Suspected serial killer charged with Tianna Phillips’s murder

In December last year, Harold Haulman was charged with the murder of a 26-year-old woman. Well, he’s been charged with a second homicide in the same county, the murder of Tianna Phillips. Tianna disappeared from Berwick, Pennsylvania on June 13, 2018. (The article says July 13 but I think that’s wrong. NamUs says June.)

Tianna had a boyfriend, but was apparently also seeing Haulman, who was married. Haulman has confessed to the homicide, and his wife is apparently also a major witness against him. She said that after Tianna’s boyfriend called Haulman’s house to say he knew she was seeing him, Haulman got angry and threatened to kill either Tianna or the boyfriend. He later told his wife he had killed Tianna, and when she didn’t believe him he showed her photos of a woman’s dead body. From this article:

Haulman’s wife told police that several months after the crime had occurred, she went with him back to the site. She said he wanted to collect some of the evidence there. He took with him, he told police, black trash bags that he then filled with clothing and some of Phillips’ body parts. He stashed them in these dumpsters behind the AMC Theaters in Scott Township.

When questioned by police about Phillips’ disappearance, Haulman said he never picked her up that night.

Haulman was charged in December of 2020 for the murder of Erica Shultz. Her body was discovered in the same location where Haulman told police he killed Phillips.

So that’s happened. And according to this article, that may not be all: Haulman has “links” to Ashley Marie Parlier, a 21-year-old mentally disabled and pregnant woman who disappeared from Battle Creek, Michigan in 2005. I wonder if he was the father of her child and/or if they met on a dating app (or site? did apps exist in 2005?), which is where Haulman met both Phillips and his other victim, Erica Schultz.

7 thoughts on “Suspected serial killer charged with Tianna Phillips’s murder

  1. Flatliner Books May 15, 2021 / 5:22 am

    It’s so sad to see how someone who supposedly cared for her ultimately killed her. We all have to be careful out there.

  2. Dawn Marie May 15, 2021 / 9:42 am

    There were dating websites in 2005, but I wouldn’t call them apps. To me an app is something for your smart phone and in 2005, smart phones weren’t very smart. The i’phone didn’t come along for a few more years.
    Anyway, Ashley didn’t have a cell phone.
    Is the weight listed right? She’s listed as five foot nine and 100 pounds, and five to seven months pregnant. That is like a walking skeleton, almost. I’d be surprised if someone that skinny could even get pregnant, though I guess if she did it would be obvious in about two days.

    • Meaghan May 15, 2021 / 9:47 am

      That’s the weight I was given, yes, though I’m guessing it’s her pre-pregnancy weight. It’s underweight but hardly Auschwitz-level emaciation. Up until my early twenties I often teetered on the edge of being underweight (I just wasn’t that interested in food) and I always had regular menstrual periods and assume I could have gotten pregnant if I’d had unprotected sex.

  3. marsyao May 15, 2021 / 12:43 pm

    I am reading Patricia Gay Toliver’s case file, one thing about her husband James Carlin Toliver, it looks like he tried to con nearly 100 thousands dollars from that poor woman, Florence Evelyn Richina, and some thing went wrong, he ended up murdering her, but what puzzle me is why he committed suicide after this ? After all he already got all of her money

    • Justin May 16, 2021 / 3:35 pm

      He didn’t commit suicide. He died of a heart attack.

  4. Dawn Marie May 15, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    He didn’t commit suicide. It says right in the case file he died of a heart attack. My guess is the excitement of the murder and probably the physical exertion of dumping the body caught up to him.

  5. Rhiannan May 16, 2021 / 7:59 am

    Dave was my neighbor from 2015 when I moved into the townhouse until last year when I sold it. I am absolutely floored about this entire thing. The fact he could act so normal and come and talk to me in my yard. Ive played cards with him and his wife Anne, he was the neighborhood nice guy. I always thought he was creepy. What is even more disturbing is my other neighbor and I were in his creepy mini van in 2019 when we went to the local pizza shop with him. He was also a long haul truck driver. If there is 3 that he is admitting to, there is more. I have zero doubt in my mind that he has committed more than the 3 murders they are saying they know about. This guy is a sicko! He prayed on the mentally handicapped. I am not sure what Tiana Phillips mental state was like, but the other two had disabilities.

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