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reported events that occurred at 5909 Glenmont Drive on July 27th, 1979

Two women murdered two weeks apart in 1979: Orchard Apartments, now known as Las Americas apartments. On July 27, 1979, 33-year-old Alys Elaine Rankin was found naked, bound and decapitated. The head has never been recovered despite extensive efforts. Exactly two weeks later, the body of Mary Michael Calcutta was found two floors above Rankin's apartment. The woman was found in her bathroom, fully clothed, but she had been stabbed, and her throat was cut. Both murders remain unsolved.

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Horrific killings in 1979 left bodies headless

Thousands of people fleeing crumbling Rust Belt economies were pouring into the Bayou City. A killer was stalking and murdering young women and men, sexually assaulting some of them and violently slashing their throats. [...] in two shocking murders, the killer made off with the victim's head. There are no suspects, no fingerprint or forensic evidence to help develop a suspect, and the most rudimentary of theories. Was there a cold-blooded serial killer with a compulsion to collect human heads at work in Houston? A trail of blood tracked from the side of the bed, where the killer set down her head, out the apartment door and down to the parking lot, where police believed he placed it in a car. Calcutta's family, who in 1980 offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her killer's arrest, have stayed in touch with Houston police. Park police officers who responded that night told residents no blood was found on the porch and said they had mistaken firecrackers for gunshots. Around the same time that day, Houston police were called to a used car lot in the 4200 block of Mangum where the sales manager found a blood-smeared white Dodge. In 2010, cold case investigators submitted physical evidence from the two sets of murders involving headless victims to a private lab for testing, but no DNA was recovered, Motard said. The prevailing theory is the Orchard Apartment murders of Rankin and Calcutta were committed by the same killer.


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