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    Unidentified Female
    Located July 5th, 1966
    wearing a bright red bathing suit
    Also had been wearing dark shorts and a flowered blouse
    long dark brown hair and brown eyes, very attractive
    5' 4" 1/2
    130 pounds
    17-20 years old
    4 inch burn scar on her right rib cage
    three inch scar on her left leg
    Olive colored skin
    On July 17, 1966, this female checked in to the Roper Motel in Pecos with an unidentified
    male. They were seen swimming together. Around 5:30 p.m. she was heard to scream and people
    rushed to the pool. She was pulled out, and attempts were made to save her life with no
    success. Her companion, meanwhile, checked out and left the motel. Her body lies in an
    unmarked grave in the Pecos Cemetery.
    Buried in Fairview Cemetery in Pecos Texas
    Last edited by Starless; 09-03-2008 at 03:33 PM.

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    Texaskowgirl Guest


    Are we looking for Pecos TX or NM?

    Please Select One:
    2 Results for Pecos

    Pecos, TX
    Reeves County

    Pecos, NM
    San Miguel County

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    Texaskowgirl Guest


    Do you suppose that top one, with no name on 7/5/1966 is her?



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    Name Date Sex Marital Status
    , 7-5-1966 F Unknown
    Aguilar, Christine 11-12-1966 F Married
    Allen, Robert Edward 3-29-1966 M Married
    Anaya, Martina 1-24-1966 F Married
    Bailey, Terri 8-21-1966 F Married
    Berrera, Juana Vasquez 2-25-1966 F Widowed
    Bock, Donovan Lee 4-24-1966 M Single
    Bock, Kathryn 4-24-1966 F Single
    Box, Cora Lee 12-6-1966 F Single
    Briones, Espiridiona E 6-7-1966 F Single
    Britain, Effie Irene 9-24-1966 F Single
    Brown, Alonza Lewis 5-1-1966 M Married
    Buchanan, James Campbell 5-12-1966 M Single
    Camp, Bessie Neeley 7-20-1966 F Widowed
    Camp, Jo Warren 2-8-1966 M Single
    Carter, Tommie W 6-26-1966 F Single
    Carthen, James Lusk 9-13-1966 M Single
    Chavez, Michael 11-13-1966 M Married
    Clay, Paul William 1-23-1966 M Single
    Cobb, Doris Emily 1-1-1966 F Single
    Coleman, Oma Mae 5-28-1966 F Widowed
    Coleman, Thelma Gwendolyn 11-28-1966 F Single
    Coplen, Raymond 9-4-1966 M Single
    Daniel, Ruthie Mae 10-18-1966 F Single
    Densmore, Jeff Davis 5-6-1966 M Single
    Dillingham, L C 10-6-1966 M Single
    Dutchover, Erlinda Pena 1-9-1966 F Married
    Estorga, Marie Hignojos 4-3-1966 F Separ/Divorced
    Ezzell, Clarissa C B 4-22-1966 F Widowed
    Fazzino, Sam 1-30-1966 M Single
    Flores, Felix 6-15-1966 M Widowed
    Foshee, Nancy Jane 6-21-1966 F Widowed
    Franco, Francisco Anaya 9-4-1966 M Single
    Franklin, Janie 5-7-1966 F Single
    Fuentes, Cresensio Orona 12-29-1966 M Widowed
    Gallardo, Enriquetta L 12-12-1966 F Widowed
    Gomez, Abelino Sanchez 5-31-1966 M Single
    Guest, Nancy Isabell 2-26-1966 F Single
    Harrison, Alfred Wesley 11-9-1966 M Widowed
    Haynes, Fred D 2-6-1966 M Widowed
