I wanted to include more material in One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST. After all, the events detailed in the book happened over a 39-month period. I distilled and streamlined the information as much as I could. I ended up with over 100 footnotes, over 100 pages in an appendix and a book over 630 pages. In my opinion, the book became too large. And though the annotated items provided provenance and documentation the size of each, when reduced to be shown in a 6×9 inch page format, made many of the items unreadable. So I removed most of these items and put them here, on my website. They are now in a format that lets you click on them and/or read them in as large a format as your computer screen will allow. The images in the book are in black, white and greyscale, here you can see the images more clearly and many of them in color! Additionally, I excerpted my Author’s Beginning Note and removed the Acknowledgements page. I thought these comments were essential to understanding the material I was presenting. However, as I was reminded, readers assume when they open the book they will immediately be involved in the FBR story. Fortunately and unfortunately the FBR story has a germane beginning that takes several pages to relate. I was advised to get to the FBR story sooner. That I did. However, the information below is still important and so is included herein.

I am also including most of the graphics from the book here on this website. As a guide to finding where these various graphics are located in the book I will include the page number from One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST showing on what page the “item” resides or is discussed. Included here are approximately 225 items: over 35 ‘notes’, 51 ‘newspaper articles’, and 139 ‘graphics’… at this time.

NOTE: I have included the material herein as both an adjunct to the information discussed in the book and for those who are interested to see these and other materials that pertain to the FBR past, present and future. Some of the information is from third party sources for which I can not independently vouch. And use caution when reading the various newspaper accounts as their accuracy is debatable, at least from my point of view and given my knowledge of what took place. Obviously I cannot verify the thoughts and information supplied to the media by others, again, except as my knowledge permits. In several places I have made comments about various ‘facts’ in various articles. I don’t have time to notate all the issues I have with each article. They and other materials are submitted for your review. Your comments are welcome.

The Friendly Burglar Rapist

Guy William Marble Jr.

Standing Before the Bar of Justice

Head Bowed in Shame

Three Slightly Different Post-Arrest Photographs of GWM Jr

Used by Media Locally & Across the World


Our Hero!

Officer Barry M. Whitfield

2/14/77 Assignment: DPD Tactical Squad – Stakeout

[the FBR's Arresting Officer]

Photo from DPD “Annual” used by media around the world

Retired from DPD with the rank of Sergeant of Police


Provided with and Advance Reading Copy, Barry wrote the following which, is an excerpt

of his email and, is included as ‘blurb’ on the back the book:

Tom and I thank you Barry!


Author’s Beginning Note:

One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST is our story of 1 Rapist, 82 Victims and 2 Cops… (Tom Covington and I being the “2 Cops”) …on a three year and three month saga of tenacity and perseverance, in defense of the citizens of Dallas Texas, to capture The Friendly Burglar-Rapist.

I worked with some great street cops. Men like Sgt. E.W. Williams; Officers Fred Jenkins, Truly Holmes, P.O. Wimer, Max Countryman, Jim Bryan and others; men who seemed to always be where crime was happening, right that moment. They were great because they constantly teamed their innate abilities with a heightened sense of preparation and preparedness. They lived to be cops twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, long before the term ‘24-7’ became popular.

Ironically, we were all cops 24-7 back then. We were required to carry, at all times, our Warrant of Appointment [a document commissioning us as police officers for the City] charging us with the duty to act in the defense of the citizenry whether we were on or off duty. We were required to keep our weapons, particularly when off-duty, unobservable to the public unlike today where cops are seen openly wearing their gun and badge in full view. It meant little sacrifices, such as not going swimming in public; there are very few places to hide the aforementioned items in a bathing suit.

I was a pretty good cop, not a great street cop. I made my share of arrests. I did my job to the best of my ability; protecting the good guys and I was ever vigilant for the anomaly, the law-breaker. In the cop business, bad is what we focus on and quiet naturally we see a lot of it.

However, I did do one great thing in my law enforcement career. I facilitated the capture of The Friendly Burglar-Rapist along with my extraordinary partner Tom Covington.

There can be no question that ours was a parochial view from inside the department. Tom and I never said we knew or had all the answers, much less had access to all the departmental ‘doings’ regarding the FBR. But we were, for the most part of three years, an unused resource.

Truth is we were not charged with investigating and clearing these offenses. Truth is we were not supposed to be able to do what we did.

In this book I may imply, infer, or specifically rail against members of the department: investigators, supervisors and chiefs (R.O. Dixon, excepted), for their apparent lack of judgement or failure to take seriously and make use of our knowledge. Truth is they were doing their jobs as they knew how. Truth is they had more training, experience and responsibility than did Tom or I, in their jobs and within their assigned roles. Truth is they had their own interdepartmental parochial biases toward us and the knowledge we developed doing our jobs, performing our roles. Perhaps more importantly what they lacked, from our perspective, was the bit between their teeth for this case that Tom and I had and never relinquished.

The rapes detailed herein are based on what we knew; actual reported rapes (and other offenses)… obviously it does not account for those that went unreported. This is a true story, however the names of the women involved have been altered to protect their identities—only initials are used.

Various studies and victim activists have over the years claimed for every 100 rapes committed, between 20 to 50 go unreported. Given this reality, the actual number of rapes is undeterminable, but anecdotally we accept that more rapes are committed than are generally reported to police.

Seemingly to the contrary, in Dallas at the time of the FBR, great strides were made in rape-crisis counseling and education (aided in no small measure by Janie Covington) which greatly enhanced the public’s awareness of rape and the need to report. The finding on Thursday, July 8, 1976 of the ‘freshly painted’ number “50” on an FBR victim’s in-progress painting which roughly corresponded, at the time, to the number of rapes the FBR was then thought to have committed, hints that the victim reports of FBR rapes may have experienced a high degree of contemporaneous reportage.

However, Bill Kenyon reported in his Dallas Morning News article dated February 16, 1977, two days after the FBR’s capture: “Sources said (DPD Investigator Truly) Holmes showed FBR suspect Marble 81 Offense reports and that Marble indicated involvement in all but one—and (Marble) revealed he had raped 12 other women who apparently had not reported the attacks to police.”

We know the exact number of rapes, attempt rapes and burglaries ‘we’ attributed to the FBR. After reading this book you will know what the FBR said regarding his ‘frequency’ and you can judge for yourself how many rapes this man committed.



Tom and I would have loved to have captured this hoodlum red-handed ourselves, but we didn’t; we needed help. Although it took too long, in our opinion, for command staff to act on our information, the department did, in the end, pull together and focus on capturing the FBR. Once that happened, in a matter of days, he was apprehended.

This is our story from our perspective. We know we shared our specialized information on the Friendly Burglar-Rapist with anyone in the department who would listen. Tom and I cannot and do not know all the efforts of all the investigators and commanders of the investigative bureaus etc., all their day-to-day concerns, meetings, and directions given.

Therefore we also wish to acknowledge, up front, the undoubtably considerable efforts of Investigator Evelyn Reba Crowder, and especially Investigators John Landers and Truly Holmes and Officer Bobby Smoot. Also the very diligent efforts of the Physical Evidence Section, specifically Lieutenants Knight and Day, fingerprint analysts, officer Greg Thompson and detective Bobby Brown and others. In fact, Lt. Day (who was the finger print genius that was the first one to ‘put the FBR’s finger prints in the correct order) was scheduled to retire about halfway through this thirty-nine month investigation, but decided to stay, and did, until the FBR was captured. The assistance of Captain Don Milliken, Chief James (Red) Souter and Chief of Police Frank Dyson. A million thanks to the hundreds of Dallas patrol officers who took the victims’ reports and diligently sought our suspect, and of course the vigilance of Officer Barry Whitfield, who actually laid hands on and effected the arrest of the FBR.

In the end it was a team effort, one that the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas can take pride in.

And to the media, in general—that I take to task, vis-a-vis some of their articles, I am sure they were reporting from information they believed accurate just as I am commenting on their inaccuracies as they appear to be, based on my knowledge—I thank them for their keeping the public informed and treating law enforcement with respect and taking us to task when necessary.


(SWS = See website: robertjsadler.com; FN = Footnote)

Appendix A Items:

Item # A IdentiKit of Possible FBR Suspect [see pages 273, 286 & 334]

Suspect composite description created in an interview with a male complainant

who reported a Prowler at his apartment on Wednesday, November 10, 1976.

Item # B Drawing of FBR Suspect by artist Linda Robertson [see page 334]

Item # B1 Drawing of FBR Suspect w Post-Arrest Photo & Superimposed Photo [see page 413]

Item # B2 In-custody Photo of FBR: Guy William Marble, Jr with his business card [see page 396]

Original Color Post-Arrest Photo of Marble from which the greyscale photo above was made

‘Hoodie’ DNA – Trace Evidence

When I saw Marble in CAPERS on the night (early morning hours of 2/14/77) of his arrest his grey hooded sweatshirt did not appear particularly ‘dirty’. Therefore question one is how long had it been since this article of his trademark clothing had been washed? In 1977 it was not standard procedure to ‘process’ an arrestee’s clothing for trace evidence. At the time it could have been combed or tape could have been used to pick up possibly adhering hairs or fibers. I do not know if any such collection was attempted or even considered. I don’t remember seeing any lab reports indicating such processing. With today’s DNA and forensic analysis technologies it is likely that his ‘hoodie’ would have been thoroughly processed, which bring us to question number two. Would there or could there have been any residual DNA or trace evidence from any of his victims on his clothing?

Photoshop Mock-up of FBR wearing a black and a red ski mask, one of his MO Markers


When I began in October 1973 it was my routine as the Central Division Crime Analyst to look at all the offense categories on a daily basis. That routine did not change once the very first FBR offense (a rape) occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, November 15, 1973. I would review thousands of offenses over the next two hundred twelve days before reading of a second remarkable rape containing, what I later termed, FBR M/O Markers.

This rape occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, July 30th.  It would be Monday, August 1st before I would read this rape report. I immediately recalled the M/O of the previous rape from eight months earlier. Given that instant recall, I am reasonably certain that if any offense, under my review during that period, had contained FBR M/O Markers I would have made note of it.

However, I could not shake the thought that I could have missed ‘something’. First I reviewed all of the rape offenses that had occurred over the past 212 days in Central Division. I satisfied myself that none of these offenses contained any M/O Markers that could be attributed to the same suspect. A suspect who would soon be named: the FBR, the friendly burglar-rapist. Even so, I reviewed other precursor offenses that could give a rapist access to a complainant’s domicile. These included completed offenses as well as the attempts such as: burglary, robbery, assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, prowler and meet complainant calls. I found no FBR M/O Markers. 

My next nagging thought was, how could a suspect so specifically identifiable as this perpetrator of two rapes, over eight months apart, be a one-off actor? That did not seem reasonable to me. I posited that there could have been other FBR rapes in other parts of the city and started my review of rapes in other divisions.

Upon discovering other rapes with FBR M/O Markers occurring in the three northern Dallas patrol divisions: Central, Northwest and Northeast, I began to review all rapes and precursor offenses for these three areas.

Thus when Tom joined me in the search for the FBR we both believed it made logical sense that the FBR was going into residences, committing (if nothing else) the offense of burglary, as well as rape and the preparatory crimes that may be either precursors or botched attempts by the FBR.

This was not the approach of CAPERS or Planning and Research. They were initially looking only at the criminal assaults. We felt finding other offenses with FBR M/O Markers added to the overall picture and never distracted from it.


The chart above shows thirteen months and ten rapes later, DPD lifted the first latent and it was a palm print, not useful for identification unless you had a suspect “in hand”.  It would be another five months before the very first fingerprint (left index) was lifted at the scene of an FBR rape; we had 1 of 10. Another three months later our list of lifts increased to five of ten with the lifting of four prints (r index, r middle, r ring, and l little finger). With rape #18 two more fingers were lifted and identified (r thumb and l middle) which brought DPD up to 7 of 10.

It was an attempt burglary offense, not a rape, where the FBR’s left thumb was first identified, making 8 of 10. It is this fingerprint that contained the most ironically identifiable detail: the tadpole. Over the next three months, though other FBR rapes occurred, no prints were found. During this time a robbery and a criminal trespass offense provided absolute proof that our method of looking for FBR M/O Markers in all offense categories, not just rapes, was not only reasonable, but also essential. [see tadpole below]

Item # B2a Identification Card of Eight (8) of FBR Suspect’s Fingerprint Lifts from FBR Burglar-Rape Crime Scenes & The ‘famous’ left thumb ‘tad-pole’

[see page 397 & 398]

Here is another blowup of the FBR’s Left Thumb with the “Tadpole”

colored red for easier identification

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If Tom and I had only concentrated on FBR rape offenses we would have overlooked almost half of our data. It is doubtful that we could have achieved the level of accuracy we reached by the time Tom made the final prediction that orchestrated the capture of the FBR.


