TX SWIMSUIT BOY JOHN DOE: WM/H, 15-20, found in boat shed in Houston, TX - 8 Aug 1973 - Dean Corll victim

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1010UMTX - Unidentified Male​


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Reconstructions of the victim by LSU FACES; victim's clothing.

Date of Discovery: August 9, 1973
Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: 1 year or longer
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Homicide


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
Race: White with possible Hispanic admixture
Sex: Male
Height: 5'2" to 5'7"
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Brown; 7" long
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Mild form of spina bifida which may have caused him lower back pain or possibly affected his stride. However, it may not have produced any noticeable symptoms. He also had chronic irritation of sternal end of clavicles.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Natural teeth with no fillings.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Brown leather cowboy boots that were 12” in length and had the word “NEOLITE” on the heel; multicolored swim trunks with a belt that had gold-colored wings and the letter “C” on the silver buckle; a khaki long-sleeved t-shirt that tied in front and had a large peace symbol and the letters “USMC” and “L84MF” on the back; and dark blue corduroys, size 32x30.
Jewelry: Knotted leather ankle bracelet.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown


Circumstances of Discovery

This victim was one of 29 known victims of serial killer Dean Corll. His remains were located in Corll's boat shed in Houston, Texas on August 8, 1973.

The victims were all young males, ranging in age from 13 to 20. Police believe were assaulted and slain in a killing spree that began in 1972.

Dean Corll was a 33-year-old Houston Lighting & Power technician, who served in the United States Army and assisted with running his family's candy company.

Corll buried most of his victims in the shed. The location was disclosed to police after a teenager confessed to killing Corll.

On August 8, 1973 Elmer Wayne Henley, then 16, told authorities he had shot and killed a man at the man's Pasadena home after hours of drinking and glue-sniffing.

Henley told investigators about luring young boys to Corll's apartment, where Corll assaulted and killed them.

Henley was convicted in connection with six of the deaths and sentenced to concurrent 99-year prison terms. He led police to the bodies, buried in shallow graves at Corll's southwest Houston boat shed, along a Galveston beach and near Lake Sam Rayburn.

An accomplice, David Owen Brooks, then 18, admitted he helped Henley lure victims for Corll. He received a 99-year sentence in one slaying.

This unidentified male is the last unidentified victim recovered from the scene. Two others, Randell Harvey and Michael Baulch, were identified in 2008 and 2010, respectively.


Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Agency Contact Person: Sharon Derrick
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6774 or 713-796-6858
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ML73-3356

Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: U0312016

Agency Name: LSU FACES Lab
Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: LSU 07-19-C

NCIC Case Number: U030020650
NamUs Case Number: 4547
NCMEC Case Number: 1109009


Information Source(s)

NamUs
TXDPS
NCMEC
LSU FACES
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Wikipedia
Houstron Chronicle
Canoe News (6/13/08)

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