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Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields.There have been few crimes more haunting in Texas than the killings of several young women who lived in towns located along the fifty-mile coastal stretch between Houston and Galveston. According to law enforcement officials, the killings began in the early seventies and lasted through the late nineties. Over the years, various suspects have come and gone. And none of them have been more interesting than a former NASA engineer, Robert Abel, who owned a small horseback-riding business outside the town of League City. His property was next to an abandoned oil field, known as the “killing fields,” where the remains of four young women had been found between 1984 and 1991. The League City police were so convinced he murdered those women and buried them,…

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