Item # 1 Identification, Record & Location of Information [ see page 503]

Item # 2 DCS Information Systems [see page 504]

Item # 3 email sent 3.2.2010 to TDCJ [see page 505]

Item # 4 Marriage / Divorce Search [see page 505]

Item # 5 email sent 10.23.09 to SAPD [typos & misspellings included] [see page 506]

Item # 6 email sent 12.02.09 to SAPD [typos & misspellings included] [see page 507]

Despite my continuing to not realize I had misspelled “Verification”

I did get a very good response from the San Antonio PD

Item # 7 rjs – a rambling stream of consciousness 12.1976


Thomas Harvey Covington Jr.

1972 DPD Annual 

Tom’s Story

VERY FEW COPS are born cops, we all come to law enforcement by way of some path; one that is often twisted. My partner’s journey, that formed his humor and tenacity, is worth retelling.

My partner, in this escapade of coppery, was Thomas H. Covington Jr., (aka T. Harvey & Tom Bob).

Tom was reared in the 1950s close to the small panhandle town of Phillips, Texas. Phillips is so small you almost can’t find it on Google Maps. Suffice it to say, Phillips was/is close and to the northeast of Borger, a bustling metropolis between Dumas and Pampa north of Amarillo. It is a place where the wind is ferocious. Tom delights to tell that “the reason they raised cattle there instead of chickens, is cause the chickens will blow away.” The other popular legend is that the panhandle has the fastest dogs in Texas, ’cause the trees are so few and far between.

Tom grew up in the town of Phillips, two miles from Borger. Phillips, the namesake of Phillips Petroleum, was a company town. Everyone worked for Phillips and everyone lived in company housing built during the World War II expansion when Phillips became the world’s largest inland refinery.

Tom Senior, worked at Phillips and was a part-time paint contractor and paperhanger. Tom Jr. worked all through school. One summer, during junior high school, Tom Jr. worked for his dad on their biggest contract to paint his entire school. Regardless of other work, Tom got up every morning and threw his morning paper route containing 120 subscribers. After painting all day on the school he threw 90 more papers on his evening paper route.

I asked him once, if he rode his bike or walked? Tom said, “It depended on the size of the paper. If, it was fat, I’d walk it.” Sunday, was obviously a walking day. Apparently the panhandle winds played hell with the papers, and the paper boy, regardless of his or their weight.

Industrious, Tom saved his money and bought his first car in the summer before the eighth grade. It was a 1934 Ford Coupe. “There was just room enough for me and two buddies to ride in the front, if a fourth came along he had to ride in the rumble seat; that is if it had had a rumble seat. Tom said, “Mine didn’t, so the fourth guy rode in the trunk! Remember this was a little town and back then you could get away with not having a driver’s license; nobody patrolled it.”

Everybody knew everybody. “Through high school I had my first, second, and third girlfriends; no they weren’t sisters,” Tom said with a laugh. “It was a great little place to grow up, with not a lot going on. We had state championship football teams and always finished high in basketball. We had three movie theaters and after the show you could drive out to watch Charlie close his gas station at midnight. Or if your girlfriend agreed you could go out to the canyon and watch submarine races—since there were no submarines we’d find other things to do.”

“On my eighteenth birthday the first thing I did was I go down and register for the draft, the second thing I did was volunteer. Problem was our draft board was taking only nine guys a month out of our county. I was number 92 on the list, that meant 10 more months before my number would come up. It was a very disappointing day. I had been classified 1A. It was sad because no one would hire you if you were 1A.

It was 1954 and Korea was winding down. Anyway, you’d check into a job and they’d ask what your draft classification was. When they found out you were 1A, they’d say, “We’ll call you.” He realized, after he’d heard that response, something was missing. The next time Tom said, “Would you not like to have my telephone number?” As if having not heard him they’d just say, “We’ll call you.”

Tom was out of school, wanted to work but could not get a job. Someone told him he could join the National Guard and volunteer for two years active duty.

“Ten days later,” Tom said, “my butt was in Fort Ord, California. I finished boot camp, then went to AIT, Advance Infantry Training, then on to mechanic’s school at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Mech’ School was eleven weeks. About halfway through all the Reservists and National Guard troops got called into a brigade meeting. They offered all of us an ‘early-out’, if we would extend our reserve time to a total of eleven years. I accepted the offer, came home and served out my military career in a combat support company doing what was called ‘armored recon’.

Fun and games huh” Every Monday night we had a two to three hour drill for eleven years! The biggest trouble I got into was me bein’ me. One night they had us all line up, and we did. Then a sergeant said, “When I call your name,” he pointed to his right, “line up over here.” I started laughing. The sergeant-major took offense and asked, “Why are you laughing?” My response didn’t help when I said, “Only in the Army do you have to get in line, to get in line.”

When I got back from Georgia, I got a job at Phillips’ synthetic rubber plant. I met and married Janie, whose dad was a supervisor there. A good career move, I was thinkin’, but not her dad. I started working ‘the gang’ and my way up through various jobs over time. Next in line was electrician, there were two steps, ‘B’ and ‘A’. The day I finished my ‘B-electrician’ test, I got laid off. This was 1959, we had two kids, Tom and Rusty. I managed to eke out a transfer in lieu of being laid off. I had worked for four months at the Carbon Black company when I got called back. When I went back to work at the rubber plant, I had to start at the bottom again, on the gang. Then of all things they went out on strike for five months.

I decided bein’ inside a fence was not what I wanted to do, and after eight years with Phillips I left and became a Jewel Tea man. I had a home delivery route, they were best known for their tea and coffee, but had 300 other household products. Once you established your customers you’d have an A-week and a B-week and you’d call on your people every two weeks. On your A-week you’d take their order and on your B-week you would deliver it and take their next week’s order.

Now, you gotta realize all my life I’d wanted to be a policeman. While working for Jewel Tea a lieutenant on the Borger Police Department was on my route. He was my last customer on Wednesday’s. Janie commented at the time that on “consecutive Wednesday’s I was coming home later and later.” Not too long after, I joined the Borger PD, in 1964.

In December of 1966 I joined the Dallas Police Department. What prompted the move was simple. My last six months in Borger, they’d moved me in off patrol to the Detective’s office and made me a detective. I got a ten dollar a month raise and the rank of sergeant. So I was a sergeant makin’ $368.00 a month. I found out Dallas was paying $488 a month for a new-hire, so I applied to DPD.”

After we began working together, I pressed Tom for more about his becoming a cop. He told me, “Well first, I wanted to be a detective, then in later years I decided I wanted to be a highway patrolman. When I was old enough I applied and was one of 250 applicants who took the entrance test for just 50 openings. Then the highway patrol had a minimum height and weight requirement. You had to weigh a minimum of two pounds per inch; I was 5 foot 10 and weighed all of 140 pounds, so I was at their minimum height and weight. There were obviously at least fifty other guys that were above minimums, ’cause I didn’t make it.”

In typical Tom-perspective, he turned this disappointment into its humorous reality. He said, “I am so glad I didn’t get on with the highway patrol because I would have spent my life in trouble, cause I wouldn’t have been writtin’ enough damn tickets. Just like here, at the PD, when I was in patrol, I stayed in trouble for the same reason. But Ol’ Bob Dixon wouldn’t let’m cut my efficiency because he knew how me and Prewitt (Tom’s patrol partner, Officer Carroll O. Prewitt) worked. If there was a burglary or something, if you’d give us a couple of days we had the guy.”

Hearing this same story, Jim Bryan added, “Plus he had Maurice Hutchison who was writtin’ him a hundred a month.” That’s all Maurice seemed to do was write tickets; never was available for a call ’cause he was always checked out on traffic at the time…

It was during the 1969-70 time period, Tom moved from Patrol Division into the Community Service Division, it was a lateral move but had better hours and a take-home car, which he called “Phideaux, because it was a high-class dog”.

Not long before Tom and I hooked up, in 1973, a reorganization took the positions in Community Service as Special Projects Officers and sent them back to each patrol division. Tom was back at Central Patrol.


Item # 8 DPD Memo 2.25.85 Ltr of Rec for THC [see page 518]

From Artist to Cop & Back Again

Robert’s Story


I WAS BORN in the shadow of ‘the Tower’, that obelisk-looking building that is the iconic center of the University of Texas in Austin. Both my parents were UT grads so I naturally inherited a reverence for ‘The University’. Football is a fever rarely broken in Texas and it has long-term effects. I fully intended on going to and graduating from my parents’ alma mater, but I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma for my junior year of high school. Tulsa was a great city to a high-schooler when the Beatles invaded America. But since I no longer lived in Texas, to attend UT I would have to pay out-of-state tuition! So my instate choices were Oklahoma University (OU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU). Since I had grown up a UT fan and bitter rival of all that was OU, OSU became my default college choice.

Art and painting (watercolor in particular) had taken over my creative imagination.  I went to OSU to major in Fine Arts with the intent of being an artist/painter. Rather than nurture my desires I was compelled to take all manner of required and requisite courses before I could further what I thought would be my apprenticeship in art. In addition to my non-art curriculum the two ‘art classes’ I had each semester required, per class, five to six hours per week in ‘art class’ for one hour’s credit. Other classes were usually one-for-one, or two-for-one (an hour lecture class and an hour syllabus class).

I was not the best of academic students, I wanted to paint! What would have happened if I had taken my father’s suggestion that perhaps I ought to consider going to ‘art school’ rather than university? I thought I had to ‘learn everything’, it took until the end of my sophomore year before I began to learn how and what to study, by then I was time to leave. The university was not happy with my grades and I was not happy with the university.

I decided I wanted to paint—just paint. Of course I realized I needed a day-job or I would be a real starving artist. Funny, how subliminal thoughts come to fruition. That summer, back in Tulsa, I saw again the 1957 Jerry Lewis movie, on TV, where he goes to the police academy and becomes a cop. Although it was a farcical comedy, the idea of being a cop took a subliminal hold. I looked into working for the Tulsa Police Department, but didn’t like their uniforms. Weeks later as I went to visit my mother in Dallas, an idea began to form; I could apply to the Dallas PD. I arranged for an introduction to a Dallas Motorcycle cop and met with Officer Bobby Joe Dale. He schooled me on what ‘the job’ was like. Said as a rookie, after the academy I’d be assigned to a training officer and I would work the same detail he worked and have his days off. After my field training I would rotate, working a month of nights and a month of evenings for a couple of years before getting picked up on a regular detail, which meant I would ‘get’ to work all three shifts: a month of evenings, a month of nights and then a month of days before starting the cycle all over again. Oh, and until I achieved some seniority I would start with Mondays and Tuesdays off. (You moved linearly through the week, as your seniority built and a slot opened, until you reached the coveted Saturday and Sunday’s off (like most of the rest of the workaday world). That’s when it all made sense! I could work evening’s or nights when everyone else was home and I could paint at home during the time everyone else was a work. That was the grand plan.

I applied to the Dallas Police Department, took the civil service exam, passed, and waited for the police background check to determine if I was DPD material.  Aged 20 at the time, I had to go to court to have my ‘minorities’ removed. By order of the court I became an adult. The only thing I could not do legally was vote. Next I had the grilling-of-my-life by the hiring review board made up of chiefs and commanders.  At the conclusion, outside in the hall the commander of the Burglary and Theft bureau caught up with me and pulled me aside.

I was sworn in as a probationary officer of the DPD in July of 1967 and spent the time until I started the police academy in mid-September working an undercover burglary assignment. I started my post academy career in the Central Patrol Division, located downtown. After living at home since arriving in Dallas I was anxious to be own my own. David Noel Beidelman, one of the single cops on the detail I worked was looking for a roommate. In January I roomed-in with David. We remained great friends until his death, two days before Christmas 1998.

I had been writing since high school and was involved in photography since college; both those creative modes increased. Then, as I was beginning to put my artistic plan in action, I received an invitation from Uncle Sam!

I spent from February 1968 to November 1970 in the Army, with a stint in Vietnam before returning to the DPD in December 1970.

The author: DPD Annual 1972

I left the DPD in April 1978. With sales jobs in between, In 1981 I began a career in private sector, private investigations and security consulting, in which I am still currently involved.

