Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Tommy Lynn Sells


Newspaper Stories

"Answers needed in the Julie Rea-Harper case," by David Brothers, Illinois Times, May 13, 2004

"Killer in Texas Admits WNY Murder," by Vanessa Thomas, Buffalo News, April 5, 2004

"Bloody Ambition; For 2 Decades, He Got Away With Murder," by Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun, July 13, 2003

"For two families, killer took far more than the life of a teen-age girl," by Lee Hill Kavanaugh, Kansas City Star, March 18, 2001

"Sheriff too skeptical of killer's credibility to dive in bauxite pit; Texas Ranger says Sells' tales often add up," by Jim Brooks, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Nov. 24, 2000

"Killer Smile; Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have murdered dozens, and Texas Rangers fear he's telling the truth," by John MacCormack, Dallas Observer, Sept. 28, 2000

"Girl, 11, tells of her friend's killing; Testifies at Sells' murder trial," by John MacCormack, San Antonio Express-News, Sept. 13, 2000

"Visiting confessed killer points out murder spots in LR, gets surprise at one," by Jim Brooks, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 23, 2000

"13-Year Vigil of Fear Eases in Illinois Town; Drifter in Texas Says He Killed Family of 4," by Flynn McRoberts, Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2000

"Jury Indicts Del Rio Drifter; Police Say Suspect Admits to Murders, by John MacCormack, San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 9, 2000

"Police piecing together drifter's violent past; Suspect in multiple deaths became vagrant at age 13," by David McLemore, Dallas Morning News, Jan. 17, 2000


Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells, Diane Fanning, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003

Sells Correspondence Web Links

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