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KENS 5 San Antonio
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted an hour ago
tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he crossed. Vail goes on trial Aug. 8 in Lake Charles, Louisiana — the oldest prosecution of a serial-killer suspect in U.S. history. Vail is charged in the 1962... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Westlake chief: Suspect beats stroke victim over the head with his own caneA Lake Charles woman is accused of hitting a 61-year-old man - who had suffered
Westlake chief: Suspect beats stroke victim over the head with his own cane
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 hours ago
A Lake Charles woman is accused of hitting a 61-year-old man - who had suffered two strokes - over the head several times with his own cane, authorities said. Kim M. Ortego, 31, of Lake Charles, has been arrested on charges of aggravated... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Lake Charles church members respond to attack of French priestthroat of Father Jacques Hamel. It was a heartbreaking, unthinkable crime. Thou
Lake Charles church members respond to attack of French priest
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 hours ago
throat of Father Jacques Hamel. It was a heartbreaking, unthinkable crime. Though it happened thousands of miles away from Lake Charles, churchgoers at Immaculate Conception still question whether an attack could occur at their church. "I think we... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 5 hours ago
tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he crossed. Vail goes on trial Aug. 8 in Lake Charles, Louisiana — the oldest prosecution of a serial-killer suspect in U.S. history. Vail is charged in the 1962... Read more
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11 News Houston
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?
11 News Houston / Posted 5 hours ago
tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he crossed. Vail goes on trial Aug. 8 in Lake Charles, Louisiana — the oldest prosecution of a serial-killer suspect in U.S. history. Vail is charged in the 1962... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he
GONE: A serial killer in Mississippi?
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 5 hours ago
tells the story of Mississippi native Felix Vail and the people whose paths he crossed. Vail goes on trial Aug. 8 in Lake Charles, Louisiana — the oldest prosecution of a serial-killer suspect in U.S. history. Vail is charged in the 1962... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Westlake police chief: Suspect beats stroke victim over the head with his own caneA Lake Charles woman is accused of hitting a 61-year-old man - who had suffered
Westlake police chief: Suspect beats stroke victim over the head with his own cane
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 6 hours ago
A Lake Charles woman is accused of hitting a 61-year-old man - who had suffered two strokes - over the head several times with his own cane, authorities said. Kim M. Ortego, 31, of Lake Charles, has been arrested on charges of aggravated... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Chennault director: AAR plans to 'reduce footprint' at airportAAR in Lake Charles plans to reduce its services and the number of people it em
Chennault director: AAR plans to 'reduce footprint' at airport
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 hours ago
AAR in Lake Charles plans to reduce its services and the number of people it employs, the head of Chennault International Airport said. AAR plans to lay off around 100 employees and give up Hangar H, but will maintain hangars D, E and F, said Randy... Read more
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ABC News
When 3 Women Disappear, Suspicion Falls on the Same Man They All Lovedsome reason, we didn't care for him, I do remember that." Mary and Vail marrie
When 3 Women Disappear, Suspicion Falls on the Same Man They All Loved
ABC News / Posted 8 hours ago
some reason, we didn't care for him, I do remember that." Mary and Vail married in 1961 and started their life together in Lake Charles, Louisiana. After one year of marriage,they had a baby boy named Billy and thought there was another baby on the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Sulphur man pleads guilty to providing false information to employerhas pleaded guilty to submitting a false certification to perform inspections o
Sulphur man pleads guilty to providing false information to employer
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 hours ago
has pleaded guilty to submitting a false certification to perform inspections on a nuclear module being constructed at a Lake Charles construction yard. Joseph B. Burnworth pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 11 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 11 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 12 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Marshland Festival Friday and Saturday at Civic CenterThe 27th annual Marshland Festival is being held Friday and Saturday at the Lak
Marshland Festival Friday and Saturday at Civic Center
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 12 hours ago
The 27th annual Marshland Festival is being held Friday and Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The festival will have nonstop music as numerous bands and musicians are lined up to perform. With Zydeco, oldies, Cajun and country music, the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 12 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 12 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 12 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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USA Today
Gone - Chapter 2: 'I Really Did Kill Her'of LSD possession. California authorities shared their information with Louisi
Gone - Chapter 2: 'I Really Did Kill Her'
USA Today / Posted 12 hours ago
of LSD possession. California authorities shared their information with Louisiana authorities. The district attorney in Lake Charles who had chosen not to seek charges in Mary Vail’s death once again passed on prosecuting Vail. Bill returned to... Read more
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USA Today
Gone - Chapter 1: Something Awfuland a boat. I’m dating about 20 women.” Slender and 6 feet tall, he drove his
Gone - Chapter 1: Something Awful
USA Today / Posted 12 hours ago
and a boat. I’m dating about 20 women.” Slender and 6 feet tall, he drove his Karmann Ghia convertible to nearby Lake Charles, where he hung out at the country club and strolled across the McNeese State College campus, searching for the... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
Cuffs & Hoses: Westlake Police, Fire departments lend a hand to LifeSharethe area so we provide blood to our surrounding areas.” According to Williams t