My writing, over time, picked up frequency and volume to where I’ve now written over 3700 poems. As an avid novel reader I wanted to also ‘try my hand’ at writing a novel. I started my first novel in 1999. By 2008 I had written six novels about a fictitious Dallas private investigator (Michael Grant) and was working on my seventh when I met with Tom and Janie that December and said it was time to write our story of The Friendly Burglar-Rapist. In April 2014 I will publish the 7th Michael Grant book as I work on the 8th in the series.


Dallas, Texas 

1:10 am February 14, 2009


I BEGAN WRITING this true crime book, chronicling 3 years and 3 months of events, on the anniversary, 32 years ago, of the capture of Dallas’ Friendly Burglar-Rapist (FBR).

As mentioned I met with my ‘old’ partner, Tom Covington and his wife Janie, in late December of last year and told them I was going to write our story. Tom and Janie agreed, it was time. Tom had been the faithful custodian of our FBR archives and the co-resource for our collective and individual actions.

There are essentially four documentaries here: First and second Tom’s and my stories of seeking the FBR, third the sordid escapades of the FBR and forth the stories of his victims.

The victims’ stories, and to a certain degree those of the FBR himself, will be revealed from the individual incidents (the burglaries and rapes) as documented at the time by the reporting officers of the Dallas Police Department as well as CID investigators and P.E.S. personnel.

This is not the story of the three investigators assigned to the aggregated rape cases CID attributed to the FBR. They did not apprise us of their every move, however Investigators Landers and Holmes came close to it and did stay in daily contact with us and included us in their investigative activities.

Two additional stories don’t get told here; that of Tom’s wife Janie, and my then wife, Susan. They had to live this story with us without being able help other than support us, which they both did. Janie did have an additional insight that I know Tom found invaluable, she worked at the Dallas Rape Crisis Center and dealt with many of the FBR’s victims and families.

If it were possible to interview the person responsible for the FBR offenses, we might glean some understanding of his personal motivations and thoughts; however he has sought his own anonymity.

Many of the known victims of the FBR are accessible for interview and reflection on these offenses, but my decision, our decision, was to use their stories without identifying them individually. I could have used fictitious names for these women, but then women who had those names might be asked, “was that you?” So the initials of the Complainants were used. If any of these women wish now to identify themselves with their particular criminal assault, as it is revealed in this book, that will be there choice; I will not make it for them.

I have no desire to assuage the conscience of the FBR by allowing him to ‘explain’ himself here, nor continue to allow him to remain cloaked in the anonymity that time and distance from Dallas and his despicable acts of violence has thus far granted him.

I write this story for several reasons. First it was a unique story of two street cops making a difference in the police department and in the lives of the residents they swore to serve and protect; two men who took the FBR offenses personally and would not give up. Second was to document some of what we did. Third was to give voice to the women whose lives the FBR affected, and assure them that they have not been forgotten, and fourth that the FBR would again have to face public scrutiny for his offenses against society. It is my hope to give today’s reader a sense of the history of our, then, day-to-day efforts.

How do you solve crime? That’s a question law enforcement has been perfecting the answer to for centuries.  Crime is almost always solved by some relating of first hand information. 1) A law enforcement officer witnesses the criminal act and apprehends the culprit then and there; 2) A victim or witness observed the offender committing the offense and reports it; 3) The offender tells someone about his crime and that person informs on the offender to police, and 4) The offender turns himself in and confesses.

Crime is also solved through (1) developing circumstantial evidence (CE) that can identify and put a suspect at the scene of a crime and (2) if and when he is arrested, either provides the suspect with enough incentive to confess or provides enough evidence to convict him or her at trial. The business of amassing CE was pure follow-up: interviewing, running down leads, developing witnesses and suspects, and comparing forensics, then, fingerprints and blood-typing.

Those then current methodologies were not working (including CE) and didn’t work for three years and three months when a combination of 1 and 2 occurred. Oh, yeah, one other thing; Tom put officer Barry Whitfield in position to be able arrest the suspect.

It is true the FBR was captured, was convicted, was sent to prison, and did serve out his entire sentence. This is euphemistically referred to as ‘having paid his debt to society’. Let us not forget that the ‘debt’ he paid was for four (4) offenses not for all the four score and two we attributed to him and he acknowledged committing. This may be society’s collective way of putting the past behind it, but society, either as a collective or as its individual members (regardless of its or their level of ‘forgiveness’) has a long memory—forgetting is a much longer process.

Tom and I are not ready to forget the actions of the FBR and not ready for the City of Dallas or this country to forget the man who, at the time of his capture, was believed to be one of the most prolific serial rapists in our country’s history.

Over 35 years ago the FBR began terrorizing the women of Dallas. Now 32 years after his capture you will get a more detailed picture of the actions of the infamous and so-called: Friendly Burglar-Rapist; an ironic moniker, in that—no rape or rapist is friendly! The FBR was a man who would not stop, who continued to terrorize and torture his victims until he got caught!  The FBR was a man only one misstep from murder!

Present Day…

From my morning-after review of the first rape case, later attributed to the FBR, that occurred November 15, 1973 until Guy William Marble Jr was caught and identified as the Friendly Burglar-Rapist on February 14, 1977 1188 days or 3 years and 3 months passed. When I sat down with Tom and Janie at the El Fenix in downtown Dallas in December 2008 I told them I could write the book in six months, but hedged, saying or it might take a year. Turns out it took 1300 days or 3 years 6 months and 23 days to get it finished.

By the end of 2009 I was at a stand still; I was pretty much finished with the book. The only problem was I had not been able to locate Marble nor discover why he was not on any local, state, or national sex offender register. In April of 2010 I went to a Dallas writer’s conference to meet with various literary agents, looking for someone to rep the book. One agent said he was interested in representing me and the book. When I explained the book was 99% finished if I left it as is or 97% finished if I waited till I had determined Marble’s whereabouts, he said, “just send it to me whenever it’s finished”.

Another frustrating year passed trying to locate Marble. I decided to finish the book as is and send the manuscript to “the agent” in December 2011. Apparently he had forgotten what he had definitively said about his interest in my book, or changed his mind, as he told me he “was not interested.” In the bricks-and-mortar publishing business, even once you get a publishing contract, it can take six months to a year and a half to get a book through ‘the system’ and published. Neither Tom nor I wanted to wait that long, so I decided to self-publish.

Then in January 2012, Jim Bryan put me in touch with Det. Lori Tittle of DPD’s Sex Crimes Unit. She and her partner, Det. Reed Dilbeck, took an interest in finding Marble and determining his sex offender status. I decided to put the publication on hold pending some result.

It took longer than I expected, but by mid August 2012 I had my answers. Guy William Marble Jr was officially a sex offender and was supposed to have registered… it appears that he has not. Further it appears that he left the country in September 2010. (You’ll have to read the book to find out where.) Thus, I had my ending… at least to this point.

The size of the finished manuscript was over 650 pages. With all its graphics, photos and inserts the book was overly large. Thus on September 6, 2012 I published One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST which comes in at 540 pages. And to accommodate the information I removed from the original manuscript and various additional materials I created a page on my author’s website. I encourage you to visit my website: robertjsadler.com and click on the FBR tab… you may be amazed. Of course, if you are reading this, you are now on that page.

P.S.: As sometimes happens with true crime books, the revelations in its pages often lead to new revelations by persons with information not previously available to the author. It may be that a second book or sequel to One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST could occur if such additional stories or information come to light. In particular: 1) the whereabouts and resolution of Marble’s circumstances; and 2) if any of the women whose stories are revealed in the book (or their family, friends or acquaintances) would like to get in touch with me to tell me how Marble, the FBR, affected their lives, I am here to listen.  rjs

Item # 9 Search Results for GWM Jr DalCoCrim Bkgrnd 2009 [see page 523]

Item #10 DPA The SHIELD article by David Sullivan [The SHIELD is the valued newsletter of the Dallas Police Association]

FN #53 pg 430

Item # 11 Texas Sex Offender Registration article posted [see page 524]

Note the highlighted areas. Since Marble was still in prison (in the Texas criminal justice system for ‘that’ offense [see sections (A) & (D)] on or after September 1, 1997 [Marble not released until May 1998], Marble would be required under this statue to register as a Sex Offender.

Item # 12 website posting Website: HoustonSafetyNet.org [see page 525]

Item # 13 Johnson&Johnson letter and attachments [see page 379]

FN #38 pg 379

Appendix A Newspaper Articles (SWS = See website robertjsadler.com)

Article #A DTH Aug 30, 1972 “Gangland figure slain in…” SWS [also see page 31]

DMN September 1, 1972: Police Sift Motive Maze

DMN September 12, 1972: Slaying Suspect Held

And now, for something completely different:

Article #A1 SLT Feb 15, 1977 ‘Friendly Rapist’ Suspect…” SWS

Article #B DTH Feb 15, 1977 “At least 42 attacks tied to…” SWS

Guy William Marble Jr., The Friendly Burglar Rapist, Arrested

at the Seasons Apartments: 6200 block of Ridgecrest Rd, Dallas, Texas

2009 Aerial View of Arrest area – dense with apartments

(note: the Seasons has since changed names to The Biltmore & other apts in area have been demolished & other structures built)

Google Aerial View of same area 2012

Map Appox. Driving Distance From Residence of FBR “A” to Arrest area “B”

1977 Residence of Guy William Marble Jr – 10749 Sandpiper, Dallas, Texas

1977 Southwestern Bell White Pages phone listing for Guy Marble

Article # B1 DTH “Friendly rapist suspect linked by…” SWS

Article #1 DMN “Man Charged as ‘friendly rapist’”

SWS Article #2 DMN “Rape case big shock to friends”

SWS Article #3 DMN 2.15.77 “No rapist ‘friendly’ Dallas psych…”

SWS Article #4 DMN 2.15.77 “Police believe suspect committed…”

SWS FN #2 pg 7 Article #5 CCT 2.15.77 “‘Friendly rapist’ suspect feared turn…”

SWS Article #6 DRN-H 2.15.77 “Ad Executive Arrested In Huge…”

SWS Article #7 Denton (AP) “Dallas executive faces charges…”

SWS Article #8 BSH 2.15.77 “‘Friendly rapist’ in jail”

SWS FN #3 pg 9 Article #9 DRC 2.16.77 “Police link man to 43 rapes

[rjs NOTE: Tom and I never had to "throw" away our "charting of patterns..." "because of a break in consistency." If, as the article claims, there were thirty-nine (39) previous 'official' organized stakeouts to catch the the FBR suspect, neither Tom nor I ever heard about them.]

SWS Article #10 DMN 2.17.77 “Just Good Police Work”

SWS Article #11 TCJ 2.17.77 “Police Jail Rape Suspect”

SWS Article #12 DMN 2.19.77 Pg 6 “Suspected rapist appears in…”

Article from the DPD News on February 18, 1977 four days post-capture of the FBR.

Apparently it was not known/understood/or admitted that I had been looking for the FBR since November 1973.

More than three years: 11/15/1973 – 2/14/1977

In the category of “we’ll try anything”, here’s one Rape’s probe theory – not told:


[Note: There are a total of 82 FBR Attributed Offenses - I intended to say above:

"containing the 81 remaining FBR' attributed offenses;" one having already been shown in the November 1973 calendar.]

At this point, the following data is ‘just gee-whiz’ information to be finished on a rainy day.

SWS Article #13 DMN 2.20.77 “Rapes’ probe theories told”

SWS Article #14 DMN 2.20.77 “Guy Marble Jr…friends give a…”

SWS Article #14b1 DMN 2.20.77 cont pg 41 Front Page “Tracking…”

SWS FN #36 pg 330, FN #102 pg 463

Note: The Planning & Research map shown here was only plotting rapes,

not the FBR’s entire oeuvre of criminal work as Tom and I had been doing.

Article #14b2 DTH 2.20.77 cont pg 20A “Open-door lifestyle…”

Because of our ‘less than communicative’ relationship, we knew Investigator Crowder was not on the same page with us… As of this supplement Investigator Crowder (who was the lead investigator at the time and certainly her opinion was due some deference) was still holding to the belief there are “probably… several susps” committing the FBR rapes and to make her point she dubs this purported other FBR suspect “The Tongue Twister”! All because the ‘one-and-only’ FBR ‘French kissed’ this victim. I was incredulous, Tom went straight for the red felt pen and vented. After the FBR’s capture, Guy William Marble Jr., copped to this offense. There were no other suspects or “several suspects” or copy-cats! [see page 171]

In Tom’s defense, he was venting his frustration over our continuing differences of opinion on the FBR case between what Tom and I believed from our analysis and what Reba and others believed from theirs. Neither Tom nor I thought Rebe was a “Dummy”. She was a smart, intelligent investigator who worked hard to investigate and clear the criminal assault cases assigned to her which were many more than ‘just’ the FBR rapes. We would have loved to have had the access, communication and understanding with Reba Crowder that we later had with John Landers and Truly Holmes.


