In December 2010, Janice Wilhelm allegedly committed suicide. She was shot by a .45 caliber semi automatic in the throat at such an angle the bullet went into her lungs and severed her spinal cord. It is quite difficult to shoot oneself at that angle. Janice Wilhelm had no upper body strength and utilized a

Black Gold Runs Red in Texas Finale

by Synova Cantrell Last week we left wondering who in the world owns Janice Willhelm’s 7-acre farm just outside of Centerville, Texas. Her husband, Gerald Willhelm, had died mysteriously less than a week after he gave an interview to the media. While there is no one left to contest his sudden heart attack and cremation,

BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 4

by Synova Cantrell Part four of this saga leads us back to the beginning of this tragic tale; the strange death of disabled, Janice Robeson Wilhelm. Just to recap, Janice was found dead from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was sitting up in her recliner with her hands tucked neatly under her lap blanket. The .45

BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 3

by Synova Cantrell https://synovaink.com/   For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the series, here is a quick rundown. The family patriarch, Morris Robeson is found dead from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.   (Date of Death: 11/20/2000)     Oil will be discovered on Morris’ property in

BLACK GOLD RUNS RED IN TEXAS: PART 2

by Synova Cantrell https://synovaink.com/   Morris A. Robeson was a strong, strapping Texan, and a WWII Air Force veteran. Morris returned from war and started a lumber business in Centerville, Texas. He was involved in the entire process from bidding on the trees to cutting them down, hauling the logs, and creating rough lumber in

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BLACK GOLD RUNS BLOOD RED IN TEXAS: PART 1

by Synova Cantrell https://synovaink.com/     One suspicious suicide in a small town may not be unusual, but five deaths within a square mile of each other? Within a year an oil boom hits Centerville, Texas and the deaths are all swept under the rug. While a hand full of people get rich, the family members

On April 11, 2011, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder signed off on Gerald Willhelm’s application to probate the will of his late wife, Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson). This is what Judge Ryder had to say on the occasion: “The Court, after having heard and considered the evidence, finds that legal notices of the filing of