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  Henry Lee Lucas
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Murder - No Replies




 

Henry Lee Lucas was a murderer born on August 23, 1936, in Blacksburg, Virginia. Born to alcoholic parents, including a mother who prostituted herself, Lucas's sexual deviancy formed in his teen years. In 1960, he was sentenced for the murder of his mother. Paroled in 1970, Lucas went back to jail for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl. Released again in 1975, he killed two more women, and was arrested in 1983. He confessed to murdering hundreds of people, though no proof existed beyond three known victims. Lucas sat on Death Row, later changed to life in prison by Texas Governor George W. Bush. He died in a Texas prison from natural causes on March 12, 2001.Early Life Murderer Henry Lee Lucas was born on August 23, 1936, in Blacksburg, Virginia. One of nine siblings, Lucas was raised by abusive alcoholic parents. His mother ruled the household with an iron fist and prostituted herself in their backwoods community to make money. As a teenager, Lucas's sexual deviance became increasingly pronounced, and he reported having sex with his half-brother and with dead animals.

 Lucas spent his teen years in and out of jail. In March 1960, he was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for murdering his mother. He was sent to Jackson State Penitentiary in southern Michigan, but after two attempted suicides, he was admitted to Ionia State Mental Hospital. He was paroled in 1970 after serving 10 years.Murder and ConvictionA year after his release, Lucas was sentenced to five years for attempting to kidnap a fifteen-year-old girl at gunpoint. After his second release in 1975, he traveled to Michigan where he teamed-up with a petty thief named Ottis Toole. They shared an unhealthy interest in rape and death. In October 1979, Lucas traveled the country accompanied by Ottis and his young niece, Becky Powell, who was mildly retarded.

According to Lucas, he and Powell became romantically involved, filling one another's lifelong need for love and respect. Despite this romance, however, he eventually killed Powell, along with Katharine Rich, an elderly woman with whom they had been staying.

In June 1983, Lucas was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon. In his cell, he began confessing to hundreds of murders. Egged on by investigators from around the country, Lucas's confessions became increasingly farfetched. It is unclear how many murders he actually did commit, but some believe it was just three: his mother, Becky Powell and Katharine Rich. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment by Texas Governor George W. Bush. While on Death Row, Lucas became a born again Christian and spent the last 18 years of his life as a model prisoner. He died in a Huntsville, Texas, prison from natural causes on March 12, 2001, at the age of 64.

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  Handyman Admits He Murdered and Dismembered
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Murder - No Replies

   

Handyman Admits He Murdered and Dismembered Pregnant Food Network Star Contestant and Her Husband

A North Carolina handyman has pleaded guilty to murdering and dismembering a pregnant former Food Network Star contestant and her husband in 2015, PEOPLE confirms.

On Thursday, 37-year-old Robert Jason Owens admitted in court to murdering Cristie Schoen Codd, her husband, J.T. Codd, and their unborn daughter, Skylar, in what authorities called “the most disturbing killings in [local] history.”

Owens, who was in the middle of disposing of the bodies when he was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and two counts of dismembering remains, according to authorities.

He will spend 59 and a half to 74 and a half years in prison. He no longer faces the death penalty as part of his plea.

Owens worked for the Codds as a handyman contractor before they were killed. He was originally charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder, felony murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering and larceny.

He has claimed he accidentally ran over Cristie and her husband while they were trying to help him get his truck out of a ditch, CBS News reports.

But some questions about what actually happened remain unanswered — and may stay that way.

“Because there are no surviving witnesses and Jason Owens had exclusive control of the crime scene for several days, and he had nearly completed the gruesome project of cremating his victims’ remains, we will never know many of the facts surrounding the Codds’ deaths,” D.A. Williams said in his statement.

Owens previously told investigators that he used an electric saw to dismember the Codds’ bodies, WSPA reports.
To hide any evidence, Owens said he burned the the remains in a wood stove on his property. He also said he sold some of the couple’s personal items to make their disappearance look like a robbery.

The Codds were reported missing from their home in Leicester, North Carolina, on March 15, 2015, by a concerned family member. The next day, investigators discovered their remains in Owens’ wood stove after receiving a tip.

Cristie, 38, was a film-set caterer with a handful of credits as an actress and stuntwoman, and J.T., 45, worked behind the scenes on film and TV sets as a grip. (Cristie appeared on season eight of Food Network Star, in 2012.)

