 2007
MENTALLY ILL MAN
According to the news paper article and I quote Sgt Femino, he describes the type of panties the girls were wearing (Debbie & Maria) but the girls were nude from the waist down.
Did they find the panties?
Was the families able to confirm the girls wore this type and color of panties?
We know the girls were shot did he have a weapon?
Did he have transpertation?
What ever happened to this lead?
Who did the purse belong too?
Sgt Femino advised they were waiting for psychiactric examination before filing charges.
What ever happened to that?
We must assume nothing ever came of it.
So that still leave our poi the best candidate for the murders.
We can eliminate Craven, Wilson and Gonzales.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#175 Jun 28, 2007
Last Night Court TV had a program about the victims of Calder Field (killing field).
I don't have court tv in the dog house did anyone see that program?
I would like to start discussing the murders in the eighties and I would like to invite the Phantom to join in lol.
Let's see here Court TV's paranormal will be investigating the murders.
Paranormals what is that?
Is that what they call psychics?
I ain't never seen a psychic or paranormal solve a homicide case.
In my opinion all 4 girls were killed by the same killer.
All 4 girls were found at different times but in a 80 yard radius of each other.
All were nude laying on their backs with their arms crossed.
That's what i read anyway.
It started with Hydi Fye in 1983 and ended with Janet Doe in 1991 I think????
2 victims were shot the other 2 either beat to death or strangeled.
Same MO but different causes of death.
Our killer was very familiar with the area.
Had trasportation and lived or worked in the area.
He's a organized killer and is avarage to above average in intelligence.
At the times of the murder he was probably between the ages of 25 to 40.
Comes from a family with a very dominant father figure.
Fye and Miller were reported missing on saturday and were at a store near I-45.
Our killer must have been off work on saturday and had plenty of time.
I suspect he abducted and took the victims to a private place and tortured them death.
Then the very sadistic killer took them to Calder Road and placed them very carefull on their backs and folded their arms across them.
What does this mean to the killer?
I can assure you he returned to the scene and visited his victims.
#176 Jun 30, 2007
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#179 Jul 1, 2007
I was Nina's best friend from 4th grade and through high school. This year is our class of 77, 30 year
reunion. It would be great to let everyone know that
Nina's murderer was caught and in prison. But, I have
never heard anything else about her case. Do you have any information on her. Is there anyone at Brazoria
County Sheriff's Dept. that could help? I was walking home in the morning from babysitting across
the street when my mom met me half way and asked if I had seen Nina or heard from her... that was the morning after she did not come home the night before.
Seems like yesterday.
#180 Jul 2, 2007
We need to find out how to contact each other, maybe through the admin on here. I worked on it and no it was never cleared. Another one of those...............let me contact admin , if you are registered maybe a message on my contact can be sent to you. She has always been left off the lists, as are others.....
#181 Jul 2, 2007
to answer your question, yes there are some fine people out there at BCSO. The CID Captain is Chris Kinchloe. There number of course is listed and in information. Dont think you can put numbers on here.
#182 Jul 2, 2007
I am not registered on this site.I always thought the person she went to visit was the one who did it, but I think he as cleared. I understood she left there upset
and then her car was seen at a gas station and then moved later?It was found with her keys and purse in it?This is just what I remember
hearing our parents talking about it.And then,
she was found in a field shot in the back of the head. We were both 16.I knew her family almost as well she did.We spent just about every weekend together.We both headed out to where she was visiting the weekend before, but it was to far to me and we turned back. Can't they do DNA on her clothes or something and see if this person might already be in prison or on some data list??
I don't know a lot about the law, but I can tell you she was a good person and did not deserve that to happen to her.
Fort Huachuca, AZ
#183 Jul 3, 2007
Friend of Nina.
Sorry for your loss.
I'm not familiar with Nina's case.
It's a new on me but I can tell you most women in Texas are murdered by someone who knows them.
In this case the MO sounds very familiar.
Shot in back of the head and found in a remote area.
If the crime scene indicated Nina had been sexually assaulted clothing may have dna.
It wouldn't hurt to check it.
#184 Jul 3, 2007
friend of nina, come to officialcoldcaseinvestigations and contact me, i dont hide my name so you may find me easily there, would like to talk with you, i look forward to hearing from you...here is not the place to discuss that case.
#187 Jul 4, 2007
I know Matt Wingo, if you have questions you should answer his post, he went so far as( dumb) putting hs email on here just for you. On the other hand he tells you who to contact, you should call one of them. I had forgotten about Nina, she died at about the same time as the "serial killer" theme started up, before that is was MO, as you know modus operandi. Like I said I know him, I covered that beat for many years and I know he would talk to you. I looked back and I do not see where the case was cleared. Maybe it is possible to get the case looked at again if you call someone. All these cases are horrible and need to always be looked at.
#188 Jul 4, 2007
I did find one mention of the story and it is about like you said, there was a suspect or what do they say today? Person of interest.
#189 Jul 4, 2007
Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office
6607 Hwy 1764
Texas City, Texas 77591
Stephen Pustilnik M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
Welcome to the web page for the Galveston County Medical Examiner's office. The following information is provided to assist the public with questions they may have about the GCME.
The GCME Office was established in 1972 by the Commissioner's Court. At the present time the GCME conducts death investigations for Galveston County and conducts autopsies for Fort Bend, Matagorda, Brazoria, Colorado, and Wharton Counties. The Medical Examiner's Office is charged with determining the cause and manner of death of persons who die in Galveston County, in accordance with Article 49.25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
#190 Jul 4, 2007
I am wondering if the Jane Doe killed in Beaumont Halloween IS Wanda Priddy. I looked Wanda up and the color photo of the Jane Doe and they look ALOT alike. especially the nose. I have ALWAYS wanted to find out who she was and mostly find out if they ever got her killer. I never forgot about her because when I was young and cute I hitch-hiked everywhere and was almost killed a few times before I got so scared I never did it again. And she didn't make it. It is soo sad to me. She really does look like Wanda Priddy. Go check it out.
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