    Hernandez, Angilita Paz 9-4-1966 F Widowed
    Hoffman, Micheal Shawn 5-26-1966 M Married
    Hogue, Tracy Renee 7-17-1966 F Married
    Honeycutt, Sybler Phillip 5-18-1966 M Single
    Hudson, Mary Ann 10-16-1966 F Single
    Hughes, George W 10-4-1966 M Widowed
    Hyatt, Frank William 3-23-1966 M Widowed
    Ivey, Tommy Wayne 12-27-1966 M Married
    Johnson, Robert Paul 3-14-1966 M Married
    Kopp, Martin Edward 6-8-1966 M Single
    Laabas, Bryan 4-29-1966 M Married
    Lewis, William Lee 4-24-1966 M Single
    Lloyd, Lynda Marie 11-28-1966 F Married
    Loftin, Lois Lee 2-16-1966 F Single
    Lozano, Leandro 1-14-1966 M Unknown
    Lozano, Petra Subia 11-19-1966 F Single
    Lujan, Benito 5-29-1966 M Married
    Lujan, Manuela Belos 5-25-1966 F Married
    Luna, Manuel 6-28-1966 M Widowed
    Marsh, Chester Roy 4-24-1966 M Single
    Marsh, Ola Stafford 4-24-1966 F Single
    Martin, Bert Arville 12-28-1966 M Single
    Matta, Nolberto 3-25-1966 M Single
    Mcanally, Joe Allen 12-27-1966 M Single
    Mcdowell, Thomas Marvin 8-29-1966 M Single
    Mcelroy, John Curtis 5-15-1966 M Single
    Mckinzie, Roy Franklin 10-4-1966 M Single
    Moore, William Shelvy 8-2-1966 M Single
    Morales, Consuela Lujan 1-16-1966 F Single
    Morales, Ramon Alonzo 2-19-1966 M Married
    Moralez, Jose Rodriquez 7-11-1966 M Married
    Moto, Luz Serano Herrer A 10-1-1966 F Single
    Muniz, Rosa Hernandez 11-23-1966 F Single
    Natividad, Martina 4-30-1966 F Widowed
    Odom, Garland Goode 11-9-1966 M Single
    Olvera, Merced Sanchez 11-14-1966 F Widowed
    Ornelas, David 2-21-1966 M Married
    Orona, Daniel Guitierrez 7-22-1966 M Married
    Orona, Ramona Rodriquez 7-28-1966 F Single
    Ortega, Jo Ann 11-1-1966 F Married
    Petree, Steve Franklin 6-26-1966 M Married
    Ramos, Antonio 4-17-1966 M Married
    Ramos, Ricky Jesse 6-7-1966 M Married
    Rayos, Santiago Garcia 11-25-1966 F Single
    Rivas, Maria Delores 8-19-1966 F Married
    Roberson, Blanche Marie 10-22-1966 F Widowed
    Roberson, Ronald Earle 7-25-1966 M Single
    Rodriquez, Maria 7-7-1966 F Widowed
    Rutherford, Angelina F 12-22-1966 F Married
    Sais, Celina Josephine 8-27-1966 F Married
    Sanchez, Jose Porras 10-18-1966 M Single
    Shaffer, Max Robert 5-11-1966 M Single
    Shultz, Samuel Houston 12-12-1966 M Single
    Snyder, Harry Mason 12-2-1966 M Separ/Divorced
    Snyder, Nona Mae 3-20-1966 F Single
    Sutton, Lilian Francena 1-22-1966 F Separ/Divorced
    Tarango, Rogelio Jimenez 8-10-1966 M Married
    Valencia, Sylvia Venegas 10-5-1966 F Married
    Valenzuela, Jose Estaben 10-31-1966 M Married
    Venegas, Alfredo 5-12-1966 M Married
    Walker, Amy 3-19-1966 F Widowed
    Wardell, Margaret Ann 2-8-1966 F Unknown
    Wright, James Edward 3-27-1966 M Single

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    Well, the archive I found saif July 17, 1966, but that is most likely her. I'd love to start a fund and get her a gravestone. Maybe our first site project !!! We could ask local churches to chip in and stuff.
    Last edited by Starless; 09-03-2008 at 03:44 PM.

