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Chased on Vacation and Told of Unsolved Murders in Del Rio, Texas – a True Story

Shyron is a retired Customer Service Rep. for Verizon. Colleges attended: Triton, Melrose Park, Illinois and Elgin, in Elgin, Illinois.

Somewhere between San Antonio and Del Rio

Dad, my brothers and me

Dad, my brothers and me

Don't Think It Can't Happen To You!

I just read a hub that brought back memories of being chased, memories of bad lands and worse people.

On a Two Week Vacation

Mom and Dad both had a two week vacation and, when they picked-up my two brothers and me from our grandparents. We were going to drive (Dad of course was going to drive and we were going to ride along) across the country and he had a list of places he wanted us to see, before we went to live with him and Mom in South Bend, Indiana.

Dad drove straight south to Mobile, Alabama, where we went swimming in the gulf. There were all kinds of shells and creatures in the water. My brothers and I wanted to take some home with us, so, mom got a gallon glass jar for us and we caught some creatures and what looked like a ordinary snail shell, and filled the jar with water from the gulf. Of course it was not an ordinary snail shell. Within half an hour, a creature came out of the snail shell and filled the jug smothering everything else. Dad stopped for us to dump the dead creatures, then we were on the road again.

We headed west from Mobile, Alabama, stopping to eat and stretch our legs in or near New Orleans, Louisiana, than another couple of hours we arrived at a beautiful lake with a sandy beach, we were at Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Lake Charles Louisiana

It was so hot and humid and, the car did not have air conditioning and was running hot. Dad let us go swimming in the crystal clear lake while the car cooled off; I had never seen anything like it. You could see the bottom even in four foot of water.

In the town of Lake Charles, dad had the car check for a hose leak and we went inside the restaurant attached to the Garage. My brothers finished before anyone else and wanted to go outside and play.

The car radiator hose was replaced and we got into the car, Mom did not seem to notice that my brothers had a shoe box placed between them on the seat, and they were both unusually quiet.

Chirp, chirp

We had not gone but a few miles, when we heard the chirp, chirp. Mom said "ok boys! What have you got in the box?" Darrell said “But Mom, the man said we could have all we wanted.”

Mom yelled, "WHAT HAVE YOU GOT IN THE BOX?" Darrell reluctantly opened the box and crickets went everywhere. We stopped the car and had to take everything out to get the crickets out. Crickets eat clothing and more.

I don’t know how much longer it took to get to Houston, Texas but Mom and Dad were exhausted and we had only been on the road for one whole day.

Lost in Houston

Dad found a motel and after a good night’s sleep, we got up early the next morning and the boys wanted to go outside and play.

We saw a huge bug on the sidewalk, bigger than any I had ever seen before. My brothers began following it down/up the street, I ran inside to tell mom that they were chasing a bug, by the time Mom got outside my brothers were out of sight.

Dad drove around the block and we did not see them, Mom called the police from the motel. A police car came out to look for them. Dad, Mom and me went around the block again and Dad pulled up to the curb with a hedged between the sidewalk and an alley, we heard Tony crying in the alley and Darrel who was only a year older say to him, “don’t try lidda brudder, I’ll tate tear of you.” Mom, lost it, and she cried, and cried.

Dad got out of the car walked up to the hedge telling them to stay where they were and we went around and picked them up. They stayed close to Mom, Dad and me from then on.

Remember the Alamo

After Mom called the police to tell them we found my brothers, we headed west to San Antonio. Dad wanted us to visit the Alamo.

The Alamo

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Our visit to the Alamo was impressive, I think Dad read a lot about the Alamo and wanted to see it for a long time, he kept pointing out points of interest but he also wanted someone to share it with, and now he had a family. (Years later, I often heard Mom say that Dad married her so he could have the three of us for his children.)

We arrived in Del Rio one early afternoon, in the 1955 Plymouth Belvedere was overheating again. Dad found a garage with a restaurant attached. He took the car into the garage, Mom and we kids went to get something to eat and drink.

Remember the Alamo!

Needing Car Repairs

The car repair was minor.It seemed the other garage did not have the hose clamp on tight enough.

Dad had joined us in the restaurant, and the mechanic parked the car in front where we could see it, then brought the keys and handed them to Dad and struck up a conversation.

As they were talking two cars pulled up and parked next to our car. It made us very uncomfortable when the six young men were looking inside our car as they passed by and came into the restaurant.

Dad was telling the mechanic we were headed to Carlsbad, New Mexico and asked if he knew of any place where we could spend the night between the two places.The mechanic, advised Dad because it was near dusk, to stay in Del Rio till morning, because..., but stopped talking when three of the young men walked up within hearing distance, the mechanic changed the subject.

