In 1967, the virtually crime-free town of Sierra Vista, AZ was terrorized by a serial killer. Known as “The Phantom,” a sixteen-year-old black male was targeting blonde haired white children for murder.
He killed seven-year-old Cindy Clelland and six-year-old Jenelle Haines. He was also targeting another nine-year-old girl.
The killer ended up being William Huff, who had killed neighborhood cats and stolen bicycles. Huff was also accused of breaking into a neighbor’s house and fondling a little girl. He was caught and convicted in part because he sent a letter to the police taunting them. His handwriting matched the letter sent to police.