by Jim Parks “Legendary” Tales of claim jumping and murder are a common accompaniment to the boom town bustle of any gold rush. The black gold oil boom of  the new millennium in Leon and Madison Counties, two rural communities on the road between Dallas and Houston, is no exception. The body of litigation on

By Whitney Miller  A Leon County family is pleading for answers surrounding the death of their mother, Janice Willhelm. Her children insist there’s something fishy about their mother’s death, which the Leon County Sheriff’s Office ruled a suicide in 2010. Jennifer Davis and Wayne Robeson hired a private investigator in 2014 who believes law enforcement may

by Synova Cantrell 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 of the

by Synova Cantrell A disabled woman incapable of lifting her arm is found dead from a gunshot wound to the neck. Somehow it is labeled a suicide even though she lacked the tendons and muscle tissue after having a tumor removed years earlier. The victim’s medical records and the subsequent autopsy report was reviewed by a renown forensic

One suspicious “suicide” in a small town may not be unusual. But five deaths within a square mile of each other, all of them within a year of an oil boom hitting Centerville, Texas? While a hand full of people got rich, the family members of the deceased were left with nothing but questions. We’ll

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Central Time, Gerald Willhelm, the husband of Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson), called 911 and spoke to a Leon County Sheriff Dispatcher, and stated that he thought his wife had just shot herself. The lady who took his call identified herself as “Leon County Sheriff’s Office,” and