Flashback Friday: Timothy Willoughby

This week’s FF case is Timothy Lee Willoughby, a 24-year-old who disappeared with his girlfriend, Mary Ann Higginbotham, from the tiny town of Clayton in central Indiana on June 6, 1978. A year later, Mary Ann’s body was found stuffed inside a drum in Mooresville, Indiana, twelve miles from Clayton. She’d been shot in the head. She was 22 years old.

At first the police thought Timothy had killed her, but now they think both of them met with foul play. Two men were arrested for the murders but were later released.

3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Timothy Willoughby

  1. michael w. November 19, 2016 / 7:34 am

    What an incredibly sad update the other day on David Michael Borer. I can’t imagine the thought of losing two sons in the span of a year. I think I probably would have went insane. Incidentally, I have an extremely rare photograph of Borer, which I will be sending Meaghan at some point. Very different from the other ones too, almost looks like a different child altogether.

    • Meaghan November 19, 2016 / 8:05 am

      It was a horrific accident; the baby was bitten on the head by a wolf-dog hybrid (which was pregnant and about to give birth; they think it was trying to pick it up as it would a puppy). The baby was also named David, but many press accounts used its middle name, Paul.

  2. J.B. June 21, 2018 / 1:11 am

    on april 1st 1979 I worked with a fellow named Timothy Willoughby in Arkansas and Oklahoma on a seismagraph company named Consolidated Gereorex Geophysics out of Denver Colorado.
    I dont remember much aboutt him, But that was the day my dad died, so I remember it well.

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