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1970s Cold Cases


Case# 74-32159

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John Thomas Enright and his wife, Cherrylee Theresa Enright, of Buda, Texas, were found deceased on Jan. 3, 1974, in their residence located at Rt. 1 Box 76-C (Thaxton Road) in Travis County. John was 25 years old. He was known to fix up old cars, worked at IBM and part-time at a pet store. He flew planes, was suspected of being involved with drugs, rented a home, and owned a monkey. Cherrylee was 24 years old.

Case# 74-34105 

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Richard Franklin Laffoon of San Juan, Texas, was found deceased on July 12, 1974, in Lake Travis in Travis County. He was 26 years old and known to drive a Chevrolet truck. He was a veteran and was suspected of being involved with drugs and associated with members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. He was a smoker and an alcohol drinker. The last known address Richard visited was on the 8500 block of South Congress in Austin, Texas, just before he was found deceased.

Case# 74-34508 

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Carolyn Reynolds of Austin, Texas, was found deceased on Aug. 19, 1974, near the junction of Platt Lane and FM 973 in southeast Travis County. She was 23 years old, may have been married, and had three children. Carolyn had a 14-year-old brother, who was found on the same day with near-fatal injuries on the street on the 2300 block of Rosewood Ave. in Austin. Carolyn’s last known address was on the 2400 block of Donna in Austin, Texas.

Case# 74-35422 

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Harold Fredrick Powell of Austin, Texas, was found deceased on Dec. 10, 1974, near the driveway of the residence located on the 700 block of Dalton Lane in Travis County. He was 25 years old, known to use the bus, and was said to be a homosexual male who worked the street. Harold’s last known address was on the 1100 block of Mercer in Austin.


Case# 76-1399 

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Frank M. Hidrogo of Austin, Texas, was found deceased on May 2, 1976, near Fagerquist Road, about half a mile east of Linden Road, in Travis County. He was 27 years old, was on parole from the Texas Department of Corrections, had been employed by Brown & Root, and had worked at an Exxon expansion site. Frank is associated with Baytown, Houston, Harris County, Washington County, and Bastrop County in Texas. His last known addresses are 15 South Ashbel #35 in Baytown and 2404 E. Second St. in Austin.

Case# 76-2007

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The person pictured is a Hispanic male who was found on June 20, 1976, just north of what is now known as Hill Lane and Toll Road 130, lying in the bar ditch in Manor, Texas. When he was found deceased, it’s believed he was in his early to mid-20s, about 155 pounds, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and had black hair that reached his collar. “Jose Juarez” was tattooed on the inside of his right forearm.



Case# 78-4978

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Eliza (Lisa) Villanueva of Austin, Texas, was found deceased on May 7, 1978, along the banks of Onion Creek in Travis County, Texas. She was 12 years old and a fifth-grader at Sanchez Elementary School. Eliza was last seen by her mother on May 1, 1978, at 7:30 a.m. leaving their house located on East Avenue in Austin, near Town Lake, for school.



Case# 79-12057

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Sandra Mae Dubbs of Austin, Texas, was found deceased on Oct. 8, 1979, along I-35 in Travis County. She was 34 years old and resided in Missouri. She has family in San Antonio and was passing through Austin. Sandra is believed to have disappeared shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1979, after her car broke down on I-35 near the William Cannon overpass in Austin.



Case# 79-12796

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Mollie Hine Schlesinger and her husband, Harry Jay Schlesinger, of Austin, Texas, were found deceased on Oct. 23, 1979, in their liquor store located on the 1100 block of North I-35 in Austin, Texas. The store was previously located in a strip shopping center near the Braker Lane exit in Austin. Mollie went to work with Harry after retiring from the University of Texas Co-Op. They were both 54 years old. 

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