Wallace Guidroz case now a homicide

The 1983 disappearance of Wallace Guidroz, previously classified as a non-family abduction, has been reclassified as a homicide and they’ve issued a death certificate. They even listed a cause of death: blunt force injury to the head.

The police are not outright saying so, but it seems to me that Wallace’s father, Stanley, must have confessed to killing him, or admitted killing him, or something. Stanley doesn’t have anything to lose by confessing; he’s already facing a second-degree murder charge in Louisiana and I believe that carries a life sentence. Maybe he just wants to get it all off his chest. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like they’re going to find Wallace’s body, even if it was buried at the spot they’re searching at.

The case reminds me very much of the 2002 disappearance of Jahi Turner: the same age child, allegedly abducted from a park, last seen in the company of a male caregiver who is a suspect in his disappearance. Jahi’s stepfather was also later charged with an unrelated murder, but it didn’t stick. I don’t know where he is now, and I haven’t heard anything about Jahi’s case in a very long time.

5 thoughts on “Wallace Guidroz case now a homicide

  1. Kristen June 21, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    What I find strange in this case is the woman who seemed to recognize the “man” that Stanley claimed was one of the abductors and said he had tried to abduct her children twice from that same park! Eerie. I don’t doubt that Stanley murdered his son, though. I found his story a little hard to swallow.

    • Meaghan June 21, 2011 / 6:26 pm

      I don’t know about you, but if some guy tried to kidnap my kids at a park I wouldn’t stick around for him to make a second attempt.

  2. Audrey June 21, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    Perhaps the man his father claimed was the abductor actually WAS in the park that day, just as an innocent passerby. That would explain why another woman would see him. The rest of her story was probably just sensationalized. Either that or an entirely unrelated man tried to abduct her children and she just attributed it to this “suspect”.

    On another note, I went and drove by the waterfront this morning. It’s such a beautiful area. Such a quiet, peaceful morning. A few walkers/joggers. A few families with children walking around. It broke my heart to think of Wallace being “disposed of” there, somewhere.

  3. Sara June 21, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    Did Wallace’s parents have any other children together before they divorced? It’s a shame his mother passed away before she could see justice done in her little boy’s case.

  4. Kim Bouck June 30, 2011 / 1:56 am

    Wow. I remember this case. This is the first real solid info I have been able to find on it in years. So police suspect the father killed him? Unreal. Very said either way. Very fascinating blog.

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