Behavior: The Runaways: A National Problem

"Why, I could do a better job with a troop of Boy Scouts," says Everett Wai-drop, a burly, tattooed carpenter whose sons Donald, 17, and Jerry, 15, were among the victims of Dean CorH's sex-murder orgies. Like other anguished parents, he is bitter about the failure of the Houston police to recognize that something strange had been going on in the Heights section of the city—and to do something about it. Waldrop charges that 13 boys disappeared from the same neighborhood around the same time in early 1971, but that the police were lax in searching for his sons.

"We anticipated the...

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