It happened here: See spots in Houston where notorious crimes occurred, remembering the darkness that endures
Houston has its share of modern-day crimes that we’ll always remember, but if you reach back into so-called simpler times, the same bizarre cruelty surfaces, from a child torturer in the Heights to a serial killer dumping women onto a desolate League City field. It tragically really happened here.
Dean ‘Candy Man’ Corll: One known victim of Houston serial killer remains unidentified; this is what experts say he looked like
Dean Corll is perhaps the most notorious killer in Houston’s history.It may all seem like history, but the tendrils of his thee-year killing spree extend to present day with one set of unidentified child-size remains, still lacking a name since they were found nearly 50 years ago.
‘Candy Man’ Dean Corll was shot dead 48 years ago. Texas EquuSearch will soon begin searching for the remains of any additional victims
48 years ago, Dean Corll, one of the country’s most prolific serial killers, was shot dead at his home in Pasadena, Texas. Texas EquuSearch announced Sunday it will soon begin searching for the remains of any additional victims.
3 prolific Houston serial killers whose crimes shocked the city
HOUSTON – By definition, serial murder involves a single offender who kills at least two victims in separate events at different times, according to the FBI. Serial murders are very rare. The confessed serial killer was ultimately executed for the December 16, 1998, robbery, rape, and murder of Houston doctor Claudia Benton. The killings were dubbed the Houston Mass Murders, and at the time, they were considered the worst serial murders in U.S. history. There’s a serial killer on the loose.’”Robertson thought the call was a sick joke.
Former henchman of one of Houstons most notorious serial killers dies of COVID-19
HUNTSVILLE, Texas A onetime henchman of one of the Houston areas most notorious serial killers has died of COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. Henley, who said he shot and killed Corll in 1973 in self-defense after hours of drinking and glue sniffing at Corlls Pasadena house, also is serving six life sentences. Police then recovered the bodies of their victims, most from Corlls southwest Houston boat shed. Other bodies were buried in remote areas of East Texas and at the beach. Henley, who turned 64 on Tuesday, became eligible for parole in 1983 but has been denied release repeatedly.