... Criminal Justice System in Texas “Dear Daddy, I am going to Austin because I have received a very good job offer. I am sorry that I decided to leave abruptly but I had to go. But do not worry, I will be back till late August.
Daddy, I am sure that you that I love you. Don’t worry about me.
Mr. Lawrence, Billy’s father received the letter (Olsen, pp. 46) shown above somewhere around June 4, 1973. Although, Billy was forced to write this letter, he had not received any job offer, and he was not going to Austin, he did return to his home by August. Sadly, he was not alive when his parents found him buried at Sam Rayburn Lake along with three other teenage boys who became the victims ...