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    Kim Marie Swann

    November 9: 1984: Kim, 21, was raped and killed in Tampa, FL by serial killer, Bobby Joe Long, who now resides on FL death row.

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Cold Case: Psycho For Love: Scott Purk killed his pregnant wife, Margaret, trying to make it look like a suicide; Sentenced to life in prison


Margaret Purk

Husband Scott Purk charged with murder in 1985 death of Akron woman
Stow arsonist fighting charges that accuse him of killing his pregnant wife in 1985
Violent strangling detailed in 1985 cold-case murder of pregnant Akron woman as trial begins
Trial to begin for man accused of killing wife 30 years ago
Witness in trial of man charged with killing his pregnant wife 30 years ago says she was not suicidal
Jury finds Scott Purk guilty of strangling his wife in 30-year-old crime
Man found guilty of murdering pregnant wife in 1985 cold case
Ohio jury convicts man for 1985 murder of pregnant wife
Man sentenced for strangling pregnant wife in 1985 cold-case murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Speaking From the Grave

INMATE INFORMATION

SCOTT DAVID PURK
Number A634667
DOB 10/12/1962
Gender Male
Race White
Admission Date 02/01/2013
Institution Pickaway Correctional Institution
Status INCARCERATED

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Monsters Among Us: Robert Acampora raped and killed Virginia “Ginny” Bulger in a conference room at the University of South Florida; Sentenced to life in prison

A computer engineering student at the University of South…
Students Didn’t Suspect Murder, Rape
A Tragedy Of Error Costs A Life
Case of unknowing witnesses goes to State Attorney
Only two prior murders have occurred on USF’s campus, in 1994 and 1985
The Dark Side of Florida: Robert Acampora

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 104899
Name: ACAMPORA, ROBERT
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GRAY
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/13/1957
Initial Receipt Date: 11/07/1986
Current Facility: R.M.C.- WEST UNIT
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Duane Edward Hiser killed 11-year-old Carolyn Ann Hahn; Sentenced to 99 years in prison


Carolyn Ann Hahn

Find-A-Grave: Carolyn Ann Hahn
Facebook: Friends of Carolyn Hahn
Duane Edward Hiser v State of Texas 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The Low-Rent Zodiac Killer and the Mysteries of Texas (EXCELLENT article, mostly on the murder of Mary Stiles)

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04007120
TDCJ Number: 00572044
Name: HISER,DUANE EDWARD
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1961-05-16
Maximum Sentence Date: 2089-09-12
Current Facility: ESTELLE
Projected Release Date: 2023-11-06
Parole Eligibility Date: 2010-09-11
Parole Review Status: Not in Parole Review

Last Parole Decision: Denied on 04/05/2017

NEXT REVIEW (04/2020)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 2D

NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THE INSTANT OFFENSE HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS, SUCH THAT THE OFFENDER POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Next Parole Review Date: 04/2020

Offense History:
Offense Date 1985-09-10
Offense MURDER W/DEADLY WPN
Sentence Date 1990-11-19
County CHAMBERS
Case No. 6517
Sentence (YY-MM-DD) 99-00-00

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Lee Fordham killed 11-year-old Mary Stiles on Halloween 1985; Sentenced to 25 years in prison


Mary Stiles

The Low-Rent Zodiac Killer and the Mysteries of Texas (EXCELLENT article)
National TV show focuses on murder of San Antonio journalist’s sister
Program To Feature Baytown Murder

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case With Paula Zahn: Deadly Riddle


Joseph Lee Fordham

Movies Based On True Crimes: In the Company of Darkness (Serial Killer Jon Dunkle)

Victims
John Davies, 15 [11/8/1981 Belmont, CA]
Lance Turner, 12 [10/2/1984 Belmont, CA]
Sean Dannehl, 12 [7/2/1985 Sacramento, CA]

High court OKs death for killer / Findings on mental competence stand
The cop that cried big time (great article)
People of the State of California v Jon Scott Dunkle 2005 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Jon Scott Dunkle profile
Murderpedia: Jon Scott Dunkle
Serial Killer’s Podcast: Jon Dunkle
Serial Killer’s Podcast: Victims of Jon Dunkle (interesting comments)
Serial Killer’s confession tapes uncovered
Jon Scott Dunkle – California Death Row

Books
The Boy Next Door

Movies/Documentaries
In the Company of Darkness

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: DUNKLE, JON SCOTT
CDCR#: D30423
Age: 56
Admission Date: 05/23/1986
Location: San Quentin

Deadly Wives: Colleen Batten Harris was acquitted of killing one husband, Jim Batten, but convicted of killing another, Robert Harris; Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison


Bob Harris

Ex-LTBMU Forest Service chief Bob Harris killed
Deja vu murder suspect held: Husband shot dead Sunday in same area as husband killed in 1985
El Dorado County woman accused of murder — again
Same place, second dead husband: Colleen Harris goes on trial again in Calif. for killing another spouse
Placerville woman on trial again for killing another husband
Prosecution: Harris killed out of love
Placerville woman accused of murder ‘devastated’ by husband’s affair
Attorney begins defense of Placerville woman accused of murdering husband
Defendant Harris Takes The Stand In Murder Trial
Prosecution portrays Placerville grandmother as ‘cold, calculating’ killer
Jury finds Placerville grandmother guilty of first-degree murder
Harris found guilty of first-degree murder
USFS Worker’s Wife Guilty of His Murder
Placerville’s Colleen Harris gets 50 years to life for killing her husband
Harris sentenced to life
‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Books
Shotgun Weddings

