BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 4

by Synova Cantrell Part four of this saga leads us back to the beginning of this tragic tale; the strange death of disabled, Janice Robeson Wilhelm. Just to recap, Janice was found dead from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was sitting up in her recliner with her hands tucked neatly under her lap blanket. The .45

BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 3

by Synova Cantrell For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the series, here is a quick rundown. The family patriarch, Morris Robeson is found dead from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.   (Date of Death: 11/20/2000)     Oil will be discovered on Morris’ property in the future.

BLACK GOLD RUNS RED IN TEXAS: PART 2

by Synova Cantrell   Morris A. Robeson was a strong, strapping Texan, and a WWII Air Force veteran. Morris returned from war and started a lumber business in Centerville, Texas. He was involved in the entire process from bidding on the trees to cutting them down, hauling the logs, and creating rough lumber in his

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BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 1

by Synova Cantrell       One suspicious suicide in a small town may not be unusual, but five deaths within a square mile of each other? Within a year an oil boom hits Centerville, Texas and the deaths are all swept under the rug. While a hand full of people get rich, the family members

The Dead Speak to Centerville Texas

Hello Texas!  You may or may not have heard of Justice for Jan.  Well I am Jan.  And yes, I am very much dead.  Unless you have the ability to speak with the dead we likely will not have a conversation. Perhaps you might take little time and hear what I have been able to

Death on the Red River

Jennifer Harris was 28 when she disappeared on May 12, 2002. Her Jeep was found abandoned on the side of the road. Six days later, a fisherman found her nude body floating in the Red River.   Police learned Jennifer had told at least one other person she was pregnant. Initially, while she was missing,

Inside a Mexican Industrial Meth Lab

By Stuart Ramsay   In the central mountains of Mexico lies the city of Culiacan. By rights it should be a sleepy backwater, a one-donkey rural nowheresville, but it is not.   Alongside manicured parks and pristine government buildings it boasts shopping malls, designer clothes shops, five star hotels, shi-shi restaurants and nightclubs.   What

A Writer Steps Out of the Shadows

  Melonie Magruder is a Journalist and Writer, known for articles with the L.A. Times Community News Group, the Santa Monica Daily Press, The Malibu Times as well as  screenplays associated with several Films.     I am a journalist in California and a writer. I never wrote an article on the suspicious deaths in

  On April 11, 2011, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder signed off on Gerald Willhelm’s application to probate the will of his late wife, Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson). This is what Judge Ryder had to say on the occasion: “The Court, after having heard and considered the evidence, finds that legal notices of the filing

Holy Perjury, Batman! The Dynamic Duo of Lies

  Perjury is a criminal offense, right? Not for some folks in Leon County, Texas.  Diedre Kyle and Ben Partlou are apparently among the elite few who may perjure themselves without any repercussions. These two are “witnesses” to the forged will of Janice Lee Robeson Willhelm.     On December 8, 2010, Janice Willhelm, Jan