Unknown Kevin Wheel Killer- California- 1991 Mar 27, 2017 1:04:42 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 27, 2017 1:04:42 GMT -5
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From Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: (slightly reformatted for easier reading)
Real Name: Kevin Wheel
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Hawaiian Gardens, California
Date: May 3, 1991
Details: Kevin Wheel lived in the Los Angeles suburb of Lakewood, California. Lakewood is located near Hawaiian Gardens, a city with a hotbed of gang activity. Some of his friends were in gangs. On May 3, 1991, at around 11:30pm, after an evening with friends, he was driving home when a car pulled up behind him and opened fire killing him. He was struck twice to the head and three times to the back. His mother and father started a flier crusade to bring his killer to justice, but the police have met nothing but silence in finding the killers. Kevin's murder has never been solved.
Kevin's parents went to psychic James Van Praagh to help find more information about their son's death. They intentionally sat on different sides of the room, and James immediately said that Teresa and Stan, Kevin's parents, were married to each other and they wanted to know about their son, even though James was not told anything about it. James then said that he saw a "K" and said that their son's name was Kevin. However, skeptic Michaer Shermer claimed that because Teresa had a necklace with the letter K on it helped James pick out his name. However, Kevin's parents are convinced that James spoke to their son Kevin from beyond the grave.
Suspects: The suspects are described as four Hispanic males driving a white compact car. They are believed to be gang members from a rival gang in nearby Artesia.
Extra Notes: This segment about Kevin's murder originally ran on the May 11, 1994 episode. The case was also featured in a segment about psychic James Van Praagh which aired on February 3, 1995.
Official Unsolved Mysteries website page on the case: unsolved.com/archives/kevin-wheel
Thoughts? Kevin's case has never aired on America's Most Wanted to the best of my knowledge but it is being placed in the Unsolved on TV section since, as noted above, it has aired on Unsolved Mysteries.
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