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Suspected Serial Killer Indicted in UNT Student's Murder

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    Suspected Serial Killer Indicted in UNT Student's Murder
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    William Reece, inset, over a missing poster.

    A suspected serial killer was indicted Friday in the murder of a UNT student who disappeared in 1997 and whose body wasn’t found for 19 years.

    William Reece, 57, former long-haul truck driver, was charged in Brazoria County, where Cox’s body was found buried in a pasture last year.

    Cox was 20-years-old when she vanished in Denton on July 15, 1997, and her case had remained a mystery for years.

    Reese later led authorities to Cox's body near Houston and forensic tests confirmed the remains were hers.

    Reece is currently jailed in Oklahoma, where he is awaiting trial for the murder of a 19-year-old Oklahoma City woman.

    In all, Reece is accused of four murders in Oklahoma and Texas and the kidnapping of a fifth young woman, Sandra Sapaugh, who survived by jumping out of his truck on Interstate 45.


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