It’s been more than 20-years since a River Valley serial killer murdered two women and raped a 16-year-old girl.
Charles Ray Vines was convicted on two capital murder charges, in Sebastian and Crawford county. Vines’ crimes are now the focus of a national TV show.
Jay Rider, Former Captain, Fort Smith Police Department said, “From the aspect of what was done with the victims, it was probably one of the most horrific homicides I ever worked.”
It’s the type of case Rider said he’ll never forget.
“It was a really horrific crime scene. There was blood in every place. In the living room, the attacker had kicked the door in. The door frame shattered all over the room,” Rider explained. “Clearly she had a violent confrontation. You could see defense marks all over her hands and arms. Stab wounds to the head, and torso.”