As the sister of victim, Frank Aguirre, this is exactly as I remember it to be. I was not allowed to go to court and too young to understand anything medically. This book put me there with Detective Mullican as he skillfully babysits Henley to extract the knowledge in locating every single victim of these heinous murders. I felt Dr Joe’s conviction to find the true families of each boy and was appreciative when my brother was identified. This book made me wanting more to read when I was finished. – Amazon Review
Step inside a gripping, real-life crime story that changed the city of Houston forever.
The HoustonMass Murders – 1973, by crime writer, Barbara Gibson, delves into the minds of three notorious killers – Dean Corll, Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr., and David Brooks – who, between 1970 and 1973, lured twenty-seven unsuspecting teenage boys into a deadly trap. Gibson’s book takes an unflinching look at the horrific events of 1973 and brings to life the heart-wrenching personal stories of the victims, their families and the perpetrators, through a narrative that is both powerful and haunting.
Prepare to be both provoked and intrigued as you experience the Houston Mass Murders through the eyes of those who lived the horror.
About the Author
Barbara Gibson is a Houston-based crime writer whose compassion for missing persons and unidentified victims led her to uncover a shocking revelation about one of the most notorious cases in Houston’s history. In 2010, Gibson began delving into the murders committed by Dean Corll and his teenage accomplices, Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. and David Brooks, tirelessly combing through evidence to determine the names of the remaining unidentified boys. Her efforts paid off when she discovered that two of the twenty-seven victims recovered by police in 1973 had been misidentified by the Harris County morgue. When DNA testing confirmed her findings, the families of two missing boys finally found closure after forty long years. Gibson’s work is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of uncovering the truth.
On the 50th anniversary of the worst serial murder case in Texas history, Gibson’s book, Houston Mass Murders – 1973, offers a unique and comprehensive perspective on a case that shook the nation. Through multiple viewpoints, the true crime narrative takes readers on a journey of discovery, revealing an in-depth account not previously known to the public.