The Orchard Apartment Murders and the Butcher of Houston

The first half of 1979 kept Houston Police’s homicide department busier than they’d ever been; the year had already broken records for the most violent crimes and murders the city had ever seen. The second half was no different with a series of murders taking place between the end of July and the first several days of October that were so gruesome, so violent in nature – two beheadings and two victims who were almost decapitated – that Houstonians were in fear and the police were scrambling to protect their citizens. No one was ever brought to justice for the murders of five individuals who would become synonymous with the name “The Orchard Apartment murders.” Were they connected? You can find our guest, retired Houston homicide Sgt Brian Foster’s book used for this ep at:https://www.amazon.com/dp/0983707375/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_8XwKDbNF5RDPFLink to this week’s sponsor, Native:https://www.nativecos.comUse Promo Code: gonecoldYou can support gone cold podcast – texas true crime at https://www.patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching gone cold podcast#JusticeForAlysRankin #JusticeForMaryCalcutta #JusticeForDorisThreadgill #JusticeForJoannHuffman #JusticeForRobertSpangenberger #Houston #HoustonTX #OrchardApartmentMurders #Texas #TrueCrime #TexasTrueCrime #Unsolved #ColdCase #UnsolvedMurder

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