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A 60000 Value r - - slept for the next four days" Practically a member of the family Rodney McCoy moved in to the Walker house on Williams Road in Ben-brook to wait for Carla to be found As far as retired Air Force officer Leighton N Walker was concerned Rodney McCoy was one of his sons Since McCoy started dating their daughter early in the school year Leighton and Charlene Walker attended his football games and set a place for him at the dinner table It was only right that the Western Hills senior should be with Carla's family to face the endless barrage of questions from police sheriff's deputies and FBI agents He should be with the Walkers when word of Carla's fate came That word came on Wednesday Feb 20 A body believed to be that of Carla Walker had been found in a culvert near Benbrook Lake The girl was partially clad and she had been raped and strangled Jim Walker remembers riding with his parents to the morgue that evening to identify the body He remembers hearing his mother scream Rodney McCoy was upstairs when the Walkers came home from the morgue "It was terrible" he said "I remember I collapsed on the floor" C aria Walker's death was a jolt to Fort Worth Benbrook and surrounding communities Police were under tremendous pressure to find the killer The description issued by police was of a clean-cut slender young man about 20 with short-cropped wavy hair who talked with a Texas drawl and stood about 5 feet I I inches The man was wearing a shiny green sleeveless vest and a near-white cowboy hat While police carried on their investigation the Walkers pursued their own inquiry Their phone rang often with leads and they followed them "We would have hired someone to read tea leaves if we thought it would help" said Jim Walker who was a sixth-grader at the time During the year after Carla's death police questioned suspects One was considered a strong possibility but no charges were ever filed A year after Carla disappeared on March 8 burglary Detective JF Terrell arrested a man in a series of burglaries When Terrell and Detective Joe Britt drove up in front of the man's house he was standing in the yard "I called him over to the car and he got in" Terrell said "First thing he said was 'I wondered when you were coming after me for Carla Walker'" The detectives recovered stolen property from the man's house and took him to jail Terrell was concerned with getting his burglary case filed but still the man's words burned in his mind He decided to have a talk with the suspect comers and one of them is a major find Arlington actor Drew Orton — who coincidentally is about the same age as Richard — plays the fiery youth with a mix of bewilderment and I'll-show-'em truculence His tryst at the beach with Muriel played affectingly by Christina Hicks is a wonderful scene The writing is stilted and archaic but charming in a 1906 sort of way It could easily be played as low-camp farce But director Garber opts for honest emotion Past portrayers of Nat Miller Richard's father include George M Cohan and Walter Pidgeon Fort Worth The CRAFT t jumped in the car house he was standing in the yard End of interview from the Walker family after Carla's bowling alley" she "I called him over to the car and he Terrell's theory seemed to fall apart death recently visited them with his but he pounded on got in" Terrell said "First thing he said in 1977 when Jimmy Dean Sasser con- wife and children During his visit to was 'I wondered when you were corn- fessed to killing Carla Walker He was Fort Worth McCoy and Terrell met - called the police ing after me for Carla Walker' " charged and indicted in the crime In a with police investigators For Rodney Carla's The detectives recovered stolen startling conclusion to that chapter of He was glad to learn that police ha-then 19 rode with property from the man's house and the case Sasser was released seven ven't given up on finding Carla's killer pital and Charlene took him to jail Terrell was concerned months later after telling authorities he and that Terrell has remained interest-a car with getting his burglary case filed but was depressed over the breakup of his ed in the case 1 the hospital Rod- still the man's words burned in his marriage and made a false confession "I was really amazed that they ha there so we came mind He decided to have a talk with There have been no charges since ven't forgotten" he said "I'm really 1 don't suppose we the suspect those filed against Sasser happy that someone still cares" ai g t comers and one of them is a major find atre's Rex Bierko is far from intimidat- straw-hatted Yalie with a fondness foi Our Craft Show is 7 Days a week Our Selection is the largest in the Southwest Our Prices are the lowest anywhere Our Crafters are the greatest WHY WAIT FOR WEEKEND SHOWS A Wonderland of Handcrafted