On Aug. 18, 1983, 27-year-old Mary Till left her Arlington apartment at about 9 a.m. and headed toward the Dallas law firm where she worked. She first stopped for gas at a convenience store near State Highway 360 and Green Oaks Boulevard. If she made it to the lot where she usually parked her Mazda RX-7 on the east end of downtown Dallas, she would have walked west five or six blocks to her office. She didn’t arrive at her desk that morning. Her car was found the next day outside a Dallas apartment complex 10 miles south of her office. The interior was burned, and several pieces of her jewelry were stashed at the back of the passenger seat. Her remains were found about five months later in a field not far from where her car was found. Mary had been shot in the head.
Clockwise, from top left: 1. Mary Till’s 1977 bridal photo2. Photo taken in 2021 of access to the field where Mary's remains were found3. 1983 photo of downtown Dallas lot where Mary paid to park on workdays4. 1983 photo of investigators examining Mary's Mazda RX-7