The three men ordered sandwiches to go and left in one of the cars and the other three ordered the same thing but sat down at a table near the door.

Dad paid the check and we left. Mom felt better that three of the men left and the other three were still inside, as we pulled onto the highway.

Somewhere between San Antonio and Del Rio

Mom, my brothers and me

Mom, my brothers and me

The Chase Was On

Just a few miles down the road, dad had turned on his head lights and there ahead of us was the car with the three young men, it was turned sideways, blocking both lanes of the two lane highway.

Dad, who never drove over the speed limit, suddenly put the gas pedal to the floor. My brothers and I got in the floor to brace for the crash, when dad slammed on the brakes and our car did a spin and headed in the opposite direction, again he stepped on the gas and we were headed back to Del Rio.

We saw lights coming toward us and again we braced for a collision and Mom said as it passed us that’s, the other car. And Dad said he could see the lights in the rearview as they turned around and were coming after us.

We had taken our cokes with us from the restaurant and they were in glass bottles. Dad told us to throw them out the window so they would break on the highway behind us, maybe that would slow them down.

Safely Back in Del Rio

We got back to Del Rio and the garage, the mechanic saw us and had us pull into the garage and he closed the doors and turned off the lights, then Dad and the mechanic watched as the two cars pulled into the parking lot, then not seeing our car, they left again the way they just came from. We stayed there for what seemed like hours, just in case they were watching the garage.

The Stories of Unsolved Murders

The mechanic then told us of numerous murders that had taken place on that deserted stretch of highway we were on. He told us how fortunate we were, that we came back.

The story in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal published Sunday, February 5, 2005, about the shooting, stabbing, rape and robbery of six family members, after five were left dead on April 16, 1968, on a mile-long stretch of U.S. Highway a part of the winding 90-mile highway between Del Rio and Sonora.

According to the article this family’s murder remains the state’s longest unsolved mass killing.This story is a reminder of how fortunate we were.

© 2013 Shyron E Shenko


Maureen on October 12, 2019:

Hi there.. the one u should thank is the guy hide u all... glad u all made it and got home safely... God bless u n ur love one ..

C E Clark from North Texas on April 02, 2019:

Well, at least you had Christmas. Mine usually lasts for about 2 hours and then it's over. Hope your son's foot has healed well.

Not sure I remember what a vacation is, but I'm glad you and your family survived the one you write about here. If you're anything like me, looking back is scarier than the actual event, because when you're getting through something you're concentrating on survival, and getting back to safety. Once through it you have time to think about what might have happened and how close the situation got to disaster.

Blessings to you and your family. So fortunate that you got through this harrowing situation safely.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 04, 2019:

Cee, thank you for the comments and for the e-card.

Christmas? We had an early one so my son and wife could go on vacation, while on vacation my son broke his foot.

I hope you had Blessed Christmas and all is well with you.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 28, 2018:

Stopped by to share this scary story on FB and AH. So lucky things turned out well.

Hope you've had a lovely, peaceful Christmas (sent you an e-Christmas card), and that 2019 will be a great year for you and your family. Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 09, 2018:

J.Alonzo, thank you for the comment and the information about the family that was brutally murdered, nobody deserves to be murdered and especially in such a heinous way.

Blessings my friend.

J. Alonzo on February 06, 2018:

The murders in 1968 are still unsolved today. It was a Mexican family that was brutally murdered by a white rancher or his ranchhand. Since they were a very wealthy and well known family here in Del Rio, nothing was really done about it. Glad you and your family made it back home safely.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 02, 2017:

Thank you W.Fox for the comment. Stay safe.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 22, 2017:

mactavers, thank you for the comment. Maybe there something in the water in Del Rio, or maybe it is the heat, glad you got out safely. I hope you did not drink enough of the water to affect you and your friend.

It is so sad that people think they own other people and they can't just let that person go on and leave if they find them cheating, just send them packing.

Blessings my friend

mactavers on July 22, 2017:

Well written Hub. About 25 years ago a friend and I were traveling to Kansas from Tucson to be with her sister who was fighting cancer. We had checked into a motel in Del Rio and then went to the Pizza Hut there for dinner. Our waitress went into a long story about her cheating boyfriend that she tied to a mattress and proceeded to beat the "be-Jesus" out of him, and next time she'd kill him. We ate and got out of there pronto. Maybe there is something in the water?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 14, 2017:

I don't know if Dad had thought of that or not, but he must have for him to do what he did. Glad you carry protection.

Thank you W. Fox for the comment.

