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coach will be Tuesday will in C. at Lone members Spence and Mrs. Elsie CV Man Charged In Woman's Death a the m p e r a t u r e at CHANNEL-VIEW (Sp)-Gilbert (Sp)-Gilbert Douglas (Doug) Gatlin, a 25-year-old Channelview man, has been charged in the court of Justice of the Peace N. 0. Morrison with the murder of a woman whose nude body was found Monday under a trunk in Deussen Park near Lake Houston. Houston. The victim was identified as Joyce Jackson Hudgins, 34, of 5319 Gaston in Houston. Gatlin, whose address was listed as 737 Norell in Channelview, Channelview, was charged in Morrison's Morrison's court at 11:45 p.m. Monday. Monday. Officers said the charge stemmed from a county investigation investigation which overlapped with that of Houston homicide officers. officers. The body was found inside inside the Houston city limits around 5:50 p.m. by two fishermen. fishermen. Homicide detective G. R. Neal said the upper part of the body had been covered by the trunk, while one arm was covered covered by leaves. A plastic bag was also used in an effort to hide the body, which was located located 20 feet from Deussen Parkway, officers said. James Sherlock, 33, of 9012 Kelburn and John Hensley, 41 of 8501 Caddo found the body The woman was identified by county officers from a driver's license found with some of the Hudgins woman's belongings in the garbage at Gatlin's apartment Monday morning police said. Deputy Wes Schultea said ie trunk used to hide the elonged to Gatlin. He said atlin, a machinist, admitted leeting the woman Saturday ight in a bar and that the later had a fight at his home. Schultea said he and his artner, George Ransom, first earned of the missing woman hen Gatlin's estranged wife ,arol turned in some clothes and other belongings to au- horities including the Hudgins Oman's driver's license. Officers said Gatlin was ound Monday afternoon in the wme of a friend in Northeast Houston. Schultea said Gatlin ias taken sleeping pills and as hard to understand. Schultea said Gatlin did admit admit having the fight with the woman and cleaning blood from the floor in his home. County officers speculated ttx woman had been struck in ead and strangled. A full report is due following an au- opsy. the or Heart For Baytown Baytown volunteers Sunday will conduct the American Heart Association's residential campaign, Mrs. Sue Moody, Baytown Heart Sunday chairman, chairman, announced Tuesday. "The campaign has a twofold twofold purpose," Mrs. Moody

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  1. The Baytown Sun,
  2. 15 Feb 1972, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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