SWS Article #14b3 DTH “We only have to trick you once, ‘suspect’…” [see page 435-6]

SWS FN #14 pg 100 Article #15 DMN 2.22.77 “Marble to plead innocent”

Several claims and comments made by Emmet Colvin, attorney for Guy Marble Jr (on 2.22.77), in this article deserve comment. Colvin states his “client is pleading ‘not guilty’ and he has not confessed or admitted the commission of any crime.” That could only be true in the sense that Marble had not confessed or admitted to his crimes in the presence of the court. Marble did, however, on the morning of his arrest, admit (as John went through the ‘FBR book’ with him) to committing scores of offenses and likewise confessed to Investigator John Landers that he committed the numerous rapes, attempt rapes, burglaries and attempt burglaries, etc. attributed to him. Does there exist a statement or affidavit signed by Marble in which he admits to these crimes and or confesses to their commission? [FYI: In Appendix A - newspaper Article #29a Dallas Morning News 11.30.1977 reported on Page 5A - Hard Evidence: “At the time of his arrest, police said Marble gave them a statement admitting to as many as 50 rapes, some of which had never been reported."] Whether it was a written or oral statement I do not know. Regardless, Marble confessed to police! His fingerprints were matched with those at various FBR crime scenes. His blood type matched (once the blood lab glitch was cleared up) samples collected at FBR crime scenes. And I have no doubt that had we had DNA testing capabilities there would never have been any question that we had the right man. Colvin claimed the media FBR coverage “has far exceeded the bounds of responsible journalism…” questioning Marble’s ability in “achieving a fair and impartial trial in Dallas…” Perhaps Mr. Colvin conveniently forgets that the FBR coverage has been on-going for over three years and that coverage of an arrest, ending three years of terrorism, would be BIG news! Colvin goes on to say, “(i)t is perhaps time to remind the media that it is protected by the First Amendment for the primary purpose of protecting and insuring the rights of human beings. No, Mr. Colvin, let me state exactly what the First Amendment says:Congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Somehow Mr. Colvin confuses the right of a free press (1st Amendment) with that of the right to trial (6th Amendment), which says: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have assistance of counsel for his defense.” Notice, Mr. Colvin, that no where in the text of these amendments (2 of the original 10 Bill of Rights) is the word “fair” used. And though, Mr. Colvin you have the free speech right to say: “(t)hrough the combination of the media, irresponsible police officers and equally irresponsible lawyers, my client has alead been basically tried and convicted.” The fact is that your client had not been tried and or convicted at that point. Your statement is only hyperbolic rhetoric. However, through “due process of law and not media hysteria,” Marble was not tried, he took a plea bargain and he did (in and before the court) confess and admit his crimes and was subsequently convicted. You and he are lucky that he was only charged with four offenses. It could have been (and should have been) many, many more! And, as for irresponsible police officers, please name one. And just be glad that you did not take Marble to trial and be glad the prosecution did not call me or Tom to the stand to discuss your client’s ‘activities’.

It may not be politically correct (but then who cares) to point this out… but receiving a “fair trial” is not about finding jurors who have no idea about crime in their city, county, district or state. This idea of prejudicing jurors is a defense counsel faint to take the case out of sight of those in whose community the victims reside. This, in my opinion, in violation of the Constitution’s requirement to hold a trial “wherein the crime shall have been committed.” What is and should always be at issue, can the juror in spite of any prejudice, foreknowledge, knowledge, or experience (in other words, impartially) judge the evidence (as the Judge admits to the jurors for their consideration) on its own merit and apply the law as, the Judge propounds, it’s relevance in the case. If one cynically believes no juror can hold view/experience A and exonerate or convict someone (based on the evidence) who holds view B/experience, then they have no belief that humans can ‘do the right thing’ and thus have no ability to expect any trial can be “fair”.

SWS Article #16 DMN 2.23.77 “Police officer receives award”

The Order of the Golden Handcuffs – Plaque

Though the handcuffs themselves may be a bit tarnished from 35 years of handling by friends, family and admirers, the memory of the event and its significance to the citizens of Dallas has never tarnished!

[photograph taken in Barry's home - June 7, 2012]

This was the first award of the ORDER OF THE GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

[there have been a total of three awarded to present day]

Here is the copy on the plaque:


presented to


of The Dallas Police Department

for his keen observance, patient adherence to duty, and courageous arrest of

the alleged “friendly rapist” in Dallas on February 14, 1977

The presentation of this award also will serve to laud, salute and recognize

the efforts of many other members of The Dallas Police Department

who contributed much in the way of planning, surveillance, and

projected activities leading to the ultimate arrest of this heinous criminal.

Presented this 21st day of February, 1977, by


[the plaque is signed by Maurice W. Acers, President]


[see pages 329, 346, 440]

FBR’s Shoes ID’d by Eye Witness

SWS Article #17 DMN 3.15.77 “Marble indicted in burglaries”

SWS Article #18 DMN 3.20.77 “Weather Vane”

SWS Article #19 “Psychiatrist says Marble ‘competent‘

SWS Article #20 DMN 4.16.77 “Policeman to be honored for arrest”

SWS Article #21 DMN 4.19.77 “Venue change sought for trial…”

SWS Article #22 DMN 6.10.77 “Marble attorneys ask trial move”

SWS Article #23 DMN 8.12.77 “Marble’s fingerprints linked to 23…”

The Dallas Morning News article (Police blame lifestyle in some rapes) dated August 29, 1976 by Rena Pederson appeared approximately six months before the FBR’s capture. The idea of ‘imitators’ of the FBR’s MO is reinforced by Captain Milliken. [see pages 242 &  323]

Imitators? Copycats?


As it was one of the naysayer’s common themes, I keep coming back to and rethinking the idea of copycats or imitators in the FBR case. My first question, (How plausible was it to think there could have been copycat/imitators of the FBR?), beget many others. Like a stream of consciousness they kept coming: How many rapes were reported from November 15, 1973 through February 14, 1977? How many had Tom and I attributed to Marble? Exactly how many ‘other’ rapes were occurring during the same time-frame? How many of the ‘others’ had MO’s similar to the FBR? How many of those had MO’s different from the FBR. How many of the ‘others’ were solved, how many went unsolved?

Even if you do not know the totals or how to break down the total criminal assaults between FBR and non-FBR related, i.e. copycat/imitator offenses, there are some conjectures worth considering. Tom and I reviewed every criminal assault or attempt, residential burglary or attempt, criminal mischief, trespass, meet complainant and prowler call occurring in the Central, NW, and NE patrol divisions (which also contained the seven FBR target areas). Every O/IR that showed any FBR MO Marker was given further scrutiny. If we believed the ‘markers’ convinced us, we would attribute that offense to the FBR. Could we have missed an offense, possibly. Did we? I do not believe we did.

For the sake of argument, let us assume that there were some number of copycats or FBR MO imitators. How many copycats/imitators were there? One, two, several? Was there any way to tell? Did Investigator Crowder or anyone else ever produce a list or any evidence, correlation or data to indicate that even one of the so-called copycats/imitators committed one or more offenses, particularly offenses Tom and I attributed to the FBR? If some of the FBR attributed rapes were committed by one or several copycats/imitators how many offenses were there and which ones were they?

Is it reasonable to assume that a copycat/imitator would go to the trouble of copying/imitating the FBR for a one-off rape? If you commit a rape using someone else’s MO, meaning your offense is attributed to someone else and you are likely not to be implicated… why would you not try again… or multiple times? Wouldn’t not being implicated be a little like being the Invisible Man? As long as you left no ‘evidence’ behind, you’d be home free. Why would a rapist having discovered that kind of insurance against discovery stop with just one rape? It would be fair to presume, he wouldn’t. That would mean at least one copycat/imitator was also a serial rapist working the same areas of town as the FBR.

The skeptic could say, ‘well the copycat/imitators stopped copycatting or imitating the FBR after Marble was caught. Obviously they stopped because they could no longer hide behind the FBR MO after Marble was identified as “the” friendly rapist’. If you are a serial rapist using another serial rapist’s MO and you stop using that MO when “he” is caught, what are you to do? Do you stop raping? Do you change or establish your own or a different MO?I have no information or knowledge that in the six months (or years) subsequent to Marble’s arrest that any person arrested for criminal assault was proven to be responsible for any of the Marble/FBR attributed offenses. Nor did any arrestee since Marble’s arrest claim responsibility for any of the Marble/FBR attributed offenses. To believe this type skeptic you would have to accept that someone who had ‘earned’ the label of “serial rapist”, by virtue of committing multiple criminal assaults, decided to just stop raping. Is that possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.

In the article above Captain Milliken is attributed as saying: “…but other rapes have been committed by men who claimed to be the ‘friendly rapist’ and adopted some of his mannerisms“.  We (Tom and I) were never aware that any suspect/perpetrator had “claimed to be the friendly rapist”. On April 29, 1975, 14 months before the six-week time frame mentioned in the August 29, 1976 article, the FBR suspect is reported to have said (see page 103) “I’m your friendly burglar…”. [Note the suspect did not say "I am the friendly burglar." It's my opinion the statement "I'm your friendly burglar" is a much more generic self-deprecating line implying demeanor and occupation not a specific claim to an MO or name attributed to "the" suspect of the FBR rapes.] In all the offenses and supplements I reviewed I do not recall any ‘suspect’ ever specifically claiming to be “the” friendly burglar rapist or “the” friendly rapist. Likewise I can find no reference in any report for the six weeks cited in the article where any suspect was reported by the complainant to have claimed to be the friendly rapist. If we are to take the view that there were “several imitators”, where are they, were they pursued, were they caught and if not why were they not caught? Where were the fingerprints and or the semen of these “several imitators” identified at FBR crimes scenes?

Also, historically, how many serial rapists have been caught over time? What are the statistical chances that more than one serial rapist was working the same area at the same time? Using the same MO?

Most rapes fall into two categories, stranger-to-stranger one-off random criminal assaults and or acquaintance related, which are usually one-off, except in cases of repeated child abuse where the rapist/abuser may be related by blood or marriage to the victim. How do rapists who fall into these usual categories benefit from disguising there crime with the FBR’s MO?

After the FBR was caught and Guy William Marble Jr copped to the offenses attributed to him, do we believe him? Was their any pursuit of these ‘so-called’ copycats/imitators? How many were identified? How many were caught? How many were prosecuted? How many FBR copycat/imitators were convicted?


With regard to FBR copycat/imitators’ unanswered questions let me redundantly list them, then answer them as a group.


  1.   How many rapes were reported from November 15, 1973 through February 14, 1977.
  2.   How many had Tom and I attributed to Marble?
  3.   Exactly how many ‘other’ rapes were occurring during the same time-frame?
  4.   How many of the ‘others’ had MO’s similar to the FBR?
  5.   How many of those had MO’s different from the FBR.
  6.   How many of the ‘others’ were solved, how many went unsolved?
  7.   How many copycats/imitators were there?
  8.   Was there any way to tell?
  9.   Did Investigator Crowder or anyone else ever produce any evidence, correlation or data to indicate that even one of the so-called copycats/imitators committed one or more offenses, particularly offenses Tom and I attributed to the FBR?
  10.   If some of the FBR attributed rapes were committed by one or several copycats/imitators how many offenses were there and which ones were they?
  11.   Is it reasonable to assume that a copycat/imitator would go to the trouble of copy/imitating the FBR for a one-off rape?
  12.   If you commit a rape using someone else’s MO, meaning your offense is attributed to someone else and you are likely not to be implicated… why would you not try again… or multiple times… wouldn’t that a little like being the Invisible Man?
  13.   As long as you left no ‘evidence’ behind, wouldn’t you’d be home free?
  14.  Why would a rapist having discovered that kind of insurance against capture stop with just one rape?
  15.  It would be fair to presume, he wouldn’t stop with just one, right?
  16.  Would that mean at least one copycat/imitator was also a serial rapist working the same areas of town as the FBR?
  17.  If we are to take the view that there were “several imitators”, where are they, why were they not caught? Where was their fingerprints, their semen at FBR crimes scenes?
  18. Historically, how many serial rapists have been caught over time? What are the statistical chances that more than one serial rapist was working the same area at the same time?
  19. Most rapes fall into two categories, stranger-to-stranger one-off random criminal assaults and or acquaintance related, which are usually one-off, except in cases of repeated child abuse where the rapist/abuser may be related by blood or marriage to the victim. Where do rapes that fall into these usual categories benefit from disguising there crime with the FBR’s MO?
  20. After the FBR was caught and Guy William Marble Jr ‘copped’ to the offenses attributed to him, do we believe him?
  21. After the FBR was caught and Guy William Marble Jr ‘copped’ to the offenses attributed to him was their any pursuit of these ‘so-called’ copycats/imitators?
  22. How many were identified?
  23. How many were caught?
  24. How many were prosecuted?
  25. How many FBR copycat/imitators were convicted?
  26. After Marble’s arrest how many FBR-style criminal assaults occurred?