  5. #5
    Texaskowgirl Guest


    7/12/1966, Advocate, Victoria, TX

    Girl Drowning Victim
    Remains Unidentified

    PECOS, Tex. (AP)- West
    Texas officials .are trying with
    little success to identify a
    young, a t t r a c t i v e girl who
    drowned in a motel swimming
    pool July 5.
    A man who checked in with
    her was being sought for questioning,
    but no one knew his
    name,l cither.
    Alter the apparently accidental
    drowning, Ure man returned
    to the moter and persuaded the
    granddaughter of the motel
    operator to give him the registration
    card 'for him and the
    young girl, On the card were
    their" names,addresses and

    Reeves County Sheriff A. B.
    Nail says he can keep the body
    up to 30 days, but then be will
    have to .bury it In an unmarked
    grave In a Pecos cemetery,
    Motel Owner Paul Rooks sak
    (he girl wore dark shorts and
    a flowered blouse when checking
    in. The short blood man
    registered as her husband, wore
    a white tee-shirt, black trousers
    and loafers.
    About three hours after they

    arrived, the dark-haired girl
    sought refuge from the West
    Texas heat in the motel swimming
    pool. About an hour later,
    ier screams reverberated
    throughout the grounds as she
    floundered in the water. Rooks'
    16 year old granddaughter
    dragged her from the pool and
    attempted to revive her with
    artificial respiration. She was
    dead on arrival at Reeves Memorial
    A motel maid alerted the
    girl's companion. He asked
    where the girl had been taken
    soon reappeared, obtained the
    registration card and left.

    'I think he got scared," Nail

    The sheriff said'the'girl'was
    between 17 and 20 years old
    5 feet, 4 1/2 inches tall and
    weighed 130 pounds. She had
    dark eyes and hair and an old
    burn scar on her right rib cage

    'That's what tragic about
    this," Nail said. "She was a
    good looking girl, but we don't
    know who she is and her
    parents don't know she's dead."
    parent*, don't know she's dead."

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    Pecos is the largest city and county seat of Reeves County, Texas, United States. It is situated in the river valley on the west bank of the Pecos River at the eastern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert and the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas and near the southern border of New Mexico. The population was 9,501 at the 2000 census. The city is a regional commercial center for ranching, oil and gas production and agriculture. The city is most recognized for its association with the local cultivation of cantaloupes. Pecos claims to be the site of the world's first rodeo on July 4, 1883.

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    Texaskowgirl Guest



    Unknown Drowned
    Girl Is Buried

    j PECOS. Tex. (UPI) —The
    metal and glass marker in Fair-
    view Cemetery designates the
    grave of a girl around 18 years

    Police doubt they will ever
    find out who she was.
    The girl checked into a motel
    with a male companion the afternoon
    of July 5. Later the
    girl's body was found in the
    motel swimming pool. Her companion
    tricked the motel management
    into giving him the
    registration card a few moments
    after the girl was found.
    He has not been seen since.
    Among the more than 50 per-
    sons at the Pecos Funeral
    Home chapel Wednesday for
    the funeral were a couple from
    Odessa and a family from Roswell,
    N. M.
    They thought the girl might
    be their daughter.
    Funeral Director Bill Cailoway
    said, "my wife and I talked
    it over and we could not see
    burying her in a flat top (a
    pauper's pine box)."
    They donated a simple casket
    and a Pecos dress shop provided

  8. #8
    Texaskowgirl Guest


    Quote Originally Posted by Starless View Post
    Well, the archive I found saif July 17, 1966, but that is most likely her. I'd love to start a fund and get her a gravestone. Maybe our first site project !!! We could ask local churches to chip in and stuff.

    Well, after reading the articles, I'd like to find the SOB that checked in with her, tricked the 16 year old granddaughter to give up the registration card and hasn't been seens since!

