Texarkana Moonlight Murders
Texarkana Moonlight Murders was a series of killings in and around city of Texarkana in 1946. Unknown masked killer called Phantom Killer attacked 8 people, out of which 5 died.
Events connected with Texarkana Moonlight Murders
First known attack of the Texarkana Phantom Killer took place on 22 February 1946 on a secluded lovers lane. His victims were Jimmy Hollis, 24 and Mary Jeanne Larey, 19. A masked man walked up to thier car and flashed a flashlight in the window. The man had a pistol and ordered them to get out of th...
Second attack took place on 24 March 1946, Richard Griffin, 29, and his girlfriend Polly Ann Moore, 17, were found dead in Richardís car parked on a loversí lane. Griffin was found between the front seats on his knees with his head resting on his crossed hands and his pockets were turned inside out....
Paul Martin, 16, and Betty Jo Booker, 15 were killed on 14 April 1946 while he was taking Betty Jo to a slumber party across the town. Paulís body was found lying on its left side by the road, he was shot four times. Blood was found further down on the other side of the road by a fence. Betty Joí...
Fourth attack was completely different from previous ones - this time the Phantom Killer attacked Virgil and Katie Starks, residents of a secluded farm near Texarkana on 3 May 1946. Virgil was shot twice into back of his head through the window on the back of the house. Katie didnít hear the gunshot...
Texarkana Moonlight Murders theories
Zodiac killer link
Strong similarities between the cases of Texarkana Moonlight Murders and Zodiac started the theory that it might have been the same killer. Both attacked the couples, usually in their cars on lovers lanes, both used the gun and the knife, both whore similiar masks on their heads and both were commit...
Films, games and books about Texarkana Moonlight Murders
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
1976, United States
Based on a true story of Texarkana killings - masked murderer attacks young couples.