I doubt my citing the statistics will add appreciably. You can answer most of these questions on your own if you read One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST. Let me start with and answer question 9 and then the last seven questions (20-26). Re: #9, To my knowledge no other suspect was identified as responsible for any or sought for any of the FBR attributed/related offenses after Marble’s arrest.

As for questions 20-26, should we believe that Marble’s self-identification of FBR-attributed cases as his, was credible? The answer to this question is also the answer to the remaining questions. To the best of my knowledge (post Marble’s arrest) no one in the Dallas Police Department was pursuing any other suspect/s or copycat/imitators of the FBR’s MO. No one identified any other offenses with FBR-style MO’s. Likewise, to the best of my knowledge, no FBR copycat/imitators were identified (by witness or forensic evidence), caught, prosecuted or convicted after Marble’s arrest and there were no more FBR-style criminal assaults.

Thus this simple conditional logic follows: if after Marble’s arrest and his proclaiming ownership of the FBR-attributed offenses no one else was identified, arrested, tried or convicted of an FBR-MO-related (or seemingly related) offense, then Marble’s claim must be considered credible; ergo, it is not logical to presume there were FBR copycats or imitators. Is that proof that none of the FBR-attributed offenses were committed by another perpetrator, no. More importantly, there is no proof that there was even one copycat/imitator and after Marble’s arrest there were no more FBR-style criminal assaults. Logic will have to suffice… there were no FBR copycats or imitators. 

SWS Article #24 DMN 8.29.76 “Victim suffers trauma of rape’s…”

SWS Article #25 DMN 9.16.77 “Witnesses skeptical of fair trial”

SWS Article #26 DMN 9.20.77 “Marble hearing stops so defense…”

SWS Article #27 DMN 10.20.77 “Tentative dates set for Marble’s…”

SWS Article #28 DMN 11.27.77 “Marble request denied”

SWS Article #29 DMN 11.30.77 “Marble gets 60-year prison term”

SWS Article #29a DMN 11.20.77 cont “Hard evidence lacking,…”

SWS Article #30 DMN 12.01.77 “Victims welcome plea by Marble”

SWS Article #31 DMN 12.04.77 “Weather Vane”

No, it was not feared the FBR might be a police officer because he was “evading police traps”, it was ‘feared’ because the FBR said he was a police officer… a Dallas Police Officer!

SWS Article #32 DObs 08.06.81 Mug Shot of Guy William Marble, Jr

SWS Article #33 DMN 12.19.86 (text) Parole Denied 3rd time… [see page 508]

Guy William Marble Jr

Not Dominique Malon’s Only Convicted Rapist Pen-Pal

In a February 10, 1993 article in the Houston Chronicle headlined: “Killer receives last-minute stay”, Dominique Malon, (Marble’s future wife), was said to have been corresponding for two years and personally visiting with the convicted murder/rapist and death row inmate Samuel Christopher Hawkins. Malon advocated on behalf of the Hawkins. Malon is quoted in the article as saying: “He is not a monster,  he is a human being,” and said of Hawkins he is, “a very close personal friend, just like my family.” Subsequently Malon met convicted rapist Guy William Marble Jr, marrying the convict Marble while he was still incarcerated.

SWS Article #34 DMN 05.24.98 (text) “Friendly Rapist to leave…” [see page 509]

TDMN article as it appeared – continued on page 24A

enlargement of above photo insert [see page 510]

(NOTE: TDC mugshot dated July 30, 1990, approximately: 14 yrs-5 mos-14 days after his arrest & 7 yrs-9 mos-26 days before his release)

It appears that the DMN article by Slover (above) became the AP wire service stringer story (below), minus the pictures.

FN #5 pg 12 & #51 pg 425, #103 pg 492, #104 pg 495

Article #35 DMN 01.03.90 (excerpts) Bobby Brown retires  Article #35 [see page 516]

DMN 09.13.1897 “Criminal Assault Problem” Article # 36 512 FN #4 [see page 6]

Initiation of the Patrol Division Analyst Information Form

“To help keep from losing these bits of intelligence often scribbled on “scraps of paper” I promulgated a new form to be used by each of the five Division Analysts and patrol officers to record and disseminate information. The form contained an area for pertinent info, then a larger narrative section for more detail, a place to identify the source, a distribution block and a control number for tracking.”

Development of RTD

On the back page (2.28.75) DPN

a photo layout of DPD Art & Photo Show at a local shopping spot: Olla Podrida

[six of my expressionist paintings, circled below, were in the show along with five large photographs]


Tom’s Hand-drawn After Action Re-Cap Charts – Circa 1977

The caption reads 70 offense encompassing 1974, 75, 76 & 77

however there are more than 70 offenses depicted

(Note: there were a total of 82 FBR Attributed Offenses, the single and first FBR Offense being November 1973)

Appendix B

The following Charts & Graphs were created in 2012

after an extensive review of all FBR Attributed Offenses

Chart 1 FBR Attributed Offenses ChronoOrder by Apt Complex [see page 527]

Chart 2 FBR Attributed Rapes & All Offenses by Area… [see page 528]

Color Reference Guide for Charts 3-10

FBR all attributed offenses by Category and Number [see page 480]

FBR all attributed offenses by Day of Week [see page 480]

FBR all attributed offenses by Month [see page 481]

FBR all attributed offenses by Time of Day [see page 482]

FBR all attributed offenses by Date of the Month & Day of the Week [see page 483]

FBR all attributed offenses by Odd or Even [see page 484]

FBR all attributed offenses by Year [see page 484]

FBR all attributed offenses by Area & Offense Order [see page 484]

FBR Offenses Where Latent Print Evidence was Obtained & ID’d [see page 486]

FBR – Dr. Paul Step/Stage by Offense [see pages 5, 192, 277, 278, 410

With regard to Step/Stage V – The use of a knife or similar sharp item was ubiquitous from the beginning (second rape onward). The term I used to define this FBR MO marker was: “displays or says he has a knife”. This marker is seen in 54% of all offenses attributed to the FBR and is seen in 81% of the FBR attributed rapes. What is perhaps misleading about this marker is the variety of the actual application or use of the knife or sharp item. Displaying, though it can be very scary, menacing or threatening, is simply a demonstration; the knife is presented to the view of the victim. The term “use of a knife” involved everything from cutting phone cords or other materials to bind his victims and/or to cut their undergarments, it also involved the actual physical touching of the sharp item to the victim’s person. This ‘touching’ ranged from ‘mere’ pressing it against the skin with the edge or flat of the blade to the more problematic pressing with its point, i.e., ‘pricking’ the skin (pressing the item with enough pressure for the victim to feel it). This on-going “poking”, sticking or pricking had been noted as early as FBR Offense Number 8 (R-8) October 25, 1974. The depth of this pricking or sticking is not known in most cases and may or may not have resulted in breaking the victim’s skin in every instance. In at least one offense the victim was cut when a struggle ensued over control of the FBR’s knife. None of the Complainants requested medical treatment, for such wounds, in any of these instances. Was the level of their injury, from the FBR’s use of a knife, luck or fortunate happenstance? Regardless, it moved Guy William Marble Jr one step closer to murder.

7 Area Maps of FBR Offense Concentration [see page 316]

Area I of FBR Offense Concentration [scan of original Area I boundary map]

Area II of FBR Offense Concentration

Area III of FBR Offense Concentration

Area IV of FBR Offense Concentration

Area V of FBR Offense Concentration

Area VI of FBR Offense Concentration

Area VII of FBR Offense Concentration

When I first began writing One Step from Murder: The Friendly Burglar RAPIST I was wondering how to illustrate some of the things Tom and I were doing (in our heads and by hand) with maps and charts, but using today’s technology. [Of course, I still don't have some of the new computer aided GIS based software mentioned below.] One of the first maps I created with rudimentary MS Word was in August of 2009 to depict the relative directionality, distance and dispersal of the 82 FBR attributed offenses. This map shows the seven areas of concentration in green outlined boxes. The ‘gold’ circle is centered on downtown Dallas and shows that all the FBR offenses occurred within an 11.8 mile radius of downtown while the FBR’s residence was approximately 8 miles from downtown. The ‘red’ circle depicts that the relative distance from the FBR’s residence to the residences of his victims was within a radius of approximately 7 miles (as the crow flies). As you can see, given the size of the map and the size of the directional arrows [moving from one offense (start of the arrow) to the next (point of the arrow)] the jumble is confusing. I later found a way to increase the size of the map and decrease the directional arrows, see other pin maps below. Two ‘psychological’ questions came to mind between the time I created this map and inserting it today.

FBR Pin Maps – Location of FBR’s Residence (center of 1 mile circle) relative to Offense Locations [see page 467]

FBR Pin Maps (The “X” = FBR’s Res.) This map shows & connects chronologically the FBR’s 1st 10 Offenses – all rapes

[see page 469]

NOTE 1: Given the scale of these maps (here and elsewhere) the pin/dot positions are approximate

NOTE 2: One of Many Mysteries, Can You Spot The Anomaly?

FBR Pin Maps – This map shows & connects chronologically FBR Offenses 1 through 20 [see page 470]

FBR Pin Maps - This map (a close up view) adds the next Offenses 21-30 with their Area II, III, & IV concentrations [see page 471]

FBR Pin Maps – This map adds FBR Offenses 31-68 [see page 472]

FBR Pin Maps – This map shows all 82 FBR Offenses [see page 473]

FBR Pin Maps – This map shows only the FBR Rape Offenses. Imagine, if we were only tracking (like some) those offenses how bereft of data our predictions would have been…

[see page 476]

Here are recent maps of the seven (7) Areas of FBR Attributed Offense Concentration with the offense sequence number inside the dot – given the scale of the maps, a number of the offenses are apparently so close they cover one another.

Area I – Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 11, 15, 19, 21, 24, 30, 38, 47, 50, 56, 58, 63, & 64

Area II Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 7, 18, 20, 26, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42, 43, 45, 52, 55, 59, 61, 62, 66, & 68 [NOTE: the concentration of offenses in the lower right corner represent offenses in the Willow Creek Apartments which no longer exist.

Area III Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 10, 16, 22, 23, 27, 28, 39, 46, 57, 60, & 80

Area IV Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 13, 25, 29, 33, 44, 48, 53, 54, 65, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 & 81

Area V Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 6, 31, 34, 41, 51, 69, 70, & 71

Area VI Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 4, 8, & 67

Area VII Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 1, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, & 17

Area OOA (Out Of Area) Contains FBR Attributed Offenses: 3 & 82

[To see these two offenses refer to the pin maps above ☝ for their approximate locations.]


What do you suppose is the reason for this anomaly?

Below shows Mystery Area with Tom Thumb location and the approximate locations of TGI Friday’s & Mariano’s

(both have relocated elsewhere):

Why would an area rife with apartments, in between two heavily ‘worked’ areas (Area I & III) not have a single FBR Attributed Offense? I don’t know the answer.

As you can see in the lower left-hand corner of the image are the shops of “Old Town In The Village” or colloquially “Old Town” that face Greenville Avenue and E. Lovers Lane, respectively. These shops , restaurants and bars, the most famous of which: TGI Friday’s (the original location in Dallas-spring 1972, 3rd in the U.S. after New York-1965 & Memphis-1970) were all the rage. Also nearby was the great Tex-Mex restaurant, Mariano’s. Mariano’s is where the frozen margarita came into being, when the owner created a Slurpee-like machine he’d seen in 7-11’s and used it to keep his special tequila-mix on tap as a frozen slush of margaritas. (see articles below re TGI Friday’s and Mariano’s)

Also note at the top of the bend on Southwestern are baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, a clubhouse, club swimming pool and twelve tennis courts. This area, the Mystery Area in Red was the heart of the area known as “The Village”. These facilities drew not only from the adjacent Areas I, III, IV, and II but from all over the city. Although The Village club facilities were private for residents, it was not difficult to be someone’s guest or attend one of their open functions (parties).