Blessings always

W Fox on July 13, 2017:

Many tourists don't realize the old trick of two carloads of thugs, one in front of you & the other car blocking from the rear. Tag-team works together to rob, rape, kill, etc. unsuspecting tourists. All I can say is, If I drive alone over long distances--vaction or business--I never, ever travel without my gun. This is exactly why.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 30, 2017:

Au fait, thank you as always for the comment. I hate to think what would have happened to us if they had caught us, after the horror stories that we hear. Many Blessings dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 20, 2017:

This is a very scary story. Glad nothing terrible happened and that you were able to write about it all these years later. Think we are sliding into a police state . . .

Sharing this on FB. Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 02, 2016:

Shannon, thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

I don't recall having nightmares from this incident or even the incident in 'The Last Hoedown' or 'Mama and the Prowler' but, I have nightmares about the incident where a man was trying to pry open the window in my room and I ran to wake Dad and when the man got the window about 6 inches open he was looking into the barrel of a Dad's gun and ran away. I was a little older at that time maybe fourteen. I also still have dreams about the man who chased me home from school, I out ran him and for a long time after that I was afraid walking to school and back.

I do believe about the cat, they are very smart creatures. Did you write the story about the cat and being run off the road, I would love to read about those things that happened in your life.

Blessings and hugs my friend

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 01, 2016:

How creepy!!!! I am surprised you didn't mention having nightmares afterward, being so young and all. I can recall a few disturbing things from childhood. . .like a would-be burglar trying to get into our home. The cat, believe it or not, alerted my dad to something not right at the window and whoever was there ran away. The police were called, but I slept through it and didn't even know about the incident until the next morning. And we had a big rig run us off the road once. . .but nothing like the harrowing tale you just described.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 01, 2016:

Au fait, thank you again for the compliment, comment and for sharing.

Yes, the parents and children should be vigilant, all the time, but especially on vacation.

Sorry that you have been snipped. If HP does not want us to use the link capsule they should not have it available to us.

It was good talking with you last night.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 21, 2016:

Sharing this again as vacation time is almost here again. School will soon be over for the summer and I suspect a lot of people have had enough of the staycations and they're ready to travel and see something different. This excellent article will let them know that one can eve relax their vigilance when it comes to safety.

2 days of sunshine on the way before rain returns on Sunday. More than half of next week is to be rain again, too. I could live without the rain, but if I must choose between rain and higher temps, I'll take the rain. Hope you are both doing well. I've been snipped again. Only the link capsule this time. Blessing dear friend. Take care . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on July 21, 2015:

Sharing this again as it's vacation season again. Personally, I would be going North if I could, but this is a good article to read if one is going South, or just for the pleasure of hearing about the good 'ol days. So glad things turned out well here so that you are able to share your wonderful stories with us all.

Hope you are somehow managing to stay cool. No, I'm not doing so well with that, but I guess it could be worse. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 11, 2015:

Au fait, I hope that things have improved and you are able to get to where you need to go.

Yes it is almost vacation time and I never go on vacation.

Thank you for the comments and for sharing

Hope all is well with you - Blessings and Hugs


C E Clark from North Texas on May 06, 2015:

My what a time I'm having getting to different people's profile pages, including yours! I think they may have fixed this site too well.

When I click on the name of a person on their hub I end up back in the feed. I was all over the Net trying to get here to your profile page.

Anyway, nothing any of us can do except wait till they fix it.

Giving this another share. It's almost vacation season again and people need to stay alert. Hope all is well there. Take care and God bless . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 17, 2015:

Cynthia, thank you so very much for the comment for the visit. Yes we must have had angels all around us, and I do thank God for them.

Blessings and Hugs


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 17, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment and your kind words. I think of all the people that would not be here.

I hope that you also are getting some sleep and staying warm.

Take care. . . Blessings and hugs

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on February 15, 2015:


Wow, I can't imagine how terrified you and your family must have been! Your telling of this traumatic event was very well presented with the description of a vacationing family's goals and expectations, the antics of your little brothers, and details about the minutia of the trip. Praise God for the angels who surrounded you and your family, and for your father's get-away skills! What a story! ~Cynthia

C E Clark from North Texas on February 15, 2015:

The photo at the top is the one that keeps being repinned on Pinterest.

A great story that everyone should read. We're all so lucky nothing terrible happened to you back then. Think of all the things that would not have happened . . .

Sharing. Hope you're getting your sleep. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 18, 2014:

lyns, thank you again for your comment.

Lynn Jones from USA on July 16, 2014:

You are welcome Syron E Shenko, thanks for sharing your story with us all. 7162141124p lyns

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 16, 2014:

Phillis, Thank you so much for commenting on the hub. You are right the Angels were with us that night for sure. Dad was a special, I never saw him get angry or ever say anything bad to anyone, I never heard his curse or call anyone names.