  9. #9
    Texaskowgirl Guest



    Pecos Drowning
    Victim Is Still
    Not Identified

    PECOS, Tex. (AP)—Sheriff om a
    A. B. Nail hopes he won't have
    to bury a young, dark-haired
    drowning victim in an unmarked
    Pecos grave.
    But so far he can't identify
    her or locate anyone who can.
    She drowned July 5 in a motel
    swimming pool about three
    hours after she and a short.
    blonde-haired man checked in
    as husband and wife.
    She was swimming alone, motel
    owner Paul Rooks said,
    when she began screaming.
    Rooks' 16-year-old granddaughter
    pulled her out of the water
    but attempts at artificial respiration
    were in vane. She was dead on
    arrival at a hospital.

    The sheriff said that when the
    girl's male companion was notified
    of the accident, the man
    left but soon returned and persuaded
    the granddaughter to
    give him the registration card
    containing all identification of
    the couple.
    Nail said he will try for at
    least the next three weeks to
    discover the girl's name and

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    Texaskowgirl Guest



    Texas Looks Back on Unsolved Crimes of 60s

    (Editor's note" The 1960s in
    Texu were filled with
    unsolved crime*, some of
    them strange Indeed. Here are
    somme of the mysteries of the
    decade, starting with one case
    filled with poignant tragedy
    but, legally speaking, at most
    a misdemeanor.)

    United Press International
    A young man and a girl
    registered at a Pecos, Tex.,
    motel on July 5, 1966. The girl
    was especially pretty—18 to 20
    years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall,
    long, dark brown hair and big
    brown eyes.
    The man registered them as
    "Mr. and Mrs. Russell Battoun."
    While he took a nap, the girl
    went swimming in the motel
    pool. But something happened
    under the Texas summer sun.
    A maid walking by saw the
    girl's body motionless on the
    bottom of the pool.
    AWAKENED, the young
    man helped pull the girl out.
    There seemed no doubt she
    was drowned but an ambulance
    was called anyway.
    As the ambulance left the
    motel with the body of the
    girl, the man dashed into the
    motel office. "Let me have
    our registration slip," he said.
    "We are not known around
    here and it will help me identify
    us at the hospital."
    The clerk behind the desk,
    who bad just helped fish the
    girl's body out of the pool,
    handed it over. Nobody noticed
    at the time that the young
    man also had his and the girl's
    belongings in his car.
    HE GUNNED his automobile
    and left the motel
    only a few moments behind
    the ambulance. The ambulance
    went to the hospital,
    whore the girl was pronounced
    That wu almost two-and-ahalf
    years ago and still nobody
    knows where the young man
    went, The girl's death was one
    of the many bizarre killings.
    Thousands of people looked
    at the body of the girl. Couples
    from all over the country with
    missing daughters came to
    Pecos, looked and sorrowfully
    shook their heads. Finally, the
    people of Pecos buried her in
    the local cemetery.
    WITH THE HELP of the
    Texas Dept. of Public Safety,
    Re-eves County Sheriff A. B.
    Nail circulated pictures of the
    body through all 50 states,
    Canada snd Mexico. If
    anybody recognued her, he
    has not come forward.
    "I looked up the law and
    there is nothing to keep a man
    from abandoning his wife after
    she is dead," Nail said.
    "The--worst he can be handled
    for is not paying the motel
    bill—a matter of $10 or $12. All
    we want from him is to find
    out who the girl was."
    There Is no evidence, of
    course, that the couple was
    married. The young man's
    flight made it look the other

    ------------- Rest of Article.... Doesn't apply to case,
    but verrrrrry interesting......

