Searching for more victims of the ‘Candyman Killer’

PASADENA — Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch are digging in Pasadena and looking for more victims of Dean Corll, the notorious ‘Candyman Killer.’

“There’s still families out there. Their sons and daughters are still missing.”

The disturbing story spans nearly 50 years. David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley helped lure dozens of boys for Dean Corll — Candyman — who would then sexually torture and brutally killed them. In the 70s police found dozens of victims.


Mrs. Martinez lives down the street and this was her first time hearing the horrifying story.

“Knowing that it was boys and teenagers, you know, I always tell my kids to be safe.”

Reporter: “You’re driving past and you see Texas Equusearch out here, what are your thoughts?”

“I’m mind-blown man. I’m almost 30 years old and I’ve been hearing about this stuff since I was 8 or 9 man. I’m just kind of mind-blown still.”

No human remains were uncovered Wednesday, but..

“Wayne says there’s more out there,” said Miller.

Texas Equusearch believes at least 20 more bodies may be out there. And while taking on a case — nearly half a century old — will be tough. Tim says if they even find one victim — it’ll be worth it.

“If there’s something here, let’s hope we find it,” said Miller. “If not, the neighborhood can rest in peace. There’s nothing here.”

The crew has a half a day of digging left.

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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