Unknown Carl Wills Killer- Texas- 2011 Nov 17, 2016 1:24:28 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 17, 2016 1:24:28 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Houston Chronicle website)
From The Houston Chronicle website:
Five years after the murder of her son, Rhonda Wills' home in Livingston has become a shrine. Sitting in her small living room, images of Carl surround her.
The room's two windows and a chair are covered by throws with Carl Tyrell Wills' image printed on them. One wall holds a line of photos from Carl's infancy through adulthood. Other photos line the floor and a T-shirt reading, "Justice for Carl," is hanging on the wall next to the kitchen.
It's clear Rhonda has not shaken off her child's murder and she vows she never will, especially since the killer's identity remains unknown.
"I try to stay strong each and every day. I want to make sure that whoever is responsible for taking my son's life is held accountable. They chose to play God and take his life," she said. "I won't stop until I get closure and justice for my son."
On Sept. 1, 2011, Carl's body was found by a fisherman in a roadside ditch on CR 2132, also known as Plantation Road, in north Liberty County, just a few miles south of Rye.
Carl, 22, died from gunshot wounds to his back and head, and from all evidence available at the time, it appears he was killed elsewhere and his body dumped on the country road.
Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office tracked down several leads but none led to suspects named and arrested. Five years later, the case is still active and unsolved, according to Sgt. Investigator Billy Knox.
VICTIM'S LAST DAYS
A few days before his murder, Carl was released from the Polk County Jail, having been incarcerated for nearly a month for unpaid traffic tickets.
"He got out of jail on Aug. 27 and was dead by Sept. 1," his mother said.
Rhonda said it was apparent that something was troubling her child after he returned home but he wouldn't open up to her about the details.
"My child had a bad look on his face. I will never forget that look. I could tell something was wrong but I didn't know what and he wouldn't tell me," she said. "I couldn't get it out of him."
On Aug. 30, the last day Rhonda saw her son alive, she found him sitting outside her home at a table, reading his Bible.
"He told me he was fine but I could see it in his eyes. Something was hurting him. I didn't know what," she said.
Rhonda claims she encouraged her son to leave Livingston, Texas, and restart his life in Detroit, Mich., with his father and 2-year-old son.
"I told him, 'Son, there is nothing for you here. You need to leave this place.' He was just finding himself," she said. "He had agreed and was planning to move to Detroit when he was murdered."
The last time Rhonda saw Carl was when he was picked up by a young woman he was dating. His mother believes that Carl's penchant for dating white women might also have been a factor in his murder, though she has no evidence to support that claim.
She clings to the hope that one day the killer's conscience or that of people close to the killer will lead to an arrest. Until then, she vows to remain vigilant.
"There is no such thing as a perfect murder. They are going to get caught. One of these days someone is going to come forward," Rhonda said. "I won't stop until I get justice and find out who did this and look them in the eye."
Glancing up at her son's photo, she continued, "I like to look at my baby's face. He is smiling down on me knowing that I won't rest until his killer is found."
Anyone with information on the murder of Carl Wills is asked to contact the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 936-336-4500.
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