The couple had purchased 36 acres outside of Asheville, North Carolina, according to friends, and were working toward creating a self-sustaining farm to support their eventual goal of opening a farm-to-table cafe.
 
They were married months before their deaths at the community center near their home, in a joyous ceremony where the large number of guests included Owens.

Owens’ attorneys, Victoria Jayne and Sean Devereux, could not be reached for comment about the plea.
In court, Jayne said her client was remorseful and “grateful” to close the case, the Citizen-Times reports.

Upon hearing his sentencing, Owens addressed the couple’s family: “I want you to know that I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your loved ones and the pain and suffering it’s caused you,” he said, the Citizen Times reports.

“I’m grateful for you for the mercy you have left with this court to show me. I am truly sorry.”
Prosecutors also shared a message with the family.

Williams ended his statement by saying, “I wish the families of Christie, J.T. and Skylar peace and privacy as they continue to cope as best as anyone can cope with the irreparable loss they have suffered.”

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  Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr.
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr. Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: July 13, 1974 from Newport Beach, Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 19, 1952
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Reddish Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole on his chest located by the navel. 
    Reddish brown beard.
  • Medical Conditions: Angelo may be depressed.
  • Clothing: A white t-shirt, cutoff corduroy pants and a white Yamaha jacket,
    Yellow and tan work boots. he was carrying a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver,
    sleeping bag.
  • AKA: Nick
  • Case Number: 504450

Details of Disappearance
Angelo was last seen July 13, 1974 in Newport Beach, CA. Angelo Gatti was last seen July 13, 1974 at 19:00 at San Juan Hot Springs (Cleveland National Forest) off Ortega Highway. He had been driven to the area and dropped off by family members. He is an avid hiker and enjoys living in the wilderness. He planned to live off of the land in the Cleveland National Forest.
According to the Gatti family, Nick was in a depressed mood and was overly concerned with the environment. They believed that he would only be camping for a couple of weeks but after not contacting anyone for several months they became concerned and decided to report him missing.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Orange County Sheriffs Department 
(714) 647-7000 


 

Source Information 
CA DOJ 
Namus

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  Carlene Brown
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Carlene Brown Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: July 04, 1974 from Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 5'0-5'3"
  • Weight: 100-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: 12921

Details of Disappearance
Brown was last seen with her friend Christy Gross, age 19, while visiting the Little Britches Rodeo in Rawlins, Wyoming on July 4, 1974. Initially they were thought to be runaways.
The skeletal remains of Christy Gross were found on October 27, 1983, three miles south of Sinclair, Wyoming. 

Carlene’s parents were divorced, and her mother lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carlene lived in Rawlins with her father, Carl Brown, and her brother Rick. Her father was a local businessman who owned a dry cleaning shop. Carlene and her brother were adopted. Her adoptive father, Carl Brown, died in 1995. Her adoptive mother, Catherine T. Goutsch, died in 1990. Rick Brown, the adopted brother, died in Laramie. 

Carlene was employed at Model Cleaners. Her plans for college were undecided. 

Carlene Brown is still missing. Her body has never been found.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Carbon County Sheriff's Office 
307-324-2776 


 

Source Information 
Namus 
The Caspar Star Tribune

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  Linda Lee Lovell
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Linda Lee Lovell Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 27, 1974 from Missoula, Missoula County, Montana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 23, 1948
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, curly shoulder length.
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Faint 1 1/2 inch circular scars
    on right side of stomach above waist line and on right lower back. Glasses or contacts.
  • Case Number: 2005R12548

Details of Disappearance
Lovell was hitchiking with Stephen Lock Packard of NJ, hiking along the CA coast. Linda was a resident of Missoula, Montana.
They were to travel to the World's Fair in Spokane, WA then return to Missoula, Montana.
On June 10, 1974, Stephen called his family from Stinson Beach, CA, which is near Mt Tamalpais, and is about an hour up the coast northbound from San Francisco. Postcards were also received by the families from Stinson Beach. Ten days later, on June 20, a travelers check in Stephen’s name was cashed at a store in Westport, CA. Westport, in Mendocino County, is about 4 hours north of Stinson Beach. Linda Lovell and Stephen Packard have not been heard from since then.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Santa Maria Police Department 
(805) 928-3781 


 

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Namus 
Whereabouts Still Unknown

