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Texas Killing Fields: Author Looks At A String Of Murders From Houston To Galveston

Over a 30-year stretch, there were some 30 murders — mostly of young women — along a stretch of I-45 spanning from Houston to Galveston. Houston author Kathryn Casey explores the cases in her book, Deliver Us.

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Over a 30-year stretch, there were some 30 murders — mostly of young women — along a stretch of I-45 spanning from Houston to Galveston. Authorities don’t believe all 30 are related, but two clusters of them could be the work of one — or maybe even two — serial killers at work in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Houston author Kathryn Casey spent the last three years looking closer at these areas — one just off I-45 near League City and the other in and around Galveston Island — and she’s compiled what she found in a book called Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields.

She talked with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty and began by describing the area near League City where four of the crimes occurred.

MORE:

Author Examines Murders Along I-45 and the Texas Killing Fields (Houston Chronicle, Jan. 22, 2015)
The Real-Life Mystery of the Texas Killing Fields (CBS News, July 2012)
Victim’s Father Founds Missing Persons Organization, Texas Equusearch

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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