Blessings to you Phyllis.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 16, 2014:

Peggy W. thank you for your comment, up votes and sharing.

Yes this experience was scary. I am thinking law inforcement did not look to hard to solve these crimes, due to fear for their own safety.

Thank you for the compliment.

Blessings and have a good night

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 16, 2014:

You are welcome, lyns, We were very fortunate to make it back to the garage and my mom seemed so calm and Dad also.

Thank you for the up votes plus.

Blessings and have a good night.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on July 16, 2014:

My goodness, Shyron, what a horrific thing to have experienced. It is so fortunate that mechanic was still there at the garage and had you park inside. Your Angels were with you that night for sure -- and your Dad was so clever to avoid those guys the way he escaped and saved you all. Scary story.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 16, 2014:

What a frightening experience for your entire family! Thank heavens that mechanic was willing to help by hiding your car. He must have been very suspicious of those men. Too bad that horrific crime was never solved. Sounds to me like you were very lucky that day! What a sweet looking family you have! Up & interesting vote and will share.

Lynn Jones from USA on July 16, 2014:

Very scary real life experience for you and your family, thank God you all made it from these men alive, that is so scary. Thanks for sharing your real life experience story there's not many that can. Voted up/interesting plus. 716214241p lyns

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 16, 2014:

Au fait, my dearest friend thank you from the sweet beginning to the bitter end and for all the pinning, sharing and comments.

I am glad things turned out okay on that day, that we were chased on vacation.

You have a blessed day also.


C E Clark from North Texas on July 16, 2014:

Here we are right in the middle (barely) of summer vacation time. Made me think of this story and how fortunate things turned out well and you are here to write about it. I'm sure your parents were sick with worry about whether things would turn out OK and what a relief it must have been when it was all over!

Sharing with followers and Pinning to AH. Hope your day is going well.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 02, 2014:

Oh, I hope it is working tomorrow (the reg with a/c) sorry to hear that. I hope you sleep well and have a better day when you wake up.

Goodnight dear friend, you take care too

C E Clark from North Texas on June 02, 2014:

Share button isn't working again, but I'll use the one in the feed. Hope your day has gone well. Another breakdown here again and the sub has no a/c.

Bedtime. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 01, 2014:

Raul I am so glad you and your family escaped harm also.

Thank you so much for telling me.

raul= on June 01, 2014:

had the same incident happen to my family in1968 we gotaway glad you guys did to.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 25, 2014:

sujaya, thank you for your comment. Yes it was scary.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 25, 2014:

Thank you Au fait, for reading this again. I am glad you understand what I meant, they both were being calm to keep us from being panic stricken.

Thank you for the votes, share and pin.

You are such a dear friend.


sujaya venkatesh on April 22, 2014:

very scary shary

C E Clark from North Texas on April 21, 2014:

A scary story that could still happen today. So glad this turned out well.

Voted up and AI, also pinned to AH, and shared.

Hope all is well there. Thanks for the email about promotion. I started digging into it a little already.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 23, 2014:

Au fait, you know what I never thought about it until right this minute, when you said that. They both seemed so calm and collected. Don't know why I never thought of it before.

Thank you so much for Voted up, IA, pinned to AH, and sharing.

And thank you for making me realize that they were probably scared and had the courage not to show it to us kids.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 22, 2014:

This had to have been such a scary time for your parents. With the border wars and killings that have happened not so long ago, and all the kidnapping of Americans that I've heard about, I just would never even consider going to Mexico. There are places here in Texas out where humans are sparse that aren't very safe either.

Voted up, IA, pinned to AH, and sharing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

Thank you Barbara, for your comments. Yes we are blessed and it is a good thing Dad knew what to do.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

Thank you for stopping by sujaya

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

Thank you Au fait, I really appreciate you and all that you do.

Thank you for the comment, votes up, sharing and pinning.

The wedding was nice, had a good time made new friends from the Land Rover Club.

Barbara Badder from USA on March 02, 2014:

They say to not even go to Mexico now. Your story is scary indeed. God was taking care of your family that day. It was a good thing your Dad thought quickly.

sujaya venkatesh on March 02, 2014:

quite terrible shy

C E Clark from North Texas on March 02, 2014:

Giving this another share. This is an experience that could happen to anyone and I think it makes sense to be alert. Voting this up AUI, and sharing. Also pinned to AH.

