The very next day, another rape happened just across the street from Lisa's house and the circumstances were strikingly similar. The victim was the sister of another cheerleader, Roxy McDonnell, who just happened to be dating Wesley Miller.
"And we had just said to the dad, 'Well, he's built like Wesley. And has arms like Wesley's.' And he says, 'Wesley, come here.' And he said, 'Let me see your arm.' And he pulls his arm over. He said, 'You mean it look just like this?' And we're like, 'Yeah,'" Lisa recalls. "And Wesley yanked his arm back and went upstairs. Without saying a word."
Even Roxy had doubts.
Officer Hicks had reported what Lisa had said, but no one connected the dots. "And it was a situation where if I think if we ignore it, it will go away. That was the impression that I got," he remembers.
Police had a sketch of a man seen fleeing the neighborhood after attacking Lisa. Inexplicably, the police never showed the composite to the victims.
Officer Hicks, at some point, had even made a telltale notation at the bottom on that composite: he wrote "Believed to be Wesley Miller." But Hicks says no one ever questioned Miller.
Then again, Wesley's friends, and not even his victims, could imagine he had anything to do with these crimes.
Amy Moody went to Castleberry High with Retha Stratton, a pal since childhood. The longtime friends graduated in 1981, ready to take on the world. "And we couldn't wait for that day that we graduated so that we could be on our own," Amy remembers.
They moved into a small house, blissfully unaware that a rapist in the area was targeting one-time-cheerleaders, although they had heard some rumors about the rapes.
Amy and Retha changed the locks on their new place, but six weeks had passed since Lisa and her neighbor were raped. Nothing had happened and fears faded.
"Everything got quiet again and that week was the first time that she had started comin' back home by herself again," Amy recalls.
But on Jan. 21, 1982, Amy came home only to make a horrendous discovery.
"She was on the floor. Like maybe he had pushed her in the closet and the closet door opened so she fell out. And she was completely bloody. The knife was still, he had left the knife stickin' in her chest. He had slit her wrists. Her panties were wadded up in her mouth," Amy remembers.
Fort Worth Police Detective Dennis Timmons was first on the scene. "You could follow the blood trail easily out of the living room into the hallway and into Retha's bedroom, and into the closet, and where her body was found," he recalls.
Retha had been stabbed 38 times with a kitchen knife. "She had a look on her face as if to say, you know, 'Vindicate me. I wasn't supposed to die this way.' And I'll never forget that," Timmons remembers.
It took the detective only five hours to zero in on his one and only suspect: Wesley Miller.
A neighbor had seen Wesley's pick-up near Retha's house at the time of the murder. Police determined that Retha was killed in the late afternoon, between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. Shortly after that, Wesley showed up at his girlfriend Roxy's house nearby.
"She lets him in the house. He goes to the bathroom, and she can hear him lock the door. And she said that was unusual for him to lock the door," Timmons explains.
Even more unusual, Wesley asked Roxy to wash his jeans, which had blood on them. "He had told her that he had been playing touch football with some of his friends and brothers friends and one of the boys had gotten a nose bleed and bled on them," Timmons tells Spencer.
But after they heard of Retha's murder, Roxy's parents turned the jeans over to the police.
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