MAIL ORDER MURDER She was the perfect bride...and his next victim

Author: Springer (Patricia)
Year: 1999
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Edition Details: 1st US p/b edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 0786006404
Price: 4.00
Paperback. He lured her with promises of love and prosperity. Promised a better life by widower Jack Reeves, lovely Emelita Villa came to Arlington, Texas from the Philippines as a shy, impoverished 18yr old mail-order bride. Six-and-one-half years later, on October 11, 1994, worried friends reported Emelita missing. But when police arrived at the Reeves's home, they found a husband who showed little concern for his wife's whereabouts. So they did what he wouldn't...began an all-out search for her. In their hunt for Emelita, detectives made some grisly discoveries about Reeves's former wives. In 1978, second wife Sharon had died from a shotgun blast through the heart, an apparent suicide. Eight years later, Reeves's third wife, Korean-born Myhong Hui, was the victim of a suspicious drowning in only three feet of water. Police soon believed Jack Reeves, a former US Army sergeant who learned to kill in Vietnam, had ended at least two of his marriages in cold-blooded murder, and continued to be suspected of killing a third. The violent killings included Sharon and his fourth wife, Emelita, whom he buried in a remote area of Texas while his 3yr old son watched. For 17yrs this rogue killer - a man his own father called "a killing machine" - had been getting away with murder. Now, because two detectives went above and beyond the call of duty, a jury would hear the horrific story of mail-order marriages, kinky sex, and dead wives...before they sent a remorseless wife killer to prison for 99yrs. Illus. with 12pp. of photos + Epilogue. 305pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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