Cuffs & Hoses: Westlake Police, Fire departments lend a hand to LifeShare
Southwest Daily News / Posted 12 hours ago
the area so we provide blood to our surrounding areas.” According to Williams this includes, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, Lake Charles, and Jeff Davis and Allen parishes, among others. At times the line was out the door and though there was a... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
The Investigators: New Roads mayor case heads to grand jurySalt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Houston, Da
The Investigators: New Roads mayor case heads to grand jury
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 12 hours ago
Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Houston, Dallas, and hotel stays in New Orleans, Lake Charles and even in New Roads. The 9News Investigators have learned several subpoenas went out Thursday, July 28 to the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Father arrested in death of infantfather of a 4-month-old who was found deceased has been arrested on a charge of
Father arrested in death of infant
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 13 hours ago
father of a 4-month-old who was found deceased has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, authorities said. Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon announced that Thursday that his office was searching for Larry D. Champ, 40. He also... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone: One wife dead, two missing in case of Felix Vailnarrative involves more than four years of research and reporting on the life o
Gone: One wife dead, two missing in case of Felix Vail
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 13 hours ago
narrative involves more than four years of research and reporting on the life of Felix Vail, who goes on trial Aug. 8 in Lake Charles, La. — a case marking the oldest prosecution of a suspected serial killer in U.S. history. The psychic reeled... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
New Roads mayor case heads to grand jurySalt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Houston, Da
New Roads mayor case heads to grand jury
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 13 hours ago
Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Houston, Dallas, and hotel stays in New Orleans, Lake Charles and even in New Roads. The 9News Investigators have learned several subpoenas went out Thursday, July 28 to the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Police looking for father of 4-month-old found deadLAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles police say the mother of a 4-month-old in
Police looking for father of 4-month-old found dead
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 17 hours ago
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles police say the mother of a 4-month-old infant who died earlier this month faces a charge of second-degree murder. Police say they are looking for the infant's father. Police Chief Don Dixon says 25-year-old... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Bringing color to the color blindpercent of those with red-green color vision deficiencies, something optometris
Bringing color to the color blind
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 17 hours ago
percent of those with red-green color vision deficiencies, something optometrist, Rick McGuirt with 20/20 Vision Clinic in Lake Charles says can affect one in 12 men. "They either get in trouble in the green hues or they get in a little bit of... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Bringing color to the color blindpercent of those with red-green color vision deficiencies, something optometris
Bringing color to the color blind
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 18 hours ago
percent of those with red-green color vision deficiencies, something optometrist, Rick McGuirt with 20/20 Vision Clinic in Lake Charles says can affect one in 12 men. "They either get in trouble in the green hues or they get in a little bit of... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 23 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 23 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 23 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 23 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 23 hours ago
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being soughthas been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was fou
Mother arrested in connection with death of 4-month-old, father being sought
KXXV Waco / Posted yesterday
has been arrested and police are searching for the father, after a baby was found deceased with alcohol in his system. Lake Charles police shared details on the investigation with reporters at a news conference on Thursday. "For a child to... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 9: Not Giving Up Hope For Justicehe said, is Vail confessed to a lot of people. “They didn’t believe him — I did
Gone - Chapter 9: Not Giving Up Hope For Justice
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
he said, is Vail confessed to a lot of people. “They didn’t believe him — I did.” On Aug. 8, 2016, Vail goes on trial in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Rob Fremont, Bruce Biedebach and Gina Frenzel are among the witnesses against him. Pathologists... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 8: Freed Their Spiritsit. He didn’t even risk going to the funeral.” So where was Vail now? Columbus
Gone - Chapter 8: Freed Their Spirits
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
it. He didn’t even risk going to the funeral.” So where was Vail now? Columbus police didn’t know. The sheriff’s office in Lake Charles didn’t know. Even his own family didn’t know. Frenzel said Vail had talked about leaving and living in... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 5: Silent Sorrowdown at a typewriter and typed every word she could remember from their talk. S
Gone - Chapter 5: Silent Sorrow
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
down at a typewriter and typed every word she could remember from their talk. She later telephoned the public library in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The librarian there was familiar with the 1962 drowning of Vail’s first wife, Mary. She recalled... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 7: Rage In His Eyeson, but he said he never forgot what Vail told him. “It’s like 9/11. Some thing
Gone - Chapter 7: Rage In His Eyes
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
on, but he said he never forgot what Vail told him. “It’s like 9/11. Some things stick in your mind.” I returned to Lake Charles, still puzzled by how Vail dodged a murder indictment in 1962. Will Horton, whose sister, Mary, had died,... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 6: Dark Waterbehind? Rose shared the 1962 autopsy report on Vail’s wife, Mary, and a stack