Hope you guys had a good time at the wedding and that all is well now.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 20, 2013:

Thank you Aunt Jimi, for your comments, votes and sharing, This was truly scary.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on October 20, 2013:

This is a scary story and I've decided with Halloween so near it might be a good story to share on that scary occasion. I know it wasn't and isn't funny, but it does make the hair stand up on the back of your neck if you think what horrible things could have happened and do happen to some people.

Voted up and interesting and sharing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 30, 2013:

Thank you Au fait, for your comments, you are so right. And yes it is still happening. I have a clipping about a family in 2005 that was raped, robbed and murdered. Believe me I do know how fortunate we were.

Thank you Jaye, for your comments. We were very fortunate that Dad was such a good driver. I believe that the state police were called but don't remember much about it and I recall something about how far away they were, and we did not wait for them.

I can still hear Dad telling my brothers bedtime stories.

Thanks again for the up-vote and the visit.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on June 30, 2013:

What a frightful incident! Your family was indeed fortunate that your dad reacted so quickly to help you escape from men who were obviously planning something evil...also that the mechanic helped you hurriedly hide the car. Maybe your parents were just glad to get away from that place as fast as possible, but did they notify the police and describe the men and their cars?

You have good reasons to recall that childhood vacation, beginning with the scare of your little brothers disappearing. I'm glad everything ended well for your family.

I enjoyed your mom's comment that your dad married to have children. It's evident that he enjoyed being a father, and that's another great childhood memory.

Voted Up++


C E Clark from North Texas on June 30, 2013:

This is a scary story and the more one thinks about it the more it becomes evident that you are a lucky lady and your family was so lucky to have gotten out of this situation all safe and sound. This is something that could still happen to people even today. Going to share.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 16, 2013:

Thank you SG, for your reading and sharing my hub and thank you for the well wishes. Yes like we were fortunate that we were helped by the mechanic. There were so many families that went missing and I just read about one family of six that was murdered and the women raped, that happened about 10 years ago. I do thank god that we did not meet that fate. I am glad that your family came to no harm also.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 14, 2013:

What a scary ordeal! You and your family were very fortunate that someone upstairs was looking out for you. Your dad was quick to re-act in the right way and thank God for the quick thinking of the mechanic! It sounds like you could have been the next victims! I know you read the ordeal my family went throught while on an outing with our daughter. (Thank you!) It just goes to show that things like this can happen to anyone, anytime and any place. It is such a shame that there are such horrible people in this world. I am so glad you and your family escaped harm that day. Great hub, voting up, interesting and sharing! :)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 16, 2013:

You are right Au fait, thank you for your comments.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 09, 2013:

A scary story, more so because it's true and could happen to a person even today!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 23, 2013:

Thank you Silva, for reading and commenting on my hub. Yes we were very fortunate all around.

Silva Hayes from Spicewood, Texas on February 23, 2013:

What a terrible thing to happen! Glad your dad was able to drive the way he did and glad the mechanic was there to help y'all.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 12, 2013:

Thank you Aunt Jimi, glad everything turned out okay too.

Yes I just read about a family of 6 that was murdered and the women and girls were raped that happened a couple of years ago.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on February 12, 2013:

This sounds pretty scary. The methods are a little different these days, but things like this still happen. Glad it turned out OK.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 27, 2013:

What happened to my family, I believe has happened to lots of people and other people do not know what happened to them.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 27, 2013:

Glad you got away from him, you never know if someone is a threat or not.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 27, 2013:

Had someone start to approach me in my parking lot just a few days ago at 6:30 AM when it's still dark. He'd been rummaging through the nearby trash dumpsters and I had to wipe my windows off because they were all fogged up. When I was almost finished checking my tires and cleaning the windows off the man started towards me. Have no idea why because I don't know him and doubt I've ever seen him before. I wasted no time getting into my vehicle and getting on my way. When I got into my car he turned around and headed away.

What you describe here in this hub could happen to anyone.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 24, 2013:

Thank you rajan, for reading and commenting on my hub. It was scary. Thank God we made it back to Del Rio safely.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 24, 2013:

Thank you Moonlake for you comment and for reading my hub. We were very fortunate, all around. Our angels were looking out for us on that day. Dad was an amazing man. I did not know before that he could drive like that.

moonlake from America on January 21, 2013:

How awful and how scary. You were so lucky your Dad did what he did to save all of you and the mechanic was nice enough to let you in the garage. Voted up on your very interesting story.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 21, 2013:

It must have been a very scary experience. I wish you'd stayed back at Del Rio for the night.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 15, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for your comments.

Don't know if they were ever investigated or they were ever mentioned.

in any investigation. Yes it was scary.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 15, 2013:

Sounds like quite a scary experience. I guess the 2 bunches of men were never connected to the murders or any other wrong doing?

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