How Many of you Remember "Carl Dean? Killer of Boys?

@slickcut (8141)
United States
July 5, 2008 6:06pm CST
Carl Dean was also known as "The Candy Man" he lived in Houston Texas in the "Heights Area...I am watching his horrible story on Tv,he killed at least 27 young boys,at least this is all they have been able to uncover...He rented a warehouse in the Heights area,and thats where he buried these bodies...He raped,tortured young boys back in the 70's....The reason that i am telling you this is because i was raised in the Heights area and lived in the Heights at the time these murders were taking Place....There was so many of our boys disappearing in the Heights,and it had all the parents frantic...This was a horrible night mare for us who lived in the Heights area....I had 3 small boys ,not yet the age that Carl Dean would have been looking for,but i can remember the panic and the loss thatr we suffered in the Heights area....I think this is the worst danger that i have ever faced in my life....Carl Dean was killed by one of his young victims,and when it all came to a head it was found that 2 boys had helped Carl Dean out of fear for their life.....Both boys are in prison ,the one who finally killed him and one other young boy,they will never get out of prison....Have you ever been around a hideous crime situation? When i think of this i am so thankful that i finally got out of the Heights area.................
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Actually, his name was Dean Corll. I just saw that show on TV too. Oh, I referenced this guy when I was being interviewed for a jury for a murder case. I also was asked if I knew what happens if someone is found not guilty by reason of insanity and told them. The Judge asked me how come I know so much about this kind of stuff and had to admit that I have an interest in serial killers. I also remember when this case broke, it was the first seriel killer I remember - except for the killer of the nurses and the Charles Whitman shootings from the University of Texas tower.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Oh im so dumb,i did not realize i had his name backward until i saw your reply..It was Dean Corill....The Heights area has completly redone its self and it still has some of the brick streets..You cannot even touch a house in that area now for less than $300,000 dollars..It is a beautiful area.I love the houses over there and would love to live there again..Back then we always lived in the Heights and we rented apts all over but they do not have it that way any longer......It has lots of really nice houses....I guess you could say it has redeemed itsself.......
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Yeah, Houston is weird that way. They have fields with cows in town and areas that are revived rather than building in new areas. Too much flooding for my tastes tho...