Gone - Chapter 6: Dark Water
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
behind? Rose shared the 1962 autopsy report on Vail’s wife, Mary, and a stack of newspaper clippings on her drowning in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Vail told deputies that he and his wife had gone trotline fishing on the Calcasieu River, that she... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 2: 'I Really Did Kill Her'of LSD possession. California authorities shared their information with Louisi
Gone - Chapter 2: 'I Really Did Kill Her'
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
of LSD possession. California authorities shared their information with Louisiana authorities. The district attorney in Lake Charles who had chosen not to seek charges in Mary Vail’s death once again passed on prosecuting Vail. Bill returned to... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gone - Chapter 1: Something Awfuland a boat. I’m dating about 20 women.” Slender and 6 feet tall, he drove his
Gone - Chapter 1: Something Awful
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
and a boat. I’m dating about 20 women.” Slender and 6 feet tall, he drove his Karmann Ghia convertible to nearby Lake Charles, where he hung out at the country club and strolled across the McNeese State College campus, searching for the... Read more
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Times of Malta
Shell misses expectations with 70% earnings plungein the current oil price environment. For the second half of 2016, Shell warne
Shell misses expectations with 70% earnings plunge
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
in the current oil price environment. For the second half of 2016, Shell warned its upstream earnings could be impacted by production losses in Nigeria. Shell has also deferred a final investment decision on its Lake Charles LNG plant in... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Take your pooch to 'Yappy Hour' on Saturdayare invited to attend the "Yappy Hour" fundraiser 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at
Take your pooch to 'Yappy Hour' on Saturday
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
are invited to attend the "Yappy Hour" fundraiser 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Rikenjaks Brewing Company, 3716 Ryan St., Lake Charles. Hosted by Pin-Up Pooch mobile pet grooming and Rikenjaks Brewing Co. from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, it's a... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Delay expected in Felix Vail trialuntil next year because his lawyer has stepped down. The trial of the Mississi
Delay expected in Felix Vail trial
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
until next year because his lawyer has stepped down. The trial of the Mississippi native had been set for Nov. 16 in Lake Charles, but Vail’s lawyer, Ben Cormier, moved to withdraw from the case. The judge has granted his request, and Vail... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Vail's ex-wife raises more questionswonder if other women could be victims. "I was shocked when she said it," said
Vail's ex-wife raises more questions
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
wonder if other women could be victims. "I was shocked when she said it," said Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland of Lake Charles, La., who conducted the interview at the Tupelo Police Department. Vail, 74, a native of Montpelier in Clay... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Former buddy calls admission shockinginto the water but was unable to save her. Mary's brother, Will Horton, said V
Former buddy calls admission shocking
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
into the water but was unable to save her. Mary's brother, Will Horton, said Vail kept the boat docked at Shell Beach on Lake Charles, which the river flows into. He regularly waterskied with Vail on Lake Charles, he said. "It was a ski boat, not... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Okla. couple makes surprising discoverykept these things and hid them away shows that she's dead and he took her life.
Okla. couple makes surprising discovery
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
kept these things and hid them away shows that she's dead and he took her life." Vail's defense attorney, Ben Cormier of Lake Charles, La., would not comment on the matter. Although Vail has been investigated in the 1984 disappearance of his... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Years later, wife of Vail friend drowns, toothe last known person to see three women alive — his first wife, Mary Horton Va
Years later, wife of Vail friend drowns, too
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
the last known person to see three women alive — his first wife, Mary Horton Vail, who drowned in the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles, La., in 1962; his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Hensley, who disappeared in 1973, and his next wife, Annette... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Friends recall spousal abuse by Felix Vailpublished its investigative report, "Gone," on Vail in November, the Calcasieu
Friends recall spousal abuse by Felix Vail
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
published its investigative report, "Gone," on Vail in November, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department in Lake Charles, La., reopened the 1962 drowning death of his wife, Mary, a former homecoming queen from Eunice, La. Leonard... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Suspected serial killer Felix Vail arrested in death of wifein 1984. An intensive investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Departme
Suspected serial killer Felix Vail arrested in death of wife
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
in 1984. An intensive investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department and district attorney's office in Lake Charles, La., led to Vail's arrest. "What a birthday present," said Mary Vail's brother, Will Horton, when he was... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
La. authorities question Vailor disappearances of three women. Vail was the last known person to see three
La. authorities question Vail
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
or disappearances of three women. Vail was the last known person to see three women alive — his wife, Mary, who drowned in Lake Charles, La., in 1962; his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Hensley, who disappeared in 1973; and his second wife, Annette,... Read more
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