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An accused serial killer who is being held for two separate killings in Pennsylvania has a warrant issued for his arrest in the murder of a young pregnant woman who disappeared in Michigan in 2005, police announced this week.
Harold David Haulman III, 43, has been accused of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Ashley Marie Parlier, a 21-year-old pregnant woman who disappeared on June 12, 2005, in Battle Creek. Calhoun County Sheriff Steve Hinkley said at a press conference on Tuesday morning that the county prosecutor’s office had issued the warrant for Haulman.
“I'm pleased to say that after 16 years, Ashley Parlier’s family can know justice is near,” Hinkley told the media.
Haulman had already been charged with the murder of Pennsylvania women Tianna Phillips, 25, in 2018 and 26-year-old Erica Shultz, who vanished after a leaving for a date on Dec. 6. He was arrested on Dec. 26 after railway workers spotted him wandering along tracks in Pennsylvania and making suicidal statements; he’d apparently cut his wrists with a boxcutter.
Haulman has been charged with homicide, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse in relation to Shultz’s slaying. The two had met on the dating app MeetMe, authorities said. Police said he confessed to the slaying and pointed investigators in the direction of Shultz’s remains. Her body was then quickly recovered from a wooded area in Butler Township. Haulman allegedly told detectives he’d clubbed Shultz, who reportedly had autism spectrum disorder, several times with a hammer and later stabbed her multiple times with a kitchen knife.
After meeting Phillips online, on June 13, 2018, Haulman allegedly picked her up in Berwick, drove around the area and then brought her to the woods, where he allegedly bludgeoned her to death. He told them he’d “stabbed her everywhere,” detectives said.
"If these situations don't match the definition of what a serial killer is, then nothing does," Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Dan Zola said of Haulman, according to the Daily Item.
While in custody in June, Haulman apparently mentioned Parlier to detectives. He agreed to assist in locating her body, Hinkley said on Tuesday. Haulman was then flown to Battle Creek, Michigan, and transported by detectives in an attempt to locate the area where Parlier’s murder had occurred 15 years earlier. Haulman had lived in Battle Creek between 2002 and 2009, working as a truck driver.
That search for Parlier’s remains was unsuccessful and they have not been found.
Holman had confessed to having an argument with Parlier at a home in Emmett Township prior to her killing, Hiuchley said.
“He indicated he had assaulted her, knocking her unconscious. He then drove her to a remote area in New Township where he struck her in the head several times with a piece of wood until she was dead,” he told the press.
Haulman also served jail time in relation to a death in May 1999 in Rammstein, Germany, Hickley said. Those charges were reduced and he was released, according to a report in the Daily Item. Detectives also discovered that he had research material related to serial killers and grave robbing, Hinkley said on Tuesday.
Haulman is being held without bond in Luzerne County Prison. In June, he entered not guilty pleas on counts of criminal homicide, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse in the disappearances of both Shultz and Phillips. The cases will be tried separately, according to the Times Leader.
Attorneys Brian C. Corcoran, Charles G. Ross Jr. and Stephen William Palubinsky are defending Haulman.
Anyone has any additional information, details, or know Haulman or knew Parlier has been asked contact Calhoun County Sheriff Detectives at 269-781-0880.
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