So again, why was this area left alone, preserved in the midst of the FBR’s hunting ground? I have several thoughts. Perhaps some of his fellow workers or close friends lived there. Perhaps he stalked some of his victims in the nearby Tom Thumb grocery store known all over town alternately as “the meet market” or “the meat market” depending on your point of view. Perhaps because he frequented the shops, stores and restaurants of Old Town he thought assaulting someone in the immediately adjacent area would increase the possibility that he might be recognized. Maybe, since he was an avid athlete, perhaps he participated in the organized games: baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis with literally hundreds of residents who might know him casually as a teammate and thus whom he might not want to encounter uninvited in their apartment in the middle of the night. But of course, some of this holds true for the other adjacent neighbors.

Perhaps he utilized the shops, restaurants, bars and athletic fields to stalk his prey. Perhaps he did target some of his victims, finding them somewhere around Old Town, following them to their cars and then home to their nearby apartment in Areas I, III, & IV. This would increase his opportunity to criminally assault women he found attractive, or perhaps who disrespected or rejected his advances, or caused some misperceived slight. However, given the number of places Guy William Marble Jr. said he entered on a given night during his rape forays it would tend to lend weight to the suspicion that he went into unknown random apartments, took his chances and assaulted the resident or took a pass, which he regularly did.

Or was their some other reason (sinister or not) why he decided to red-line this area while hitting on each side of it?

Again, I do not know the answer. Your supposition is as good as mine. It is, however, a mystery and an anomaly that must have an answer.

T.G.I. Friday’s History from their corporate website: http://www.tgifridays.com/

The Dallas Morning News April 4, 2003 article telling some history of Old Town in the Village (Old Town Shopping Center)

Photograph of “The World’s First Frozen Margarita Machine from Mariano’s website:


FBR MO Markers [Note: these are only 19 of the 50 plus MO Markers Tom & I identified] [see page 466]

FBR MO Markers [See note above]

FBR – TXDPS – Public Sex Offender Registry

Is Marble A Statutory Sex Offender?

I have been asking that question since before I began writing One Step from Murder: The Friendly Burglar RAPIST. Should one even have to ask this question, isn’t it apparent? Given that, as you can see above, as late as 4/23/2012 Marble does not show up on the Texas Department of Public Safety (on-line) Crime Records Service, TXDPS – Public Sex Offender Registry – Registry Search. In fact I have never been able to find Marble on any state SO registry or the national SO registry for that matter.  So the perplexing question persisted. No one seemed to know if Marble, arrested and convicted in 1977, fell under the laws pertaining to the mandatory registration of sex offenders. I felt certain that he was/is a sex offender. But it was not until I uncovered the 1997 changes in the State law that I knew for sure. Given my reading of the statute, Guy William Marble, Jr., was statutorily, a sex offender and should have to register. However, ‘my reading’ was not good enough to insure Marble had a legal obligation to register as a sex offender. Finally, in late August 2012 I obtained the proof via an Open Records Request!  Yes, the Friendly Burglar RAPIST, aka: Guy William Marble, Jr., is by law a sex offender and was and is required to register.  [Also see pages 492-501] Here below is a copy of the proof:



Page 3/5 below (actually page two) unequivocally states “Personally appearing before me…

is GUY WILLIAM MARBLE JR a sex offender”


The above ADSORP-RNF was presented by the “Notifying Official” to and reviewed with the “Offender” Guy William Marble Jr. As noted this document is only the “Notification Form” and states: “This Is Not The Registration Form”. The above, then, is a copy of the copy retained by Notifying Official’s office. Here, below, is a copy of the forwarded orignal (page 1) after it was received (date stamped June 4, 1998) and processed by DPS.


Below is a screen shot (on 11.1.12) of the Bing Map for the location 4650 Collier “Road”, Beaumont, Texas 77706 which is listed in the above ADSORP-RNF as the “PROPOSED RELEASE ADDRESS” of Guy Marble. Given the newish-look of these apartment properties it is possible they were not there (14 years ago) in May of 1998. If they were and this location is “4650″ then it would have been appropriate and forthcoming for Marble to have also designated the number of the “apartment” or “unit” he intended to occupy as part of his “PROPOSED RELEASE ADDRESS” if he knew it. A reasonable reading of the ADSORP-RNF would be that the address listed by Marble as his “PROPOSED RELEASE ADDRESS” was a free-standing residence not an apartment complex.

Below Google Map’s (screen shot 11.1.12) shows the same location but with the designation of

4650 Collier “Street”, Beaumont, Texas 77706


It was signed by Guy Marble and dated 5.28.1998 listing a San Antonio, Texas address

NOT the address (in Beaumont, Tx) he listed (two days before) as his “PROPOSED RELEASE ADDRESS”


Here is a blow-up of the “RESIDENCE ADDRESS” area from the above document.

Below are two blown-up sections of the above “Application” showing it is “NOT A DRIVING PERMIT” and below

is the RESIDENCE ADDRESS section blown-up with the numerals and letters filled-in in red. Note the confirmation of this address

in Appendix A Item #1 which was a public search of Texas DPS information.


Below is the second page of the “Application for Texas Driver’s License or Identification Card”. Note the applicant was admonished: “Do not sign until Instructed to do so by Notary Public or Driver License employee. Also note the “CERTIFICATION”: “I do solemnly swear or affirm that I am the person named and described in this applicatioin, that I have read and answered each question, and that the answers and statements are true and correct.” Next to the X are two blank lines, [under the first: "Usual Written Signature"; and under the second: "Date"] is what appears to be the script-written: “Guy Marble” and the date “5/28/98″. Thus with this government document, Marble certifies that the address listed is true and correct! Did Marble lie about his address? Did he actually reside in San Antonio but intentionally failed to notify the police department of his residence there and failed to register as sex offender as required by law as Marble acknowledged two days earlier on 5/26/98 that it was his duty and obligation to so act?


Note in the information below, the blurry San Antonio address in Marble’s application for a Texas ID Card is confirmed as 3318 Carnaby, San Antonio, Texas. Also confirmed is that his “ID CARD” has the number 1551637 which appears to be the same in the blurry first page of the application. Also of note is that the ID information in Marble’s DPS record (Appendix A Item #1) indicates it was “Validated: 05/05/2007 and also that the “Last Transaction” also on “05/05/2007″ is followed by the words “DELETED RECORD”. It is unknown what the phrases “Validated,” “Last Transaction,” and “DELETED RECORD” actually mean. [see page 503]

Where has Guy Marble been? Where did he ‘live’ after prison?

Where is Guy Marble now?

Bottom line, Marble knew he was, as of May 26, 1998, the date of his release from prison, required to report on June 3, 1998 and register as a sex offender! As of 9/12/2012 I have been unable to verify that Marble ever attempted to comply with the law and register (for life) and verify his residency every 90 days.


Where Guy William Marble Jr is NOW!

If you would like to know about the current whereabouts of the Ex-Con Marble, you will need to read

 One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST.

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ELVIS Has Left the Building

TCB Staff room list for the June 6, 1975 [see page 113]

Elvis Presley Concert

(at an undisclosed Dallas hotel)

I did not do extensive research but here are a few tidbits of information regarding a few of the names on the TCB staff room list above with internet links

Some names of note:

Room # Name:

1. Joe Esposito (excerpt from imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0261172/bio)

Joe Esposito was born in 1938. He first met singer Elvis Presley while they both were in the military in 1958. They both went through basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, but they didn’t meet face to face until a year later when they were stationed in West Germany, where they became fast friends. Esposito became Elvis’s road manager and bodyguard beginning in 1960 and helped Elvis’s aide Marty Lacker with the bookkeeping. It was Esposito who arranged women for Elvis to date. Esposito served as the best man at Elvis’s wedding while Esposito’s wife, Joan, served as the matron of honor. Esposito also played the guitar for Elvis’s recording sessions from 1971 onward. After Elvis’s death in 1977, Esposito started his own business, the Sterling Coach Company, a Los Angeles limousine service. He later became the road manager for the Bee Gees. Esposito appeared in several of Elvis’s films and portrayed himself in the 1981 movie This Is Elvis.

4. Charlie Hodge (excerpt from imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388049/bio )

Charlie first met Elvis in 1955 backstage at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN. where Charlie was performing with his gospel quartet, “The Foggy River Boys”. He befriended him in the Army and would continue working for Elvis for 17 years until Elvis’s death. In his time working with Elvis he became Elvis’s closest friend, confidant, sideman, vocal coach, member of the Memphis Mafia, he sang harmony for Elvis, and was his stage manager.

7. David Stanley (excerpt from imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2209234/)

Wrote & directed: Protecting the King (2007) Sex, drugs and violence–they’re all part of the job when you’re protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you’re only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can’t be taught in school. The story of David Stanley, stepbrother and bodyguard of The King. Through the dizzying highs and lows of life on the road with unlimited excess, he experienced it all…and barely survived.

11. Dr. Nick (George Constantine Nichopoulos (excerpt from imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2418400/bio) Doctor charged with over-prescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, he was successfully defended by James Neal.

13. Larry Geller: (excerpt from imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0312394/bio)

Prior to meeting Elvis Presley, Larry Geller worked with Jay Sebring, one of the top men’s hairstylists and cultural innovators in the US. Together they opened the very first styling salon for men in the country. Some of their clients included Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Peter Sellers, Roy Orbison, Sam Cook, Marlon Brando; they worked with many of the top celebrities in Hollywood. On April 30, 1964, Larry received a phone call that would change his life – he was invited to the home of Elvis Presley. After styling Elvis’ hair for the first time, Larry and Elvis spent several hours discussing everything from show business to the nature of life. Larry and Elvis Presley became quick friends, exploring together the great spiritual and philosophical teachings of East and West. Larry remained Elvis’ personal hairstylist, working on 10 Elvis Presley movies and hundreds of concert appearances across the country. He had the terrible task of preparing Elvis’ hair for his funeral in 1977. Larry Geller’s unique relationship with Elvis Presley has been the subject of books, television and radio interviews, and a variety of newspaper and magazine articles.

Felton Jarvis (room not listed)

(excerpt from fan site: http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/felton_jarvis_elvis_presley.shtml)

Felton Jarvis, who was Elvis’ record producer from 1966 to 1977, was born Charles Felton Jarvis in 1934, in Atlanta, Georgia. The first time Felton saw Elvis was while Felton was serving in the US Marines in Norfolk, VA, in 1955. Elvis appeared on stage as part of Hank Snow’s ‘All Star Jamboree’ Felton became fascinated and inspired by the young and still relatively unknown Elvis. Felton learned to play the guitar and yearned to be like Elvis. Felton said, ‘I could shake my leg, but I couldn’t sing’. However, in 1959 he did record an Elvis tribute song called Don’t Knock Elvis. After the service, Felton worked printing sheet music for National Recording Corp in Atlanta. He hung around the recording studio and learned about the music business. One day an engineer quit and Felton was hired to replace him. However, his desire was to become a promoter and producer. In 1962 he discovered an Elvis sound-alike, Marvin Benefield. Felton groomed him for stardom, changing his name to Vince Everett in honor of Elvis’ character in the movie Jailhouse Rock. Everett had some success with a remake of the song Such A Night. Felton also had success with producing Tommy Roe’s million-seller Sheila. In 1963 he moved to Nashville while working for ABC/Paramount Records. By 1965 he was working at RCA in Nashville. Felton was known for his upbeat personality and Chet Atkins, who had been producing Elvis’ records, thought Felton would be better suited to the all-night recording sessions that Elvis preferred. So, in 1966 Felton finally met his inspiration face to face. They hit it off and worked well together. Felton understood Elvis and what he wanted in a mix. He knew Elvis wanted the instruments to be louder and that he wanted his records to have a ‘bigger sound’. Felton was known to be a practical joker and to be somewhat eccentric. He had a passion for exotic animals and at one time owned a tiger and an ocelot. He had a grass hut built in his office to house his pet anaconda snake. In July of 1969 he married Chet Atkins’ secretary Mary Lynch. After only a three-day honeymoon he was working with Elvis in Las Vegas. In June of 1970 he quit RCA and became an independent contractor, working exclusively with Elvis on his studio recordings as well as live concert recordings. He would hire musicians, rehearse the band and make all the arrangements for recording.

Mother & Son Psychic Team

[see page 289-290]

Investigator John Landers swore he would kill

Tom and me if we ever told anyone he went with us to consult a psychic!

