Episode 30: The Texas Killing Fields

Episode 30: The Texas Killing Fields

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The Texas Killing Fields is an area that borders the Calder Oil Field in League City Texas. The Calder Oil Field is a 25-acre patch of land that is situated a mile from Interstate 45. This location, as well as the surrounding areas have been dubbed "The Texas Killing Fields" or "The Highway to Hell" due to a string of 30+ cases involving female murder victims' bodies being found in these locations from the span of 1971 to the early 2000s. Several other disappearances in the area have been thought to be linked to these cases, as well. Many of the cases still remain unsolved, despite suspects and confessions while few have been solved and deemed to be unrelated. Many of the victims were in the age range of 12-25 years old and had similar physical features which makes many people believe the killings to be the work of a serial killer or multiple serial killers during that time period. The Killing Fields have been often described as the perfect place to kill someone and get away with it, as it is difficult to be heard if yelling in the area and there is really no where to hide when running.  Sources:  Texas Killing Fields Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Killing_Fields_(location)#:~:text=The%20Texas%20Killing%20Fields%20is,of%20girls%20or%20young%20women. Websleuths forum: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/cases-from-1970-1979.153591/ Unsolved Mysteries: Rhonda Johnson & Sharon Shaw: https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Rhonda_Johnson_and_Sharon_Shaw I-45 Victims: https://psu-sk.tripod.com/frames/i45-victims.html Lise Olsen Grey Matter News Chron: https://www.chron.com/local/gray-matters/article/In-1974-two-Dickinson-girls-went-missing-Why-12305187.php Michelle Garvey Article: https://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/missing-teen-from-new-london-identified-as-murder-victim-in-texas 12 Shocking Murder Cases in the Texas Killing Fields: https://www.ranker.com/list/texas-killing-fields-cases/jacob-shelton Texas Equusearch: https://texasequusearch.org/about/ Found Remains Prompt Lawsuit Over Killing Fields Murder: https://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_5b9c69d3-0415-5d4e-9264-15a2990880c1.html Audrey Cook-Cold Case #86-216 https://www.leaguecity.com/3279/Audrey-Cook---Cold-Case-86-216 Kidnapper convicted in Texas City teen's 1986 disappearance denied parole again: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Shelley-Sikes-disappearance-Zwarst-parole-denied-12249397.php Shelley Kathleen Sikes: https://charleyproject.org/case/shelley-kathleen-sikes Suzanne Rene Richerson: https://charleyproject.org/case/suzanne-rene-richerson Lynette Bibbs https://sites.google.com/site/illinisweetie85/lynettebibbs Man convicted in Texas City girl's 1996 slaying: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-convicted-in-1996-slaying-of-girl-3514233.php Laura Smither article: https://abc13.com/21-years-ago-today-laura-smithers-disappearance/1272189/ Tot Tran Harriman: https://charleyproject.org/case/tot-tran-harriman Remembering Jessica Cain, 20 years after her disappearance: https://abc13.com/remembering-jessica-cain-vanished-20-years-ago/2314855/ Terressa Vanegas Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/eb3t1t/on_halloween_of_2006_16_year_old_girl_terressa/ Donna Prudhomme-Cold Case #91-2200: https://www.leaguecity.com/3280/Donna-Prudhomme---Cold-Case-91-2200 Houston Matters article: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/10/18/243184/investigators-think-they-know-who-killed-eleven-girls-around-galveston-in-the-1970s-2/
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The Texas Killing Fields is an area that borders the Calder Oil Field in League City Texas. The Calder Oil Field is a 25-acre patch of land that is situated a mile from Interstate 45. This location, as well as the surrounding areas have been dubbed "The Texas Killing Fields" or "The Highway to Hell" due to a string of 30+ cases involving female murder victims' bodies being found in these locations from the span of 1971 to the early 2000s. Several other disappearances in the area have been thought to be linked to these cases, as well. Many of the cases still remain unsolved, despite suspects and confessions while few have been solved and deemed to be unrelated. Many of the victims were in the age range of 12-25 years old and had similar physical features which makes many people believe the killings to be the work of a serial killer or multiple serial killers during that time period. The Killing Fields have been often described as the perfect place to kill someone and get away with it, as it is difficult to be heard if yelling in the area and there is really no where to hide when running.  Sources:  Texas Killing Fields Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Killing_Fields_(location)#:~:text=The%20Texas%20Killing%20Fields%20is,of%20girls%20or%20young%20women. Websleuths forum: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/cases-from-1970-1979.153591/ Unsolved Mysteries: Rhonda Johnson & Sharon Shaw: https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Rhonda_Johnson_and_Sharon_Shaw I-45 Victims: https://psu-sk.tripod.com/frames/i45-victims.html Lise Olsen Grey Matter News Chron: https://www.chron.com/local/gray-matters/article/In-1974-two-Dickinson-girls-went-missing-Why-12305187.php Michelle Garvey Article: https://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/missing-teen-from-new-london-identified-as-murder-victim-in-texas 12 Shocking Murder Cases in the Texas Killing Fields: https://www.ranker.com/list/texas-killing-fields-cases/jacob-shelton Texas Equusearch: https://texasequusearch.org/about/ Found Remains Prompt Lawsuit Over Killing Fields Murder: https://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_5b9c69d3-0415-5d4e-9264-15a2990880c1.html Audrey Cook-Cold Case #86-216 https://www.leaguecity.com/3279/Audrey-Cook---Cold-Case-86-216 Kidnapper convicted in Texas City teen's 1986 disappearance denied parole again: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Shelley-Sikes-disappearance-Zwarst-parole-denied-12249397.php Shelley Kathleen Sikes: https://charleyproject.org/case/shelley-kathleen-sikes Suzanne Rene Richerson: https://charleyproject.org/case/suzanne-rene-richerson Lynette Bibbs https://sites.google.com/site/illinisweetie85/lynettebibbs Man convicted in Texas City girl's 1996 slaying: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-convicted-in-1996-slaying-of-girl-3514233.php Laura Smither article: https://abc13.com/21-years-ago-today-laura-smithers-disappearance/1272189/ Tot Tran Harriman: https://charleyproject.org/case/tot-tran-harriman Remembering Jessica Cain, 20 years after her disappearance: https://abc13.com/remembering-jessica-cain-vanished-20-years-ago/2314855/ Terressa Vanegas Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/eb3t1t/on_halloween_of_2006_16_year_old_girl_terressa/ Donna Prudhomme-Cold Case #91-2200: https://www.leaguecity.com/3280/Donna-Prudhomme---Cold-Case-91-2200 Houston Matters article: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/10/18/243184/investigators-think-they-know-who-killed-eleven-girls-around-galveston-in-the-1970s-2/
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