    IN CONTRAST with the
    macabre comedy of a young
    man trapped by death in a
    motel tryst and trying to
    escape public exposure was
    the murder of five Mexican
    migrant workers 50 miles
    north of Sonora, Tex. April 17
    The killer slashed, shot and
    beat his victims and his
    savagery indicated he enjoyed
    his work.
    The victims were Eduardo
    Arellano. 13 months; Rosa
    Elia Santos Arellano, 21; her
    brother, Manuel Arellano Sr.,
    about 30; Arellano's wife,
    Monica, about 30, and LeLticia
    Arellano, about 2V&.
    Manuel Arellano Jr., 5, survived,
    though stabbed and
    shot. Rosa was stripped, raped
    and left dead in a pasture.
    thot a tire blew out on the
    Arellanos' automobile. They
    were seen trying to flag down
    help on highway 277.
    Later, a passerby saw a
    sandy-Jiaired, freckled man
    with a rash on his neck talking
    to the family. He was husky: 6
    feet to 6-2, weighing about 200
    The boy who survived
    evidently was affected by his
    ordeal. He has not been able
    to help investigators. The man
    with the rash on his neck has
    never been caught.
    THE DEATH of Henry A.
    Marshall, 51 at his farm eight
    miles north of Franklin might
    never have become a mystery
    if Billie Sol Estes, the Pecos
    speculator, had not been big
    news at the time. Marshal], as
    a U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
    employe, was in charge of
    cotton allotments in Texas and
    a story got around that he was
    the first to blow the whistle on
    Marshall was found dead
    June 3, 1961. A justice of the
    peace ruled suicide by gunshot
    and he was buried two days
    later. Burial failed to stop the
    talk that there was something
    fishy about the whole thing.
    With the Estes scandal as
    catalyst, exhumation and an
    autopsy were ordered by Dist.
    Judge John Barren.
    DK. JOSEPH Jachimczyk,
    t h e f a m o u s H o u s t o n
    pathologist, performed the
    aulopsy. His autopsy and additional
    investigation by the
    rangers showed:
    Five bullet wounds, each,
    requiring five movements for
    the rifle to fire the shot; the
    marks of an "incapacitating"
    blow on the left side of the
    head and a 30 per cent concentration
    of carbon monoxide
    in the blood (30 to 40 per cent
    is fatal)
    Jachimczyke said It was
    murder but did not completely
    rule out suicide. A grand jury
    could not decide which it was.
    An investigation by a congressional
    committee came to
    Ranger Capt. Clint Peoples
    said it was murder and It is on
    the records now as murder,
    though no suspect has ever
    been caught.
    A SERIES of torso murders,
    never solved, started In Texas
    in 1959, touched New Mexico,
    Georgia and Florida, and
    abruptly stopped in mid-1964.
    Parts of a dissected body of
    a man were found in the Rio
    Grande near El Paso on June
    20,1959. They were in a green
    suitcase. More parts of the
    same body were found July 5,
    1959, near Tularosa, New
    The head and fingers were
    never found, BO it was Dot
    possible to Identify the body.
    The torso of a man, apparently
    killed by a blow on
    the head, was found in a
    drainage ditch near Roswell,
    N.M. Dec. 6, 1960. The body
    was identified, because the
    head was not removed, as that
    of Charles Cox, 32, an Artesia,
    N.M.,- schoolteacher who had
    been missing three days.
    THE LEGS had been
    severed at the hips and other
    parts were missing.
    The arms, legs, feet and
    other parts of a white man
    were discovered Jan. 30, 1962,
    in Clay County, Fla. The
    following day, a torso was
    found near Sylvester, Ga., 200
    miles away. Both finds looked
    like parts of the same body.
    Fiugers were clipped off at the
    joints, the pahns were peeled
    and the head was never found.
    Two boxes containing most
    of the parts of a woman's body
    were found in a culvert on US-
    59 in San Jacinto County on
    Feb. 3, 1962. Head, arms and
    legs were never found.
    A FARMER in Fort Bend
    County June 11, 1964, found
    the torso of a man in a field.
    By now it was a familiar
    story. Head and hands were
    severed. The legs were cut off
    at the knees. The man was
