True crime authors to host “Silent Silhouette” signing in Walnut Ridge

Investigative journalist and true crime author George Jared will host a book signing Friday (Oct. 28) for his new book, “Silent Silhouette … Who killed Deborah Sue” at Eclectic Geekery in Walnut Ridge from 4-6 p.m. He will be joined by the book’s co-author Jennifer Bucholtz.  

Bucholtz is a former Army counterintelligence officer and a criminology professor at American Military University. She is an investigator with the El Paso’s Sheriff’s Department in Colorado, too.  

The book details the mysterious death of 18-year-old, newlywed Deborah Sue Williamson. The woman was stabbed to death in her carport on Aug. 24, 1975 in Lubbock, Texas.  

Jared and Bucholtz spent a year investigating and analyzing different aspects of the case. The investigation included live interviews with persons of interest, possible suspects, a review of the original case files and consultations with top experts in various fields.

Her case was profiled in the Netflix documentary series “The Confession Killer.” 

The mystery of what happened to the beautiful woman stretches across the vast west Texas desert into the rolling Ozark Mountains in Missouri. The case shockingly has a number of ties to Northeast Arkansas and the duo believes it can be solved.  

On chapter in the book is an update chapter on the murder of Rebekah Gould. She was a 22-year-old college student that was killed on or about Sept. 20, 2004, in Guion. For 16 years her case went unsolved until William Miller, the first cousin of her love interest, Casey McCullough confessed.  

Jared and Bucholtz lured Miller onto a Facebook page a year before his confession and communicated with them often and left various theories on posts on the page. He recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 years. The chapter in the book details behavioral aspects of his words and actions and those of McCullough.  

It’s the fourth true crime book that Jared has released. His previous works include “Witches in West Memphis,”The Creek Side Bones,” and “Whispers in the Willows.” All three of those books include chapters about Gould’s murder case.

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