Elmer Henley Teen Killer – Dean Corll Accomplice

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Elmer Henley was still a teenager when he became an accomplice to notorious serial killer Dean Corrll. Elmer Henley would be paid by Corrll to bring victims to the home of Corrll where they were tortured and murdered. In the end Elmer Henly would murder Dean Corrll. Elmer Henley was eventually arrested and sentenced to 6 consecutive 99 year sentences.

Elmer Henly 2020 Information

SID Number:    01924387

TDCJ Number:    00241618


Race:    W

Gender:    M

DOB:    1956-05-09

Maximum Sentence Date:    LIFE SENTENCE       

Current Facility:    MICHAEL

Projected Release Date:    LIFE SENTENCE

Parole Eligibility Date:    1980-04-29

Offender Visitation Eligible:    YES

Elmer Henley Other News

More than four decades have passed, but the horror, shock and grief over the events that unfolded in Houston in 1973 have not diminished.

It all started on the morning of August 8th, 1973, when the Pasadena Police Department received a call from Elmer Wayne Henley, who told police he had just shot a man.

Pasadena police detective David Mullican responded to the scene.

“It started out as any other homicide,” Mullican said, but it soon turned into the worst serial killer case in Houston history.

The man Henley shot was Dean Corll. Henley told police Corll had tortured and murdered six teenagers at Corll’s home.

Later that day, Henley led police to a boat storage shed in southwest Houston on Silver Bell Street, where police dug up eight bodies. The next day police uncovered nine more bodies at the shed.

Henley also led authorities to a location near Lake Sam Rayburn, where four bodies were uncovered.

The day after Henley’s arrest, another man, David Brooks, turned himself into police for his role in the deaths. Both Henley and Brooks then led police to a location on High Island, where six bodies were discovered.

Elmer Wayne Henley was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was last denied parole in October of 2015. His next scheduled parole review date is October of 2025.

David Brooks was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence. He was last denied parole in December of 2017.


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    • Jamie
    • April 25, 2020

    I was always haunted by 17yo Wayne’s anguished phone call to his mother.
    And surprised they had mobile phones back in 1973..
    Associated press Crime Scene 10/08/73
    YouTube (2min)
    alt- Invidious (2min)

    Elmer Wayne Henley (at age 44) is also featured at the beginning of this unusual, macabre Documentary about Serial Killer Artists.

    Interviews SK Art collectors, Artists, SK relatives and SK Crime writers:

    Collectors (2000)
    Imdb (6.7)

    Elmer Wayne Henley … Serial Killer Artist
    Elmer Wayne Henley’s Mother
    Joe Coleman … Pro Artist, Prolific SK Collector
    Harold Schechter … Crime Author
    Rick Staton …SK Art Collector, Funeral Director
    Tobias Allen … SK Art Collector, Art Dealer

    YouTube (1h 20min)
    alt – Invidious (1h 20min)

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