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: A Murder You Can’t Ignore

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: HARRIS, COLLEEN ANN
CDCR#: WF2509
Age: 75
Admission Date: 06/24/2015
Current Location: Womens Facility

Child Kidnapping: Amy McNeil was kidnapped on her way to school by 5 adults; Rescued safely during gunfire with the suspects and Texas Rangers

kidnap-and-ransomFrom Michael Mills’ appeal: The evidence indicates that a meeting was held at the home of James Foote on January 9, 1985. Mills was present at the meeting as were Lisa Bouvier, James Foote, Daniel Necker and George Thomas Mars. The discussion at the meeting centered on the commission of a crime in order to obtain a large sum of money. Foote suggested kidnapping Amy McNeil, a girl he knew who lived in Alvarado. On January 10, 1985, Bouvier, Foote and Necker traveled to Alvarado to look at the McNeil home. They returned to meet with the others on the same day.

On the morning of January 11, 1985, Mark McNeil and his sister Amy were on their way to school when their vehicle was forced off the road by three masked men. One of the men placed a shotgun to Mark’s head while the other two forceably removed Amy from the vehicle and placed her on the rear floorboard of their car. Mark was given instructions by one of the men, and he returned home and informed his mother of what had happened. She in turn informed his father, who notified the police.

The four men took Amy McNeil to the Foote home and Lisa Bouvier was charged with caring for her. Amy’s father was called. They instructed him to obtain $100,000 in cash. The following day, the men, all armed with shotguns and pistols, and Lisa Bouvier left the house in a stolen car. They carried Amy McNeil, the kidnapped victim, with them.

After driving a circuitous route, the group proceeded to the place designated for McNeil to bring the money. Mills was driving the vehicle, and en route the group concluded that they were being followed by the police. Shots were then fired from the vehicle. Bouvier testified they were going to take a hostage at a filling station or house. The car was going too fast to stop at the filling station and stopped in a yard near a house in Saltillo. Lisa and Amy got on the floorboard. Mills, Barnes and Foote got out of the car.

Shots were exchanged, and when the shooting stopped, Mills and Foote were lying on the ground in front of a van which was parked in the yard. Mills raised his hands and surrendered to Texas Rangers Bill Gunn, Howard Alford and John Dendy, who had been among the pursuing officers.

A 13-year-old girl, kidnapped on her way to school…
Texas Ranger Saves The Girl
Texas Ranger Rescues Kidnapped Girl, 13
Kidnap Attempt Fails
Search continues for man convicted in kidnapping case
Convicted kidnapper captured after week on the loose
Reward led to capture of kidnapper, authorities say
Michael Lynn Mills v State of Texas 1986
Convicted kidnapper denied parole
Retired Texas Ranger John W. Dendy of Stephenville passes away

Movies/Documentaries
The F.B.I. Files: Held For Ransom

Defendants
James Wesley Foote – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Michael Lynn Mills – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Liza Ann Bouvier – ?
George Thomas Barnes – convicted, sentenced to 99 years in prison
Daniel Walter Necker Jr – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 01545775
TDCJ Number: 00394740
Name: FOOTE, JAMES WESLEY
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1950-09-26
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: MICHAEL
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2005-01-13

Parole Review Status
Offender is currently in the Parole Review Process

The parole review process begins approximately six months before the parole eligibility date for a first review and four months before the eligibility date in additional reviews. The process begins with the offender’s file being reviewed for all appropriate documents, including letters of support and protest. An Institutional Parole Officer reviews the file and interviews the offender before preparing a case summary for the Board voting panel. The Board normally will vote on the case just prior to the parole eligibility date.

Offenders eligible for mandatory supervision who committed an offense since September 1, 1996 are reviewed for Discretionary Mandatory Supervision (DMS). An offender who has received a Serve All vote is reviewed for possible release to DMS by a Board panel prior to being released on the projected release date.

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 05/06/2015

NEXT REVIEW (05/2017)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date 05/2017

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INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 02165058
TDCJ Number: 00394741
Name: MILLS, MICHAEL LYNN
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1957-02-08
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2005-01-13

Parole Review Status Not in Parole Review

Last Parole Decision Denied on 08/18/2016

NEXT REVIEW (08/2018)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 1D, 2D, 3D

1D CRIMINAL HISTORY – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE OFFENDER HAS REPEATEDLY COMMITTED CRIMINAL EPISODES THAT INDICATE A PREDISPOSITION TO COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS UPON RELEASE.

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THE INSTANT OFFENSE HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS, SUCH THAT THE OFFENDER POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

3D DRUG OR ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT – THE RECORD INDICATES EXCESSIVE SUBSTANCE USE INVOLVEMENT.

Next Parole Review Date 08/2018

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INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 03310479
TDCJ Number: 00433623
Name: BARNES,GEORGE THOMAS
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1963-07-04
Maximum Sentence Date: 2084-03-29
Current Facility: BILL CLEMENTS
Projected Release Date: 2025-09-04
Parole Eligibility Date: 2005-03-30

Parole Review Status Not in Parole Review

Last Parole Decision Denied on 05/13/2015

NEXT REVIEW (05/2020)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date
05/2020

Last Parole Decision Denied on 05/13/2015

NEXT REVIEW (05/2020)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date 05/2020

Offense History
Offense Date: 1985-01-11
Offense: AGG KIDNAPPING
Sentence Date: 1986-09-30
County: JOHNSON
Case No.: 24602
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 99-00-00

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