On August 23, 1990, 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Andy Atkinson, were brutally murdered in an undeveloped, wooded area of westernHarrisCountyinHouston,Texas. Both victims had been tied with a rope and their throats slashed. Cheryl had also been raped.
Nearly 21 years later those murders remain unsolved. Joining us to discuss the status of the investigation will be the fathers of the victims, Bob Henry and Garland Atkinson, and Gene Cervantes of Citizens Against Homicide.
The Rick DeVecchi Case
On the morning of December 17, 1998, 37-year-old Rick DeVecchi was working at the family trucking company in Berkeley, California. A person was observed prowling in the back of Rick’s pickup truck, which was parked across the street. Rick was informed, but continued the tasks he was doing. A few minutes later Rick and a co-worker walked out of the gate and began to walk toward Rick’s pickup truck. By this time the suspect had gotten into his own car. He began to drive toward Rick. Without warning he accelerated his car and swerved to intentionally run over Rick. Rick was thrown up and over the car. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died three days later. No one has been arrested for Rick DeVecchi’s murder.
Rick’s brother Randy DeVecchi and Gene Cervantes will explain the current status of the investigation.