When a young Texan woman fails to return home after a late night of waiting tables, her car is found—bloody and stranded—in the heart of the notorious Texas Killing Fields. A drunken confession to a 911 dispatcher leads to the untangling of a twisted story, but still no body, in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources referenced in this episode:

Missing Pieces: A Killer’s Secret (KHOU11)

The Charley Project: Shelley Kathleen Sikes

Index Crime Analysis 3: Murder (Texas DPS)

Zwarst v. State: Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston, Fourteenth District Nov 30, 1989 (via casetext.com)

Man Convicted in One of ‘I-45 Killings’ Cases Dies in Prison (Dallas Police News)

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