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  Margaret Ellen Fox
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Margaret Ellen Fox Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 24, 1974 from Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 4, 1960
  • Age: 14
  • Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
  • Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Gold wire frame glasses with Huckleberry
    Hound design, hexagon shape, with a broken off nose and temple piece.
  • Clothing: Maroon flared jeans with a yellow patch on the knee, 
    a blue blouse, a white and black checkered jacket, and brown sandals.
  • Jewelry: A gold necklace with flowers and a blue stone and a gold
    charm bracelet with a blue stone.
  • Case Number: 745503

Details of Disappearance
Margaret was last seen getting off a bus on June 24, 1974. Fox, who had just graduated from St. Paul School, took a bus from her Burlington City home to Mount Holly to meet a "John Marshall," who offered her a baby-sitting job by phone. She was last seen getting off the bus in Mount Holly and walking toward the downtown area near Mill and High streets. She was to meet with the man there.
After Fox disappeared, her family did receive a phone call and two letters demanding a ransom. The second letter indicated she had been killed. Periodic calls have been received, but the leads never amounted to anything.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Burlington City Police Department 
609-386-3300 


 

Source Information 
NCMEC 
Namus 
PhillyBurbs

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  Belinda VanLith
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Belinda VanLith Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 15, 1974 from Little Eagle Lake, Wright County, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 20, 1957
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: 14558

Details of Disappearance
Belinda VanLith was last seen house-sitting for a neighbour around 8 a.m. on June 15, 1974. She then disappeared from the property located on Little Eagle Lake. Belinda's family expected her to be home after a weekend of house-sitting for a neighbor in order to attend her sister's graduation party. Foul play is suspected.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Wright County Sheriff's Office 
763-684-4530 


 

Source Information 
Namus

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  Jeffrey Michael Bratcher
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Jeffrey Michael Bratcher Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 15, 1974 from Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 1, 1967
  • Age: 7
  • Height: 3'9" (114 cm)
  • Weight: 45 lbs (20 kg)
  • Hair Color: Sandy
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Slacks (plaid), white jersey with navy #33 on it, blue jacket,
    white tennis shoes and a blue sailor hat.
  • Case Number: 74-2747

Details of Disappearance
Jeffrey was last seen on June 15, 1974 playing near a picnick area inside of Ocean City State Park in Ocean City, Washington.
Jeffrey and two other children played in a nearby wooded area, blazing trails just out of eyesight when Jeffrey branched off, never to be seen again.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office 
360-249-3711 


 

Source Information 
NCMEC 
Namus

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  Georgeanne Hawkins
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Georgeanne Hawkins Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 11, 1974 from Seattle, King County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 115-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole on neck.
  • AKA: George, Georgann
  • Case Number: 75-029267

Details of Disappearance
Georgeanne Hawkins was last seen at the University of Washington campus on June 11, 1974. She was a student on TV journalism at the time. Her family home was in Tacoma, WA. 

Hawkins was headed back to her sorority house to study for her Spanish final the next day. She stopped at her boyfriend’s dorm and talked to him through an open window for a few minutes before continuing down a brightly lit alley. She never made it to the sorority. 

Georgann was doing well in her classes, had healthy relationships and no reason to run away. Georgann’s was the sixth disappearance in the region since January 1 — five in Washington. 

Days before he was executed in January 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy recounted in taped interviews how he killed the University of Washington freshman. It was one of 30 homicides in seven states tied to Bundy.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
King County Sheriff's Office 
206-205-3425 


 

Source Information 
Namus 
Green Valley News

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  Stephen Locke Packard
Posted by: Jebel - 3 hours ago - Forum: Missing Persons - 1970 to 1979 - No Replies

   

Stephen Locke Packard Time of Disappearance

 

  • Missing Since: June 10, 1974 from Westport, Mendocino County, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 75"
  • Weight: 180-190 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Broken right hand about 6 months prior.
  • Case Number: 2012R02963

Details of Disappearance
Packard was travelling with Linda Lovell hiking along the CA coast with a final destination of Spokane, Washington. Packard called his family on 6-10-1974 from Stinson Beach, CA. On 6-20-1974, a travelers check in Packard's name was cashed at a store in Westport, Mendocino County, CA. Linda Lovell and Stephen Packard have not been heard from since then.
 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Santa Maria Police Department 
805-928-3781 


 

Source Information 
Namus

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