Dean Arnold Corll

Dean Arnold Corll

Waynedale, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Death 8 Aug 1973 (aged 33)
Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 8499897 · View Source
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Murderer/Murder Victim. Along with his teenage accomplices, David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, Dean Corll killed 27 young men and boys in a three-year period. His crimes went undiscovered until August 8, 1973, when Henley killed him in what he claimed was self-defense. Henley and Brooks took police to the burial sites of the boys' bodies: 17 in Corll's rented boat shed, 4 near Corll's father's vacation cabin at Lake Sam Rayburn, and 6 more on High Island Beach. Until this crime spree was surpassed by that of John Wayne Gacy's in 1978, it was the highest murder body count in American history. The case was recounted in the books "The Man With The Candy" and "Mass Murder In Houston."

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