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Houston, Texas / Mass Murders #27189

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 1973
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(Studio) Houston searchers find 3 more bodies in worst mass murder case in American history. 26 bodies of sexually assaulted, brutally killed, teenage boys found so far. Murder ring incld. homosexual and 2 teenage accomplices.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Houston, Texas) Only 5 victims definitely identified. Father of 2 victims Everett Waldrop blames Houston police for negligence. [WALDROP - says he reported sons' disappearance to Houston police and they told him boys would return. 2 1/2 years have passed.] [Police department spokesperson Herman SHORT - reverses blame from police to parents.] Short insists police did more than law requires. [SHORT - states Houston has budget for police department All problems can't be solved by throwing federal money into police department Houston has problem finding enough employees.] Charged with murder, Elmer Wayne Henley appears briefly in court Lawyers demand better treatment for Henley. [Mrs. Mary HENLEY - says her son inadequately clothed and fed.] Henley and David Brooks, 18, say 4 more bodies to be found.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy (WQXI-TV Atlanta, Georgia)

Smith, Howard K.

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