The Bossman in The Bighouse

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Mystery Woman of El Dorado. Arkansas 1991.

The victim, who is described as an 18 to 21 year old white female, with blonde hair and stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall, was found murdered at the Whitehall Motel in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 10, 1991. Her identity is unknown since she apparently used several aliases throughout the years prior to her death. An investigation by the authorities determined that the victim had resided in the Dallas, Texas, Shrevport, Louisiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas.
At the time of her death, she was a resident of El Dorado when she went to the Whitehall Motel where James Roy McAlphin dragged her into the parking lot and beat her, then took her into the motel room and shot her. McAlphin was convicted of her murder and is in prison. The victim came to El Dorado, Arkansas from Dallas, Texas in early 1991 where she used the name "Kelly Carr/Karr" and worked as a prostitute at a club called the Carousel. After leaving Dallas, she stopped off in Shreveport and then arrived in El Dorado. The victim, who suffered beatings from her clients visited the hospital emergency room frequently and was arrested in May of 1991 for bad checks where she gave the name "Cheryl Ann Wick" from Minneapolis. Prior to her death, she worked as a topless dancer in Little Rock and that is where she told her "friends" she was originally from Florida. Police believe she may have been a runaway, which is why she didn’t use her real name.
After her death, police found a Bible in her belongings, which belonged to a family in Irving, Texas she had lived with for a while. At some time she was arrested in Dallas and Houston with the alias's: "Cheryl Wick", "Sharon Wiley", "Kelly Carr" and "Mercedes".
When found, she had an Arkansas ID card which read "Cheryl Ann Wick". They located the parents' address and when they called, Cheryl Wick herself answered and said she didn’t know the victim. The police believe that this was a case of identity theft. A detective found a copy of a letter sent from the police to the FBI stating that the suspect had given the name "Kelly Lee Carr" and that she was wanted in Virginia and along the East Coast for bank robbery.
Click on the web link, see the pictures, read the case file and if you have any information on The Mystery Woman of El Dorado, contact your local police.
Thank you,
The Bossman
Special Thanks to our listeners, Rita McDonald and Ellen Leach of Mississippi for contributing this segment to today's program.


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