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Elizabeth Barclay & the Dallas Child Murders

Elizabeth Barclay & the Dallas Child Murders

Update: 2021-10-042


In October of 1979 7-year-old Elizabeth Lynne Barclay, along with her little brother and a neighbor friend, headed to a convenience store near home to get some ice cream. Just minutes after they left, Elizabeth’s brother came running back to the Barclay apartment, telling his mother that his big sister had been taken by a man. What followed was a massive search effort conducted by the Dallas Police, the Barclay Family, and volunteers from all over. She was found deceased miles from home about 7 weeks later. The death was ruled homicide, most likely by gunshot wound. No clear suspect was ever identified, but it’s likely at least some Dallas Detectives theorized a connection between Elizabeth’s case and the 1977 murders and abductions of 7-year-old Ladina Ann McCoy and 12-year-old Suzie Marie Mages. Clear suspects in those cases, too, are elusive.

If you have any information about the 1979 murder of Elizabeth Barclay, please contact the Texas Rangers at their cold case website ( or by phone at 800-346-3242

If you have any information about the 1977 murder of Ladina McCoy, or the 1977 murder of Suzie Mages, please contact North Texas Crime Stoppers at 877 373 8477

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The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wills Point Chronicle, and the Denton Record-Chronicle were used as sources for this episode.

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Tyra was "skeleton-like" (skeletonized) after 9 days of having been buried?

Oct 4th
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