The Texas Killing Fields.
Crime Scene Location in League City, Texas, United States.
This is the location of the Texas Killing Fields.
It is situated at the corner of Calder Drive and Ervin Street in League City, Texas.
Between 1983 and 1991, an unidentified serial killer dumped the bodies of four women in this rural oil field.
The victims were Heide Villarreal-Fye (23), Laura Miller (16), Audrey Cook (30), and Donna Prudhomme (34).
Cook and Prudhomme were originally nicknamed Jane Doe and Janet Doe, respectively. It wasn't until 2019 that DNA testing uncovered their true identities.
Due to the location, the case is also referred to as the "Calder Road Killings".
Multiple serial killers.
Although Wikipedia and news articles often push the angle that the murders were the work of multiple serial killers, this is a misconception.
According to the FBI, it is likely that the four women found at Calder Drive were murdered by the same person. This is because the odds of two serial killers using the same dumping ground are extremely low.
To put it into perspective, there is currently no known precedent of two killers using the exact same spot.
Over the years, the topic has become muddied by attempts to connect other victims to the four women whose bodies were discovered at this field in League City.
For example, the Wikipedia article about the subject lists 14-year-old Lynette Bibbs as a victim even though her body was found in Cleveland, Texas—a town that is 73 miles away.
All in all, it appears as though dozens of victims have been grouped under the umbrella term "the Texas Killing Fields" on the basis that they were all found within a very large radius of Interstate Highway 45.
This has created the impression that multiple serial killers used the exact same spot as a dumping ground.
However, the original location has always been this oil field in the 3000 block of Calder Drive. It was here that the authorities found the remains of Villarreal-Fye, Miller, Cook, and Prudhomme.
It is likely that these four victims were murdered by the same man. It is also very possible that he is responsible for some of the other killings that occurred along the interstate.
Where are the Texas Killing Fields?
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The full address for this location is:
3535 Calder Drive
The field is about 0.5 miles west of Interstate Highway 45 in League City. Locals know it as Calder Field. The memorial site for the four victims is situated behind the Magnolia Creek Baptist Church on Calder Drive.
Details about the general area.
League City is situated in the southern metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.
Photos of the site and other related images.
Texas Killing Fields.
This is an aerial image of Calder Field in League City.
Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, this area was a lot more desolate than it is today. For example, the neighborhood on the eastern side of Calder Drive wasn't built until recent years.
The red rectangle highlights an old, disused dirt road (A) that was far more prominent at the time. The entrance to this road is on Ervin Street.
Over the years, it has become overgrown.
The memorial site is situated about 650 feet south of the entrance to dirt road A—at the back of the Magnolia Creek Baptist Church.
On the left, you can see another road (B). This connects to a number of interlinked dirt tracks.
It is likely that the killer chose this desolate oil field because he was somewhat familiar with it. When he picked the location, he knew that the odds of someone disturbing him there were very low.
The old dirt road that leads to the memorial site has been largely reclaimed by Mother Nature.
Coordinates: 29.468859, -95.105944
The four victims went missing between 1983 and 1991.
Heide Villarreal-Fye was a 23-year-old cocktail waitress who vanished on October 10th, 1983. At the time, she was walking to a convenience store near the corner of West Main Street and Hobbs Road in League City. It is believed that she was beaten to death.
On September 10th, 1984, 16-year-old Laura Miller disappeared. She was last seen using a pay phone near the exact same store that Villarreal-Fye had planned on walking to.
Audrey Cook (30) went missing at some point in December of 1985. Cook was a mechanic by trade. However, by 1985, she had reportedly started using and selling cocaine.
Donna Prudhomme (34) was last seen in July of 1991. Notably, her disappearance occurred roughly six years after the previous victim went missing. Prudhomme was a frequent patron of bars along NASA Road 1 in Seabrook, which is just 10 miles away. In 1991, she was living in a nearby town called Nassau Bay.
The bodies of Miller and Cook were both found in February of 1986. The discovery of their remains may have convinced the killer that it was too risky to continue using the same site. This might explain the six-year gap between Cook and Prudhomme.
It is also possible that he was incarcerated, working elsewhere, or simply too busy with life commitments.
The first two victims were seemingly picked up (or abducted) near a convenience store on the corner of West Main Street and Hobbs Road.
The two locations are just three miles apart. Judging by Google Maps data, it would have taken the killer less than 10 minutes to drive from the store to Calder Field.
The memorial site is at the back of the Magnolia Creek Baptist Church.
Coordinates: 29.466755, -95.105163
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