CAPTURED UNSOLVED 104
J.B. BEASLEY, 17 and
TRACIE HAWLETT, 17
On July 31, 1999, incoming high school seniors J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were celebrating J.B.'s 17th birthday by driving to a party near their homes in Dothan, Alabama. But without proper directions, the girls got lost and stopped for help at a convenience store in Ozark. The girls got directions from someone at the store who saw them pull out of the parking lot toward the highway. It was the last time they were seen alive. After the girls drove off, someone forced them into a remote location. Police say the killer performed sexual acts on one of the girls before shooting both teenagers in the head. J.B. and Tracie were found dead in the trunk of J.B.'s car on August 1st, not far from the convenience store where they were last seen.
When police found the car, the driver's side window was down. The girls' ID's and purses were still inside the car.
J.B.'s driver's license was on the dashboard, as if she'd pulled it out to show someone.
Police say why the girls stopped remains a mystery. They say it doesn't look like someone forced the girls off the road, since there was no damage to the car. They say they don't know how the killer got the girls to stop.
Authorities believe the girls were killed in a different location than where their car was found.
There is a $45,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
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Ozark Police Department: (334) 774-2644
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