Episode Forty-Seven: The Fort Worth Three

Episode Forty-Seven: The Fort Worth Three

On the morning of December 23 1974, three girls from three different families set out on a shopping trip in Fort Worth. They were supposed to be home by 4pm but they never returned.

At first, police said the girls had simply run away, but the parents protested. As if to document the police's theory, a letter arrived the next morning. The letter raised more questions than answers.

The eyewitness accounts also raised a mountain of questions. Did the girls leave with someone they knew? If they were running away, why would they buy presents and leave them in the car? Was there a conspiracy, a setup, a plan to get one of the girls? All of them? Did something innocent take a sinister twist?

Thank you for Lanie from True Crime Fan Club for providing the voice of the letter. 

Some of our research

The Trail Went Cold episode

Official website

The Charley Project

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