    believed to have been killed
    somewhere else.
    Twenty-one officers from
    Texas, New Mexico, Florida
    and Georgia met in Houston in
    1964 and agreed the murders
    were related.
    They thought the man whose
    body was found In Fort Bend
    County probably was the husband
    of a woman murdered in
    Ohio. One of the woman's
    near Troy, Ohio, then the
    other arm was found six days
    later the woman's torso was
    found in the old Erie Canal.
    Neither man nor woman was
    ever Identified.
    IF THE 21 OFFICERS who
    met at Houston had known
    about Walter A. Em crick, 38,
    they probably would have
    wanted to t a l k to him.
    Emerick shot himself to death
    In the St. Anthony Hotel in San
    Antonio Feb. 10, 1965, while
    police were trying to get into
    his room.
    The police wanted to
    question Emerick about what
    went on a couple of days
    earlier in room 636 of the
    Gunter Hotel. E m e r i c k ,
    wanted for forgery, checked
    Into the Gunter as "Douglas
    Ashley" on Feb. 2. A woman
    was seen with him several
    times but nobody knew who
    she was.
    A maid said she opened the
    door of the room at the Gunter
    to clean end saw Emerick
    wrapping a big bundle. He put
    his hand to his mouth in a
    gesture to keep her from
    crying out.
    Since there was a lot of
    blood about, she summoned
    police. When police arrived 40
    minutes later, Emerick was
    Police are sure a woman
    was murdered In the room.
    They think Emerick may have
    flushed bits of her down the
    commode and carried the
    torso down the fire e a e a p e
    while the maid v.-as waiting
    for police. But the secret died
    with Emerick.
    THE STILL unsolved murder
    of Mrs. Carol Jane Black,
    29, in the Statler • Hilton Hotel
    in Dallas probably was committed
    by a sadist.
    Mrs. Black, mother of two
    young children, had juiit
    moved to Dallas f r o m
    Longview with her husband,
    Joe W., an employe of an
    insurance company. Needing
    extra money, Mrs. Black
    registered with an agency that
    provides temporary secretarial
    She was sent by the agency
    on Aug. 11, 1967, to serve for
    the day as a receptionist and
    stenographer for a man who
    had reeistered at the Statler -
    Hilton as "Alan Gardner" of
    Seattle, Wash. Garnder took a
    suite at the hotel. He said he
    was an official of Boeing
    Aircraft and needed the suite
    to interview engineers from
    the Dallas area interested in
    working for Boeing.
    AT 8:45 P.M., Black went to
    the hotel and demanded to be
    let into the suite with a pass
    key. He found his wife dead in
    a bed with the covers pulled
    over her.
    An autopsy showed she was
    strangled but could not determine
    whether she was raped.
    Site may bave been sexually
    Gardner, of course, was
    "We have talked to other police
    departmenta," Gus Rose
    of the Dallas homicide bureau
    said. "Some have crimes similar
    to this. But no one baa a
    crime exactly like tfak.
    "We don't bave a lot to go
    on. He operated alone and
    there is nobody but him to talk
    about It. We may have some
    fingerprints that are his. But
    we eaa't match them.
    "It might be ac Isolated
    crime. The man might never
    commit one again. He might
    have committed some other
    crime and be in the penitentiary
    for it. We just don't
    THE BIGGEST unsolved
    CSSB of 1969 Involves a littlegirl
    — Donna Golish, 8, of
    Sherman. She disappeared
    Sept. 10 on her way home
    from school.
    The next day, a member of
    a search party found her body
    beside a country road. There
    was evidence that Donna had
    been taken into an automobile,
    had escaped sr,d had been run
    She evidently was killed
    some distance from where the
    body was found.
    Grayson C o u n t y Sheriff
    Woody Blanton and other investigators
    questioned scores
    of persons but never got a solid
    due as to who Donna's killer
    Blanton appealed to the
    public for "full cooperation."
    He said he had never run
    into a tougher crime.
    But the tiller of the httle
    blue-eyed girl who wore her
    brown hair in a pony tall
    remains at large.

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