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Texarkana's Famous Phantom Killer: Part 3

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The Phantom Killer of Texarkana took five lives in 1946. But was he ever caught? In the annals of true crime, one enduring mystery is the identity of the multiple murderer known as the Phantom Killer of Texarkana. In 1946, the twin cities with one name, conjoined by the Arkansas/Texas state line, were the hunting ground for the Phantom. He murdered fi[...]

Texarkana’s Famous Phantom Killer, Part 1

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A skull cracking open sounds like a gunshot. That’s what Mary Jeanne Larey thought after she heard her boyfriend being hit on the head by a masked gunman. Mary Jeanne, 19, and 25-year-old Jimmy Hollis had sought privacy in his Chevy at a secluded spot off of Richmond Road on the Texas side of Texarkana after dinner and a movie. It was late Friday night, Fe[...]