Elmer Wayne Henley

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
  • Culture

    December 5, 2013

    Real Horror: Local Filmmaker Brings the Horrific Crimes of Dean Corll to the Silver Screen

    Homosexual rape, torture and a graveyard of dead boys. A filmmaker decides to step away from fiction and delve into Houston's infamous Dean Corll rape-torture-murder case.

  • News

    November 29, 2012

    Pancho and Shorty

    Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Houston Babylon

    Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Cover Story: Houston Babylon, a Collection of Houston's Creepiest Tales

    After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me to include them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Local Filmmaker Discovers Unknown Dean Corll/Elmer Wayne Henley Victim

    Local filmmaker Josh Vargas set out to make a movie about the life of Houston serial killer Dean Corll, and ended up discovering evidence of a never-before identified victim. Now he and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences are hoping you will be able to identify him. Forty years ago, Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    To Keep Your Daughter Out Of Jail, What Not To Name Her Is Crystal-Clear

    ‚ÄčThe other day, Hair Balls was discussing the case of Crystal Sosa with a friend.Sosa is a young prostitute. Two years ago, her dead infant was discovered stashed in the freezer of the motel where she was staying with her boyfriend. She was eventually convicted of nothing more serious than attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Houston 101: Summer Of The Candy Man

    ‚ÄčThe late summer of 1973 was a strange, strange time in Houston. The handiwork of a sadistic mass murderer had been discovered, and as more and more bodies were found, the city and the local media couldn't get enough.Says one former Houstonian who was there:  When this thing broke, in early A ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Visitors' Guide

    Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Docket Rockers

    Five lawyers and a homicide detective want to give you Death By Injection

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Serial Killers On-line

    Victim advocates condemn sales of murder-related items

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

  • Culture

    June 4, 1998
  • News

    April 9, 1998
  • News

    March 26, 1998

    To Die For

    A mass murderer forges a strange union with Houston crime victims

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    January 30, 1997

    Killer Art

    Elmer Wayne Henley has some pictures he wants you to see

  • News

    January 25, 1996


    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    August 11, 1994
  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Talk Radio Takes Aim at the Bad Guys

    Dan's the man behind a new anti-crime group