Come and get us John!

From One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST:

Though both mother and son were “genuine” psychics, we were only meeting with John. We sat down in comfortable chairs in the close-feeling living-room. We interviewed each other in hopes that he might have an intuition, a hunch, a guess or feel for who our FBR might be. If there was something, we’d run it down. Unfortunately he drew a blank, we got nothing. “Of course,” he said, “since you are law enforcement, there would be no charge for the reading.” As we were about to leave, Bertie came into the room and John Catchings told his mother why were there and Bertie says, “You mean the one who drives the brown car…” (see page: 289)

The Passing of Bertie Marie Catchings (& son John)

Note re above: “Preceding her in death, son John Catchings…”


Division Crime Analyst’s Office [see page 276]

And no, the two gentlemen above are not twins though one could say they looked, dressed and thought a lot alike!

Our Other Partner in Crime (fightin’) James E. Bryan [see page 56]

(aka: Jim Bob)

Here is our colleague Jim Bryan (2012) the same happy, handsome “Jim Bob”

Planning & Research Crime Analysis Group – Map Room

[see page 35]

Guy William Marble Jr.,

AKA the Friendly Burglar Rapist

not the first

North Dallas Burglar-Rapist

there was

Fred Felix Adair

AKA the Love Burglar & the Boudoir Bandit

The area of Vickery was essentially the same as Area IV

prowled by the FBR 25-28 years later

Adair Declared Insane, Escapes Death in Chair

Quotes from Article:

“Fred Felix Adair Jr. escaped the electric chair Friday when a jury in Judge Henry King’s criminal district court took just one hour to find him insane.” “Adair was tried, convicted and assessed the death penalty thirteen months ago for raping an attractive Vickery housewife. The sanity issue was not raised in his main trail. One detective testified in this week’s sanity hearing that Adair’s’ statements after his arrest cleared at least fifty burglaries and a number or rapes.”

“The phantom rapist had terrorized Dallas women for the better part of a year before his arrest on Thanksgiving Day, 1949. Harmon Kallman, DMN, page 1, 4.07.1951

What is incredible about the above article and the social/criminal justice situational differences between November 1949 and February 1977? Thirteen months after the conviction and sentencing to death of Adair, for raping one woman, he successfully proffered an “insanity” plea, which saved him from the electric chair. Flash forward to the time after Guy William Marble Jr’s arrest when the Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade told media that Marble would be charged with burglary of a habitat, which he said carried the same penalty as rape, but was an easier charge to prove… (and unspoken was the thought that it would be less stressful on the victims). Wade was reported saying: The maximum punishment for burglary — life in prison — is the same as the maximum for aggravated rape. In the same article, “Wade said, there will probably be other indictments against Marble for rape and burglary.”

Society in 1949 felt so strongly about the offense of rape that jurors would convict a man for one (1) rape and sentence him to death. Then 56 years later a man responsible for the rape of two-score women in Dallas would only be charged with four of these crimes, characterized as burglary of a habit with the intent to commit rape, and then the rapist would be allowed to plea-bargain for a prison sentence, totaling for all intents and purposes, of twenty (20) years. There were no more “indictments against Marble for rape and burglary” either brought to or handed down by the Dallas County Grand Jury.

Henry Wade, to my memory, demonstrated no public outrage for the victims of this serial rapist. And what we (Tom and I) thought was a slam dunk for multiple cases against Marble turned into weak-spine-d support for Dallas County citizens by DA Henry Wade and his staff. The citizens of this county, aware of the three years of terror perpetrated against them should have been given a chance to hear the evidence against Marble and if found guilty, sentenced to, quite likely, the maximum… which is what he deserved. Instead Wade took the citizens out of the justice equation, took the three years of offenses against the community in general and terror in specific to his female constituents and turned them into a defendant-friendly plea-bargain.

All, it appeared, to get a quick “conviction” for the least amount of time and least amount of cost to his county prosecutorial budget–not for the justice due for such offenses against the public laws and mores, not to mention the victims in particular or the intended deterrence a life or death sentence is supposed to engender.

But that is not the end of the story…

Adair Escaped From The Death Penalty only to Escape To The Death Penalty

- now that’s insanity -

From D Magazine’s Book of Lists

Fred Felix Adair has the dubious distinction of being one of three men executed on the same day

September 5, 1951

by the State of Texas

a singular occurrence in state history


John Anders – Dallas Morning News Columnist circa 1977

Tommy Lee Jones – Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sound of Music – FBR

DMN 6.13.1995 Village Area History

Village Voices – Memories singled out of an apartment lifestyle

that’s swung and gone

The Dallas Morning News – Saturday, June 13, 1998

Author: Nancy Kruh, Staff Writer of The Dallas Morning News

In Laurie Fabick’s recurring dream, she keeps driving ’round and ’round, lost in a pretty place with manicured grounds, tidy buildings and an unending maze of parking lots.

“I feel like I’m in a mini-city,” says the 47-year-old Fort Myers, Fla., real estate agent. “I feel lost, but it’s not a bad or scary feeling. It’s a very nice dream, a very pleasant place.”

It recently dawned on Ms. Fabick that her sleep has been taking her back to The Village, the vast North Dallas apartment development where she lived in the early 1980s. One hardly needs a degree in psychology to squeeze some symbolism out of her dreams: From the time it opened in the late 1960s through Ms. Fabick’s era, The Village was a place where young adults came looking to find themselves, or early adult versions of themselves.

The fact that it swirls in Ms. Fabick’s subconscious testifies to the power The Village still holds on the thousands of young professionals who have moved through its 14 complexes over the years. Though there were other singles complexes in the city, this was the Singles Capital of Dallas, where the mix-and-mingle life played out in countless ways and residency was almost a rite of passage.

Today, the development that’s built its success on its appeal to youth is beginning to show its age. Changing times have slowed the social whirl significantly, and suburban sprawl has spread wide the area’s singles scene. But the most outward sign that The Village is growing older came this month: Thirty years after ground was broken on the property, demolition started on The Glen, a 390-unit complex that was among the first built.

The Village certainly is not past its prime; occupancy rates perennially hold steady at almost 100 percent. But there’s little doubt the lifestyle at the development isn’t what it once was. But then, for that matter, neither are the residents who once lived there. How could they be? Between the pool parties, the happy hours and the club–hopping, how could they have possibly kept up the pace?

“Things were happening so fast, the weekends lasted about two minutes,” says Brian Blake, a 41-year-old bond trader in Redmond, Wash., who lived in The Village in the late 1970s. “You could party all weekend long if you wanted. You’d run into people on the bus or in the parking lot who’d say, “We’ve got a party tonight’ or “Meet us over at Snuffer’s’ or at all those clubs that ended in “O’ – Rio, 8.0, Tango. If you couldn’t find something to do, I think something was wrong with you.”

This was The Village life, or at least the life for which The Village once was renowned.

A real Village

The largest garden apartment development in the country even to this day, The Village was conceived as a complete community for singles life: scads of mostly one–bedroom apartments, a country club with bar, restaurant and nightly social activities; softball diamonds; a football field; tennis courts; a constellation of swimming pools; and its very own shopping center, Old Town. Located between Greenville Avenue, Northwest Highway, Skillman and Lovers Lane, it afforded quick access to downtown, as well as to NorthPark Mall and Southern Methodist University.

The development couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Nationally, the youthful anger of the 1960s was waning, but not the sexual revolution, and the feminist movement was telling young women that marriage and motherhood weren’t all that awaited them.

In Dallas, the economic growth seemed unstoppable; young people poured into the city from other parts of the country to fill jobs popping up like bluebonnets in springtime. Legalized liquor by the drink in 1972 ushered in a teeming nightlife on Upper Greenville – just in time for the disco era.

When she moved into The Village in the mid-1970s, “it was alive,” says Belinda Sweeny, a 40-year-old Dallas legal assistant today. “It had a lot of energy to it. It was just exciting to be there.”

Starting your life at The Village was easy. You could rent your furniture from the development (earth-tone plaid upholstery was the rage), add a little wicker from Pier One, a couple of interlocking plastic end tables from Target, maybe a water-bed and some plants, and you could call it home.

Everyone, it seemed, was “friendly,” and everything was “fun” – the two words that most often recur when former residents talk about their lives in The Village.

Of course, one resident’s idea of “fun” could well be another resident’s idea of sleazy, easy behavior – but such was the range of lifestyles one could have at The Village.

Which brings up the matter of The Village “reputation.” Was it really the place, as so many outsiders thought at the time, that was putting the “swing” into being single?

Sex and singles

“You definitely saw it, and if you wanted to be that way, you could,” says Deby Darsey Lamb, who lived in The Village in the mid-1970s and says she was “too prudish” to be a part of the scene. “I knew a lot of women that, yes, every weekend they would go out and take someone different home every time. That’s what they wanted to do. It was sexual freedom. . . . If you said something derogatory about it, you weren’t cool.”

That reticence, she says, often misled outsiders into believing The Village was far wilder than it was. For the most part, she and others say, “fun” meant dating, partying and the more-than-occasional overindulgence of alcohol.

By day, the men went to work in their stern Jos. A. Bank suits; women made their own fashion statements in severe dress-for-success styles. But come happy hour, the seriousness all seemed to fade away.

You could take your pick: nachos and margaritas at Mariano’s or potato skins and beer at TGI Friday’s. Catch one of the weeknight drink specials at the country club or just have an impromptu party of your own.

“We had what we used to call “yard parties,’ ” says Marion Brockette Jr., a Dallas CPA who moved into The Village in 1979. “There was a small area of grass by the parking lot, and we’d sit on the hood of a car or on lawn chairs and drink beer. Some of the more forward guys would stop young ladies as they drove by and talk them into joining the party. Sometimes you’d end up with 20 or 30 people.”

Weekends offered even more opportunity for making connections.

“You could go from party to party, and people would have kegs,” says Ms. Fabick, who was the subject of a Dallas Morning News feature on The Village lifestyle in 1982. “Everybody knew where the parties were. There were usually two to four on a Saturday, and you walked from one to the next.”

Mark Jennings’ social life revolved around his complex’s pool. “People were always out partying,” says Mr. Jennings, a Johnson City, Tenn., teacher who lived in The Village in the mid-1980s. “The stereo was blaring. Every Saturday we’d pass the hat for a keg and play water volleyball. That was the big sport you could play with a beer in your hand.”

All for one

Whether at one of the pools, the country club or the athletic facilities, the instant camaraderie was just a given. “Everybody just wanted to be friends and one big family,” says Margo Finley Keen, a 46-year-old Plano resident who moved into The Village from St. Louis in 1976. “Everyone was so open and easy to get to know. It was just amazing, because nobody hesitated for a minute.”

It was a naivete that probably helped invite a darker side into The Village life. Apartments long have proven a favorite target of criminals, and though The Village has always maintained a private security force, burglaries, muggings – and worse – still have come with the territory.

The most notorious criminal of the era was known as the “Friendly Rapist,” a man who preyed on women in several North Dallas complexes in the mid-1970s. (A Dallas ad agency executive was eventually convicted of the crimes; he was paroled from prison last month.)

Police told Deby Darsey Lamb that he was probably the one who broke into the apartment she shared with two other women in the mid-1970s. He tied up one roommate – who was alone at the time – before being spotted through the window by a neighbor, who called the police. “The guy left right after that,” says Ms. Lamb, now a Dallas social worker.

The roommate had been thinking about moving out anyway, and the episode pushed her out the door. It didn’t, however, deter Margo Finley Keen from taking her place. And Ms. Lamb and the other roommate decided to stay put.

“None of us were that frightened,” says Ms. Lamb, “because we were at that age when you think nothing is going to happen to you.”

Ms. Lamb’s and Ms. Keen’s apartment, they recall, proved to be a “revolving door” of roommates. It was the same case with many other units. For the great majority of residents, the complexes were far more way stations than destinations.

“I don’t know at what point,” says Mr. Blake, “but it hit me: “You’ve got to get out of The Village. It’s time to move on.’ At some point you realize you’re getting older, and they [the newer residents] are getting younger.”

Inevitable change

The Village and, even more so, the times were changing along with the residents.

Over the years, a number of factors seem to have combined to subdue The Village’s party-hearty atmosphere. Texas’ economic slump in the mid-1980s took its toll on some of the frivolity. And socializing was decidedly less carefree after the advent of AIDS and the movement to stop drinking and driving. In 1988, federal legislation outlawed “adult only” complexes, which brought more of a family presence into the development.

