Huebner, approximately 1971; Harry Lanham; Anthony Knoppa
Date reported missing : 06/09/1971
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Huebner, a housewife, was last seen in Houston, Texas on June 9, 1971. She has never been heard from again.
In 1972, Harry Andrew Lanham confessed to raping and killing her. A tow truck driver, Lanham had prior convictions for rape and assault. He and another man, a convicted rapist named Anthony Michael "Tony" Knoppa Jr., are believed to have murdered six young women in Texas between June and November 1971.
They were convicted of one murder; Lanham was sentenced to 25 years in prison and Knoppa to 50 years. Photos of both men are posted with this case summary.
Authorities believe Lanham could have been responsible for a total of nine deaths. He was never charged in Huebner's presumed murder. Twice he lead authorities to places where he said he'd put her body, but both times police searches turned up nothing and Lanham admitted he had lied about the location of the remains.
On December 30, 1973, while he and Knoppa were still awaiting trial in the other murders, Lanham was shot by police while trying to break out of the Harris County Jail. The pending charges against Knoppa were dropped after Lanham's death because Lanham had been the primary witness against him.
Knoppa was released from prison in 1989, having served 15 years of his 50-year sentence. Huebner's body has never been found.
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Houston Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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