Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson were a young couple that had their lives ahead of them. They were murdered and the killer left behind some macabre clues. This is a 1990 crime the city of Houston has not forgotten.
Episode 16 covers one of Houston’s most infamous double homicides and one of our most requested cases. Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson would meet their fate after pulling up to one of the city’s many hangouts for young people to drink, listen to music, and get away from parents. The location of their murders would quickly grow the lore and designate a nickname for the tragedy, the “Lover’s Lane Murders”. Almost 30 years later, there are still no answers to who the monster is in this case, but hopefully new technology and DNA advances can turn this cold case into peace for the Atkinson and Henry families. Source Links: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/cold_cases/featured_cases.htm https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Note-may-hold-clues-in-lovers-lane-slayings-1634109.php http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2008/may/nr051908-4.htm http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.true-crime/2008-06/msg01114.html https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DNA-may-help-break-notorious-Lover-s-Lane-1635849.php#item-85307-tbla-5 As always, if you have any information on this unsolved case or any other case we feature on our show, do not hesitate to contact the HPD Cold Case Division at 713-308-3618 OR call CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can view pictures, maps, documents, and more are www.murdercitypod.com. To donate and help the girls with case records, research supplies, and equipment visit: www.murdercitypod.com.
Welcome to Texas 10-31, this is the very first episode! I wanted to open the podcast with discussing the unsolved murders of Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson in Houston! The next couple episodes are done solely by Hannah and then Cassie jumps in on episode 4. Audio and editing aren't our specialty for the first few epsiodes, so if you want to skip to episode 8 that's when things get good!!