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Houston Murders #214103

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 29, 1971
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(Studio) In 6 mos., 7 women, ages 13-21, found murdered in Houston, Texas, area.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Near Houston, Texas) Authorities began to relate deaths on November 7, when body of 21 year old girl found 40 mile from Houston; shot in head; circumstances like 2 teenagers' deaths. On November 17, Maria Johnson's body, 15, found in pool of water 50 mile from Houston. November 18, body of Debbie Akerman found in same pond. 5 days later, Gloria Gonzales, 19, found near Attucks reservoir. 3 days later, November 26, partial skeleton of Colette Wilson, 13, found in same area; reported missing on June 17. Seventy law enforcement representative meet with regard to murders. Harris Cnty. sheriff Buster Kern says most slayings committed by same person and have suspect. [KERN - relates what suspected killer told girl who escaped him. He wanted law to catch him because he was crazy.]
REPORTER: Carl Cochran (KHOU-TV)

Cronkite, Walter

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