Real Name: Colleen Reed
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: December 29, 1991
Date of Birth: 1963
Marital Status: Dating
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes.
Details: On December 29, 1991, Colleen Reed was abducted from near a car wash in Austin, Texas. She had withdrawn cash earlier that day before ending up at the car wash alone. Three young local friends, Steve Marks and Mike and Bill Goldman, said they might have seen her kidnapper's car, a tan Ford Thunderbird. At 8.55 pm, Steve Marks was on his way to meet his two brothers-in-law at a friend’s house on Powell Street. Less than a block from the house, he pulled behind a tan Ford Thunderbird driving very slowly. He followed it down the street to the front of his friend’s house where it had pulled up into the parking garage ahead of him. Mike and Bill Goldman said they encountered the same car two blocks from the house going on the wrong way on an one way street. After 9pm, they heard screaming and a car door slam as the Thunderbird pulled the wrong way onto Fitz Street. A few seconds later, the Goldman brothers arrived at the car wash to investigate and discovered Colleen's deserted white Mazda MX-5 inside a stall with her purse and the keys inside it. Police believe she might have been followed from the bank.
Suspects: Kenneth McDuff
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the April 29, 1992 episode.
Results: Solved. Serial killer Kenneth McDuff was subsequently identified as having abducted, raped, and tortured Colleen with the help of an accomplice, Alva Worley, who was arrested in Dublin, Texas. McDuff quickly admitted having been involved in the kidnapping, but claims at the last time he saw her, she was alive. He pleaded guilty and is now serving a forty-year sentence. McDuff was captured in 1993 and trialed in January 1994. A jury convicted him of her murder. He led police to her body, located in a shallow grave in Waco, shortly before his execution in November 1998. The body was recovered on the banks of the Brazos River, just outside of Marlin, Texas, the county seat of McDuff's native Falls County, Texas.