‘Texas Killing Fields’: Clyde Hedrick’s friend shares new details in unsolved case of EquuSearch founder’s daughter
A man claiming to be an associate of convicted murderer Clyde Edwin Hedrick showed Tim Miller where the pair allegedly “dumped a lot of things” in Texas’ infamous “Killing Fields” and where Hedrick allegedly stalked Miller’s daughter before she disappeared .
It was an off-the-beaten-track area near her old home that “no one knew she went to,” Miller told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview.
Since April 2022, the man has met Miller several times to drive along Interstate 45 on the coast of League City, Texas to Calder Road. Miller’s 16-year-old daughter Laura was found dead there in 1986.
“He said, ‘Here. Stop right here. Stop right here,'” Miller said. “So I pulled over and he kept staring out the window and said, ‘We dumped something right there.’ I said that’s where Laura was dumped.
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“He said, ‘I don’t know what it was, but we threw something in there.’ So I asked him, ‘How many times have you been out here?’ He said, ‘Clyde and I used to come here and throw stuff away.'”
They were looking at a 25-acre piece of land that was the subject of Netflix’s true crime documentary titled Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields, where 30 bodies – mostly women, between the ages of 12 and 25 – were found 1970s.
Miller declined to name the man who claimed to be Hedrick’s associate, citing the man’s cooperation with law enforcement while investigations into “Killing Fields” cases, including Laura’s, remain active.
No one has been criminally charged Laura’s kidnapping and death in 1984, but Miller has long suspected Hedrick. Miller won a $24 million wrongful death lawsuit against him after Hedrick failed to show up for the civil trial, according to authorities and court records.
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The criminal process remains open and active, Galveston County District Attorney said Jack Roady in July 2022 after Miller won the civil suit. “Clyde Hedrick was not excluded as a suspect in this investigation,” Roady said.
Miller and the man, who said he had been with Hedrick for years, continued their drive when Miller asked him where Hedrick used to live.
“We drove into Dickinson and stopped in front of a house that was only two doors down from the house we just moved out of,” Miller said. “He kept staring at that house and said that Clyde lived here. And then he said to me, ‘One day maybe you’ll know what happened in that house.’”
They drove a few hundred yards, turned left and then right, Miller said, and then the man told him to stop.
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“He said, ‘You see that forest over there … That’s where Clyde used to hide and watch Laura,'” Miller said. “Well, there was a cemetery there that was right next to Dickinson Bayou, which is three blocks from our house, and Laura went there and hung out at the cemetery.
“It was a quiet little place and no one knew Laura was doing that. When he told me that, I said (to myself), ‘This guy is real./’”
Then Miller took the man to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. He said he couldn’t go into detail about what was said during the interview because it was part of an active investigation.
But Miller asked the man why it took him so long to say anything, and he told Miller it was just three of them – he, Hedrick and another man who had recently died – and he feared they would him kill.
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What law enforcement officials may use as evidence or testimony in a potential criminal case involving Laura’s death is unknown because heavy drug use has caused the man’s memory to fade over the years and his health to deteriorate, Miller said.
Laura’s case appears to be as cold as ever, according to Miller, who met with authorities last week and was “more frustrated than I’ve been in many years.”
Meanwhile, Hedrick, who has been convicted of other crimes over the years, including a 2014 manslaughter conviction in the 1984 death of Ellen Ray Beason, was released for mandatory custody on Oct. 4, 2021, according to the Texas Department of Justice.
Hedrick is scheduled to remain under GPS leg-monitored surveillance until April 3, 2033, but he may be exempted from that requirement this month, the Texas Department of Justice confirmed.
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It’s part of the program he’s a part of, where clients can be screened for layoffs every six months to a year.
As of Jan. 31, the Board of Pardons and Paroles had not received a request on Hedrick’s behalf, the state Department of Criminal Justice said.
Miller is concerned about Hedrick’s possible release from parole. Hedrick is 68, but Miller said, “He’s healthier now than when he was arrested.”
“If he gets out, he’s going to kill again,” Miller said.
Hedrick could not be reached for this story.
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Miller expressed doubts his daughter’s murder would be solved and questioned the authenticity of authorities when they said they were still investigating, but he continues to bring them potential witnesses and evidence.
A little over 20 years ago, he founded Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer search and rescue organization that has helped missing persons cases across the country.
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Since its inception, the group has helped more than 2,000 cases Retrieve 428 missing persons alive and the remains of 326 deceased victims, according to its website.
The group recently supported high-profile cases, including those of Dylan Rounds, the 19-year-old Utah farmer who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in May, and Summer Wells, the 6-year-old Tennessee who disappeared from her parents’ jail. home last summer.
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