7-1- 81, I have reviewed the homicide case in which Kathy Howard was murdered in 1973, refer case 7737113 PCSO.
Included in the similarities between that case and this case are:
1. The young age of the victim. Howard being 14yrs old and (with the exception v/ G. (Sue) Sharp) the victims of this case are very young. Tina being 12 yr. 2. The method of use to kill. Howard was beaten and stabbed. She had two round ( approx. 5/8” ) depressed fractures on top of her skull . From the drawing by the pathologist it appears to me that they could have been made by the use of a hammer or similar object. Her throat was cut as if attempt was made to cut the jugular. She was also stabbed in the eye. In the Sharp case, the victims were beaten about the head with a hammer and they were stabbed/ V/J (John) Sharp showed evidence of his throat being cut as if an attempt was made to cut the jugular. . V/G Sharp was stabbed in the throat. In both cases the major center of violence was to the head. 3. Treatment prior to death. In both cases there was abuse prior to death. 4. Clothing. In both cases the victims were dressed when found
Items that were NOT consistent include:
1. Bindings. In the Sharp case the victims were bound by tape and cord.