‘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.
Dean Corll and Elmer Wayne Henley: Houston's most notorious serial killers
"It started out as any other homicide," Mullican said, but it soon turned into the worst serial killer case in Houston history.The man Henley shot was Dean Corll. Henley told police Corll had tortured and murdered six teenagers at Corll's home.Later that day, Henley led police to a boat storage shed in southwest Houston on Silver Bell Street, where police dug up eight bodies. Both Henley and Brooks then led police to a location on High Island, where six bodies were discovered.Elmer Wayne Henley was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. His next scheduled parole review date is October of 2025.David Brooks was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence. He was last denied parole in December of 2017.abc13.com