Catherine Davis was 23 when she returned to her southwest Fort Worth cottage apartment not long before midnight on Sept. 28, 1984. It was about 10 months after Sandra Bush had vanished. A short time after neighbors heard Catherine come home, they heard angry voices and then saw a man close the door to her apartment, get into her Dodge Dart and drive away. Her apartment was engulfed in flames less than an hour later, but Catherine never returned home. Her car was found several days later parked outside an apartment complex just a few miles from her home. Inside the car, police found coat hangers with traces of human blood on them. A smudge of blood was also on the car door handle, and debris from a field was stuck to the car’s undercarriage. One of the tires had gone flat. Catherine’s body was found about four months later in a field nearly 7 miles south of her apartment. Investigators were unable to determine how she was killed.
Clockwise, from top left: 1. Undated photo of Catherine Davis2. 1984 photo of Catherine's burned-out cottage apartment3. 1984 photo of handwritten note left for Catherine4. 1984 photo of Catherine's blue Dodge Dart in the police impound lot after she vanished