The chilling secret life of Faryion Wardrip, the Texas Sunday school teacher who was sent to death row for his brutal crimes.
To the people of Olney, Texas, thirty-nine-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen—a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the truth about the man they thought they knew.
In January 1999, investigators reviewing the files of three unsolved murders dating back fifteen years came across information linking Wardrip to the attractive young female victims—Terry Sims, twenty, who had been bound, raped, and stabbed to death; Toni Gibbs, twenty-three, who was found slashed and sexually assaulted; and Ellen Blau, twenty-one, who disappeared after working a night shift, her badly decomposed body found a month later.
Smart police work snared a sample of Wardrip’s DNA, matching it with semen found in the Sims case. Wardrip confessed to the three murders, and one more—the strangulation death of Debra Taylor, twenty-five—though it was Sims’s murder that put him on death row in Texas and made him the prime suspect in ten other similar unsolved killings in Fort Worth.
From an author who has been called “the Texas version of Ann Rule,” this is the shocking true story of this infamous case (Times Record News, Wichita Falls).
“Gripping true crime.” —Lt. James Cron, Dallas Sheriff’s Department (ret.)