In the meantime, departing residents were putting their years in The Village into perspective.

“I went through a period I was almost ashamed,” says Mr. Blake. “I wasn’t sure I wanted people to know. People get the wrong perception. They think it was totally wild, and it really wasn’t.”

Today, though, he’s able to speak fondly about his Village years. “Every now and then you’re talking to somebody,” he says, “and if you admit you lived there and they admit they lived there, then, OK . . . Let’s exchange stories.”

Mark Jennings moved back to Tennessee in 1990, got married and became a father, but he admits he still finds himself missing his six years in The Village.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people who think it was the best years of their lives,” he says. “I guess everybody has to grow up someday . . . but they were fun times. They were really fun times.”


These events shaped popular culture and single life during the rise and fall of classic Village singles life, between 1967 and the mid-1980s.

1967: Ground broken for first apartment complex, The Gate, in The Village.

1972: Texas law changes to allow liquor by the drink; bar and nightclub life flourishes.

1972: “I Am Woman,” Helen Reddy’s call to liberation, reaches No. 1 on the pop charts.

1975: Judith Rossner’s best-selling book Looking for Mr. Goodbar tells the story of a single woman’s futile and tragic attempt to find romance at pick-up bars.

1977: Saturday Night Fever hits theaters, with realistic dialogue and dramatic situations reflecting the singles nightclub scene.

1979: Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” hit No. 1 on the singles charts.

1981: Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” becomes the country’s No. 1 song and enters the annals of “party music.”

1985: Texas enters a deep recession, with company closings and layoffs statewide.

1986: Six years after founder Candy Lightner’s daughter is killed by a drunken driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has 381 chapters in 48 states. The group claims credit for changing laws and attitudes about drinking and driving.

1987: The last of The Village’s 14 complexes, The Lakes, is completed. Also, Dallas-area clinics begin marketing AIDS testing to heterosexuals increasingly fearful of contracting what until then had been known as the “gay plague.”

1988: An amendment to the Fair Housing Act bans “adults only” apartment complexes.

Caption: PHOTO(S): 1. (Photo courtesy of Mark Jennings) In the mid-1980s, residents passed the time with pool volleyball – a sport you could play with a beer in your hand. 2. (Photo courtesy Margo Finley Keen) Margo Finley Keen enjoys a friend’s Mercedes convertible in a parking lot of The Corners, The Village complex where she lived in the late 1970s. 3. (Photo courtesy of William Ruble) Above left: Softball diamonds were an ideal place to play, hang out and meet other people who called The Village homein the mid-1980s. 4. (Photo courtesy of Margo Finley Keen) Left: For a year beginning in April 1976, Margo Finley Keen (left) and Deby Darsey Lamb shared a three-bedroom apartment that was a “revolving door” of roommates.

Section: TODAY
Page: 1C
Record Number: 1026010
Copyright 1998 The Dallas Morning News Company

DMN 6.8.1998 Letters to Editor Include: Remember Marble (see last letter)


The Dallas Morning News – Monday, June 8, 1998

Rest in peace, Phil

The world will surely mourn the loss of the great comedian that was Phil Hartman. His humor was dry and sarcastic, but overflowing with wit. With his sharp impressions he was able to make us re-live The Duke and Jack Benny and countless others, and his character Bill McNeal from NewsRadio gave us acidic office humor that was top-notch. Not only was he one of the greatest comedians that graced the likes of Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons; being a father is surely where he will be missed most. The world may have lost a comedic genius, but his children lost their father. Rest in peace, Phil, we’ll miss you!


Change the signs

Over the last few months I have noticed signs on the backs of DART buses and billboards in Dallas with these statements in large letters:”KEEP DFW STRONG LEAVE LOVE ALONE” and”WASHINGTON LEAVE OUR AIRPORTS ALONE.” I also noticed in very small letters:”paid by American Airlines.”

So that the public has a clear understanding of the statements on the signs, I recommend the following changes in large letters:”WE AT AMERICAN AIRLINES DO NOT WANT ANY COMPETITION FROM LOVE FIELD SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO CHARGE SOME OF THE HIGHEST AIR FARES IN THE COUNTRY” or”WE AT AMERICAN AIRLINES HAVE 70% OF THE BUSINESS AT DFW AIRPORT AND WILL DO ANYTHING AND USE ANYBODY TO GET 100% OF THE BUSINESS.” With these statements the public will really be able to understand what the airport controversy is all about.


Only at City Hall

If you read the financial section every day, you will get the feeling that every two or three weeks, Tom Hicks announces a new acquisition. He spends several hundred million dollars to well over a billion dollars to buy another new business.

I often wonder if Mr. Hicks & Co. passes the tin cup around to the stockholders and employees of these prospective new acquisitions to help finance the deal. I think not. Only in Dallas City Hall did he find a bird nest on the ground.


Used to be treason

During the first month of the Monica Lewinsky affair the public was bombarded with polls showing that the president’s popularity rose as the scandal dragged on. That has been a while back, though. Since Chinagate started it seems as if polling for the president’s popularity has stopped. The only poll I have seen recently showed that 47 percent of the American population believes that this administration allowed technology to pass into Chinese hands for campaign contributions. I wonder if those polled realize they were affirming that the president committed what used to be called treason.


Thank the sheriff

I read with interest about the Arlington Police Department’s concern about whether or not Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams was called to help with the disturbance at the Hurricane Harbor water park.

By the Constitution and the statutes of the state of Texas, the sheriff is the conservator of the peace throughout the county, and has not only the right but the duty to keep the peace anywhere in the county. Even in the city of Arlington, the sheriff’s jurisdiction and authority on these matters are greater than that of the Arlington Police Department in every way. The Code of Criminal Procedure expressly places upon Sheriff Williams not only the right, but the legal obligation to”quell and suppress all assaults and batteries, insurrections and unlawful assemblies.”

Instead of wondering why he showed up, it seems that the Arlington Police Department ought to be happy to get the help, and the citizens of Tarrant County ought to be glad they have a public servant who will get out of bed in the middle of the night to put himself in harm’s way to do his job.


A great teacher

Re: The article about Highland Park seniors receiving their yearbooks after delays. School administrators delayed distribution of the yearbooks because of what they deemed inappropriate material in them. The article also stated yearbook adviser Judy Babb may have some sort of disciplinary action taken against her. It is this bit of news that saddens me.

Mrs. Babb was my high school journalism teacher at Skyline from 1980 to 1984. While at Skyline, Mrs. Babb not only taught journalism, she was also adviser for the yearbook and newspaper and friend and mentor to all of her students. She was the main influence, next to my parents, on my decision to become a journalist and nurture my God-given talent to write.

Mrs. Babb is one of those teachers you never forget. It’s been almost 15 years since I’ve been in high school and I think of her and her positive contributions to my life often. Recently I wrote her a letter telling her how much she meant to me then and still means to me now.

To the Highland Park School administrators I say, look at all of the facts before you make a decision to reprimand one of the best teachers Dallas has ever seen — and will ever see. DOROTHY GENTRY, DeSoto

Remember Marble

Has it been 20 years already? My, my, how time flies and before we know it Guy William Marble is back out on the streets among us again.

Contrary to The Dallas Morning News’ (May 24,”Man known as ‘ Friendly Rapist ‘ set to leave prison”) seemingly defensive claim that there were no critics of the”media-ready” oxymoronic and aggrandizing label which your newspaper — along with the Dallas Police Department — all too readily bestowed upon this rapist; there were, in fact, critics who weren’t so out of touch with the reality of his acts against women.

International Women’s Day, 1977, the Kitty Genovese Women’s Project, a newspaper published partly because of that ignorance in the mainstream local media offered for his apprehension a $1,000 reward.

Published therein:”THERE ARE NO FRIENDLY RAPISTS! This man is burglarizing women’s apartments, holding knives to their throats and threatening death if they refuse sex with him. He is practicing indiscriminate terrorism that not only denies his victims their own self-determination, but severely limits the freedom of all women. Every human being is entitled to determine his or her own existence without the intrusion of another. He is violating that most basic human right with every victim added

Now, not so different from before, he wants to just slither off, change his name and disappear; he wants discussion of his own loved ones off limits. But let it be known to him there are those who still remember him, all too well, even after all these years, contemptuously.

The”unfriendly” rapist has raped over 50 women and victimized unfathomable numbers more through the generalized fear he has wrought. May Guy William Marble never experience peace; may he never experience a moment of contentment.

My most sincere and loving condolences to all his victims, especially the woman quoted in this recent article who shared with us all the restrictions still affecting her life 20 years after the fact that will keep her caged long after Mr. Marble is free to roam.

NIKKI CRAFT, Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Page: 10A
Record Number: 1024686
Copyright 1998 The Dallas Morning News Company

Nikki Craft has been a longtime, committed, feminist and activist:

The Nikki Wiki: All About Nikki Craft

Believed to be the personal website of Nikki Craft: http://www.nikkicraft.com/

Here is a screen shot from this website which says Craft co-founded The Kitty Genovese Women’s Project

Below is the newspaper Ad (mentioned in the Craft Letter To The Editor above) for International Womens Day 3.8.77

[see page 423]

(24 days after Marble’s arrest)

I have been unable to determine when or if this “Reward” was posted at any time prior to the Marble’s arrest. Their own fact sheet (see below) says “(l)ast May we bagan plans to release a reward fund for the “Friendly Rapist”. Two days after the printing of this publication…” he “was apprehended” There is no indication what “publication” is referred to it is assumed it is referring to this advertisement. Obviously this ad shows the date March 8, 1977 (24 days after Marble’s arrest). As far as I know no one connected with DPD or the public ever received this $1000.00 for his capture. The logical people to have received this reward would have been DPD as a whole, or Officer Barry Whitfield (who arrested him) or Linda Robertson for sketching his likeness and most specifically Virginia Huston (the burglary victim and intended rape victim of the FBR) who saw and described the likeness of Guy William Marble Jr. to Ms. Robertson. Again, to my knowledge no one received this offered reward.

In Chapter 20 of One Step from Murder: the friendly burglar RAPIST [pages 422-427] I discuss the various discrepancies

in the Reward Flyer (above) and the Open Letter (below)

Regarding the Reward Flyer there is an additional discrepancy I had not considered, vis-a-vis the statement: “On July 30, 1976 at 3:30 a.m., he returned to one woman’s apartment a second time, arrogantly proclaiming: “Since this is my 50th time, I decided you are going to be twice.” You can read the seven (7) other errors [page 426], but consider this. If Marble was arrested on February 14, 1976 and, as the flyer points out, “he has been credited with the rapes of at least fifty (50) women…” at the time of his arrest, how could his “50th time” have occurred on July 30, 1976? Particularly when Marble admitted to committing the eight (8) rapes that occurred between August 1, 1976 and February 14, 1977?

Here below is the accompanying (Open Letter) fact sheet about the Kitty Genovese Womens Project

Note paragraph nine (9) re “plans” and paragraph ten (10) where the FBR’s arrest & arresting officer is acknowledged.

- no mention is made of paying out this reward -

Here is a 2004 article from American Psychological Association with a purported history/perspective on Criminal Profiling


Crime Analysis Has Come A Long Way!

Geographic Profiling – It’s What We Did – Only We Didn’t Know It

Here is a Canadian company that uses sophisticated computer software to do what Tom and I did in our heads, on a hand-held TI calculator and on handmade charts and graphs. I wish we had had these guys working our data way back when. I am sure there are a number of U.S. companies that do the same or similar thing. Other companies and products are listed below.





Crime Analysis at the Dallas Police Department continued to grow in sophistication and use of emerging technology after I and Tom left the department. Lt. Mark Stallo brought many new ideas to the law enforcement specialty called Crime Analysis. Here is Mark’s book information from Amazon.com and a link to two of his books. Also below several other books now available on current Crime Analysis tools, techniques and technologies.



Here are several books on Crime Analysis currently available on Amazon.com



the larger color picture of our

2nd Floor Division Crime Analyst Office Circa November 1976

Appendix C Personal Thanks

FBR & FBR-Related Case Investigators 525

Physical Evidence Section Investigators 526

DPD Officers who Inv’d, Answered FBR & FBR-related calls 527

Officer C.M. Dooley & his K-9 partner 528

Tactical Officer Barry M. Whitfield 528

My DPD Partners / Supervisors /Civilians 529

FBR Table of Contents & Appendices 531

FBR Book Cover Illustration – Evolution SWS FN #7 pg 15


My Special Thanks


my crime-fighting partner

Sr. Corporal Thomas H. Covington, Jr. #2273 (ret.)