Items OPEN 7 DAYS 10 am to 6 pm AZLE BURLESON s RICHLAND HILLS (817) 677-4402 (817) 295-6666 284-4433 (-f-- -' t0t - 3 tek 60 Festival of Hymns Sunday February 18 1990 700 pm The Combined Choirs of Broadway Baptist University Baptist and First Presbyterian Churches of Fort Worth Texas Prnnt4tAinxt Ptnntict rhtirrh Festival of Hymns Sunday February 18 1990 700 pm The Combined Choirs of Broadway Baptist University Baptist and First Presbyterian Churches of Fort Worth Texas Broadway Baptist Church Just South of Downtown Fort Worth I Cindy Lindley left Carla's older sister and "I talked to him about Carla how she was from a good family" Terrell said "I fed on his conscience I told him he wouldn't be able to live with himself so he might as well tell me if he killed her" The man began to sob Again Terrell suggested he clear his conscience and confess "He was crying heavily and I'll never forget it he said 'Well I guess I might as well' " Terrell said Just then Terrell said someone pounded on the door of the room where they were Terrell was needed elsewhere The confession he was seconds from getting never came Police took a search warrant to the man's residence and they found a leaflet on Reugers the type of gun Car-la's assailant had carried "We found where he had pawned Reugers before" Terrell said T t wasn't enough 1 The suspect eventually went to prison and Terrell teamed briefly with Detective George Hudson who had been assigned to the case An employee of the Brunswick Ridglea Bowl picked the burglary suspect's photo out of a lineup indicating he had been in the bowling alley that evening She remembered him wearing a hat and a green vest In February 1976 Terrell and Hudson went to interview the man in prison Terrell adopted the same posture he had used in 1975 "I started the same routine and he just stopped me" Terrell said "He said 'You almost got me with that last time but I've learned some things since then'" End of interview Terrell's theory seemed to fall apart in 1977 when Jimmy Dean Sasser confessed to killing Carla Walker He was charged and indicted in the crime In a startling conclusion to that chapter of the case Sasser was released seven months later after telling authorities he was depressed over the breakup of his marriage and made a false confession There have been no charges since those filed against Sasser atre's Rex Bierko is far from intimidated The undisputed highlight of Bierko's warm and wise portrayal is the scene in which he tries to explain the facts of life to Orton Perennial Fort Worth Theatre favorite Erwin Swint is perfect for the role of Muriel's pompous father His parlor confrontation with Bierko should be terrific — and will be if Swint ever smooths out his halting delivery Fort Worth Theatre's in-house awards include a category for excellence in minor roles Jim Conlee as the SHOW I x '''' - - ( ---ive ' 4 k k 0001' '''4' 1 -''' 414400 e - ' 1""tlists : "it 44 '1z--'' ''' : '6111- ? - - v- 4' 1 --e -1- i r ---dotp "of--: N 1 414 -- 40 1 4r ' fort Worth Star-TelegramBEATRICE TERRAZAS fort Worth Star-TelegramBEATRICE TERRAZAS Charlene Walker Terrell hasn't given up He continues to stay in touch with the Walkers and he talks with police investigators from time to time He wrote police late last year and requested that they look into the Carla Walker case again and specifically at the suspect who he says almost confessed to him in 1975 Police Sgt Paul Kratz said detectives have taken another look at the case recently He believes somebody besides the killer knows who killed Carla Walker After all this time he wishes that person would come forward "There's still a possibility it could be solved" he said "We need physical evidence or a witness who could tie some things together" He said no information should be considered trivial Maybe someone heard something Maybe they saw something Maybe they think they know something "It's hard to believe somebody would do something like that and keep it to themselves" he said Charlene Walker holds that same belief She says finding Carla's killer is all that can ever put the matter to rest Carla's father died exactly two years ago Feb 16 1988 of a massive heart attack Jim Walker worked as a rape crisis volunteer and now he teaches his daughters to be aware and "street smart" Cindy Lindley who was not only Carla's older sister but also her confidante and best friend worries that her own teen-age daughter doesn't see the danger that she knows exists Rodney McCoy who drifted away from the Walker family after Carla's death recently visited them with his wife and children During his visit to Fort Worth McCoy and Terrell met with police investigators He was glad to learn that police haven't given up on finding Carla's killer and that Terrell has remained interested in the case "I was really amazed that they haven't forgotten" he said "I'm