Last known victim of “Candy Man” still nameless
The Houston, Texas neighborhood known as “The Heights” was the setting of a series of murders in the early 1970s, the likes of which had never been seen before. Dean “The Candy Man” Corll and two young accomplices abducted, tortured and murdered at least 29 young boys. They then buried the bodies in three different locations, including a boat storage facility.
While Corll was killed before his crimes were discovered, the two accomplices were able to provide law enforcement with some details about the crimes. One by one, each victim was identified and their families were notified.
At first, the identifications came quickly, but they eventually slowed until only one child was left to be identified. After 40 years, the identity of the last known victim is still unknown.
The victim was a white male between the ages of 15 and 19 years old and stood between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall. He had dark brown hair, approximately 7 inches in length, and may have suffered from a minor from of Spina Bifida. This image shows what the victim may have looked like.
He was found wearing a knotted leather ankle bracelet and brown leather cowboy boots with “NEOLITE” on the heel.
He was also wearing dark blue corduroy pants and multi-colored stripped Catalina swim trunks with a belt.
The victim was wearing a khaki long-sleeved shirt that had a large peace symbol and a flag. The back of the shirt contained the lettering “L84MF.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children refers to this victim as John Houston Doe 1973. Can you give him a name?