Barbara Gibson | Author

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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.


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