really happy that someone still cares" straw-hatted Yalie with a fondness for "swift babes" is a cinch nominee Ah Wilderness! Through Feb 24: 8:15 pm tonight and tomorrow 2:15 pm Sunday 8:15 pm Wednesday-Feb 24 at the Scott Theatre 3505 W Lancaster Ave Tickets: 810 and 812 $4 for senior citizens at Sunday matinee $7 for students at all performances Sunday matinee interpreted for the hearing impaired Information: 738-6509 Watch The Disney Channel's r 1177)771 Tu-7)1717 iT71777 I -4 1 -4 1 If ' JA J j 11 4 LN "igi ii Mickey Mouse Club Weekdays at 4:30PM New Hangin' Fri Cable System Sammons Cable Services: Ft Worth Cleburne Hurst North Richland Hills Keller Storer Cable TV: Grand Prairie Mid-cities Area Arlington Tele Cable To subscribe F 7 — The qVistswe Channel America's Family Network Friday AM February 16 1990 I Fort Worth Star-Telegram I Section 5 Page 3 DOCK REVIEW The trip is than the destination By JEFF GUINN FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM David Carkeet has written some wonderful books and The Full Catastrophe is almost one of them In its 316 pages Carkeet certainly confirms his reputation as one of this country's more imaginative young writers There's just a frustrating sense that this time around he's Bob Dylan crafting a song better suited for a lesser artist The plot is bizarre Iconoclastic linguistics expert Jeremy Cook his cocoonlike think tank having suddenly gone belly-up accepts employment with The Pillow Agency of St Louis an organization he knows nothing about After a series of comic misunderstandings Cook finally meets Roy Pillow the company's founder who explains that his staff acts as live-in marriage counselors Which means that the following day Cook a confirmed bachelor through personal taste and grumpy habit finds himself moving in with Dan and Beth Wilson The Wilsons fear they're heading for divorce and have retained The Pillow Agency as a last resort Cook's sole guideline is the cryptic Pillow Manual an exercise book whose one- or two-word instructions can only be interpreted through daily phone calls to Roy Pillow a man incapable ofgetting to the point of anything So Cook and the Wilsons have to muddle through on their own and a frantic sort of muddling it is Each night Cook slumps on the bed in his garret room and tries to capture in writing what Pillow assures him "The fashions for women sale! spring knits from Liz Allen Petites REG 65 '44 JACKET REG '48 '32 SKIRT REG '35 '24 STRIPED TEE For a limited time get 13 off these fabulous polycotton knits Tops skirts jackets pants and shorts in jade or purple Sale ends Saturday! Fort Worth 6333 Camp Bowie 731-1002 Arlington 3810 S Cooper 47219818 Hurst 117 West Harwood 282-2068 Kids on the Block: Tough Live in Concert Feb 16 5:00PM Anne of Avon lea Sat Feb 17 5:00PM to The Disney Channel call 1 - 800 1 Feb 16 5:00PM Preview I rvices: ne land Hills Keller 31 d-cities Area 22 32 Preview available only to subscribers in participating cable systems and home satellite dish owners who have a descrambler or an RD Some restrictions may apply including additional charges for installation andor basic service Please contact your local cable company for detail& Pro Ilframs subject to change lo'' ©Disney more fun - The Full Catastrophe By David Catkeet Fiction Linden PressSimon 81 Schuster $1895 Horror" of the Wilsons or any other marriage must inevitably be All's not lost though As Cook strug: - gles to understand others he learns about himself An adjunct story line: finds Roy Pillow matchmaking for Cook with mixed results Cook rejects one woman because she : reminds him too much of himself That A point taken he eventually opens upl enough for a mature relationship Cook's eventual discovery of "The' Horror" and how it relates to any mantic commitment is a natural progression amid Carkeet's careening but never out-of-control style of storytelling Even Carkeet's weekly grocery list probably makes good reading The Full Catastrophe is a book most readers-' would enjoy — to a point Life doesn't assure happy endings1 but Carkeet is a good enough writer to have better tied up the story of Dan and Beth Wilson Instead they fly off to a European vacation and a bleak future in an unfinished manner that somehow' spoils the book's conclusion We de: serve a better ending but Carkeet dently decided 316 pages was enough-: The career 300 hitter decided he and we — would have to settle for 275 this time Jeff Guinn is a Star-Tedegram columnist 5'4" and under r re 0 4 ta ' Turn on a full weekend of the magical family television only Disney can deliver r r irrt 1 rrIN I r tr 110 Me me VI 'Sk 4 oiSt 4 tr - Ai 3 tr M :CO '1 -4 !dish s itional — i r detail& DDisney j j: - 4' ark 4 Carole King: Going Home Sun Feb 18 8:00PM Preview Channel 19 31 t 24 34 - 445 - 7000 i:-r-- L' - : ' : i :

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