Post by Scumhunter on Jun 14, 2016 13:47:34 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: beaumontenterprise.com via Texas DPS)
From the Beaumount Enterprise website (beaumontenterprise.com):
The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking information in the unsolved murder of a Groves resident that took place in 1989.
United States Marine Pfc. Greg William Ivey, 20, was last seen on May 8, 1989, when his father dropped him off at Houston Intercontinental Airport for a flight back to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a release from DPS.
"However, records indicate that Ivey never boarded his departing flight and never reported to Camp Lejeune," the release states.
One of Ivey's friends said that he received a phone call on May 10 from Ivey, who said he was hitchhiking back to Groves.
But Ivey never made it back to Groves. In August of the same year, his remains were discovered in about 10 miles southeast of Warren off of FM 2827 in Tyler County, according to DPS. Authorities determined that Ivey was murdered.
Ivey was last seen wearing a white shirt, Levi's jeans, gray "roper" boots and a western hat, according to DPS.
Ivey's case is the featured case for the month of June by the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team, created to assist law enforcement agencies in investigating unsolved murders and crimes that could be linked.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jun 14, 2016 17:45:52 GMT -5
Whenever a murder victim was last known to have been hitchhiking, either the robbery or sexual assault motive seems to be the most likely reason for those types of murders. Since William Ivey was an adult male, robbery would seem more likely, but criminals have been known to sexual assault adult men in certain occasions as well (John Wayne Gacy, Steven Kraft, etc.)
Hopefully the Texas Department Of Public Safety's publicity campaign on this case can help get new decent leads that will result in an arrest.