MONROE — Dorothy Hill, Debbie Wilson and Tammy Alford share a tragic bond.

“This is a club. No one wants to be a member of this club, but once you are a member, you are just connected by it,” says Hill. 

All three are the sisters of murdered women.

“Its a matter of you have to keep living even though they didn’t get to,” says Hill.

“It took me years before I would even talk about Kathy,” Wilson adds.

“We just want to get some kind of closure,” says Alford.

Its been more than 30 years, and the murders have not been solved.

Sadly in August of 1980, the body of Angie Hill was found near an industrial park on Richwood Road #2, but the tragedy didn’t stop there.

Less than a year later in April 1981, the body of Kathy Whorton was found on McGuire Ranch Road, and again murder would hit too close to home for one more family.

In February of 1982, the body of Sherry Alford was found in her car along Highway 139. This is the same general area where the cars of the other two women were found.

Hill, Wilson and Alford believe their sisters’ cases might be related.

“You feel alone. You feel like you are the only one. Then number two happens, and you think ‘oh my God.’ Then number three happens, and you think ‘oh my God.’ You know what they are going through. You are going through it yourself,” says Hill.

The women say there are many similarities, but location is a key part of that belief.

THe sisters believe the killer or killers took the women from an area near Desiard Street where they lived or worked. Their bodies were left near Highway 165.

Alford says,”Her car was left running with the headlights and radio on. It was just right in the middle of the road.”

Alford believes her sister’s killer was interrupted before she could be taken. In the first two cases, the killer or killers took the women from their cars and raped them before dumping the bodies. However, Sherry Alford was killed on the spot.

“Lights are coming up the hill. Someone is coming. These people or whoever it is had to get out of there. They didn’t have time to grab her,” says Hill. “If they had time to grab her, I wonder if they would have?”

“Oh most definitely. They would have,” says Alford.

“Then they would all three have even more similarities,” says Hill. 

Three decades later, the families of these women are still looking for answers.

“You just get eaten up inside. My mother went to her grave not knowing. My father went to his grave not knowing, and to be honest with you I think I am going to go to mine not knowing,” says Hill.

Alford adds,”We are just hoping we can get someone to come in with fresh eyes to look at these three cases and see if maybe they can be solved. It would bring closure not only for us, but the community.”

Debbie Wilson says a ring was taken from her sister on the night she was killed. Wilson says she still looks for the ring or someone, who might know about the ring.

She says DNA evidence found on her sister, Kathy Whorton’s body links a man currently in prison named Anthony Wilson to the crime, but Wilson has never been charged.

“He might have something to do with the other cases. It would be a great thing if he was involved if we could get a confession from him,” says Debbie Wilson.

The women say several false confessions have been made over the years. Some of those false confession came from infamous names like Henry Lee Lucas, Ottis Toole and Barry Beach. All three men have since been cleared as suspects in the murders.

Tammy Alford says, “I think it really hampered the cases a lot. A lot of attention was focused there when it could have been focused elsewhere. As the time went the trail just got colder and colder.”

Debbie Wilson says she has been in contact with Beach. She says he sent her a letter expressing his regret for interfering with these cases.

Now, Hill, Wilson and Alford say they would like to see law enforcement agencies work together in an effort to close these cases.

“The sheriff’s office has some of the evidence. The Monroe City police has some of the evidence. If it is possible, I wish a cold case team could start looking together for that information,” says Wilson.

Until they have answers, all three women say they will continue to lean on each other for support and try to block out their sisters’ tragic endings with good memories.

Dorothy Hill loving speaks about her sister, Angie. She says,”She was so sweet. If she just had a dollar on her person and you needed it, she would have given it to you.”

“She was just coming out of her shell around the time she had started college. She was just a sophomore at Northeast (ULM) at the time,” says Wilson talking about her sister, Kathy.

Tammy Alford also remembers wonderful thing about her sister, Sherry. She says, “She was very smart, very pretty and just very full of life as my dad said.”

Anyone with information on these case is urged to call Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 388-2274. 

To learn more about these cases, visit the Justice For Sherry Lynn Alford and Angelene (Angie) Rosel Hill Facebook page.

Debbie Wilson has also written a book about her sister’s case called Sweet Scent of Justice.