Houston Police Release Sketch of 'Lover's Lane' Suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police have released a sketch of a
suspect in the 18-year-old "Lover's Lane" slayings of a couple.
That comes after DNA evidence linked that case to the rape of an
exotic dancer just two months before their deaths.
In the summer of 1990, the bodies of 22-year-old Cheryl Henry
and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Garland "Andy" Atkinson, were
found in an undeveloped, wooded area of western Harris County where
young people often went to park. Both had been tied up with rope
and their throats slashed. Henry had been raped.
The Houston Chronicle reports that last year, DNA evidence from
semen found in Henry's body was matched to DNA collected in the
unsolved 1990 rape of a 30-year-old exotic dancer who worked at
GiGi's, a topless club.
Henry had worked at a similar club, Rick's Cabaret, and Atkinson
occasionally worked the door at Dreams Street, a club managed by
his father.
Now, for the first time, investigators are considering the
possibility the man who attacked them frequented or worked at local
strip clubs.
After talking with the rape victim, investigators released a
composite sketch of the suspect Friday.

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