Dean Corll (pictured) – known as the ‘Candy Man’ – murdered eight of his 28-plus teenage victims at 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena. The property is currently up for sale
One of the homes where prolific Houston-area serial killer Dean Corll tortured and killed many of his 28-plus teenaged victims in the 1970’s just hit the market for $185,000.
Corll – known as the ‘Candy Man’ because his family owned a candy company and he was known to give free candy to local children – moved to the house on 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena in 1973.
There, the frequency of his murders and the depravity of his methods increased, according to court testimony from his teen accomplices, Elmer Wayne Henley and David Owen Brooks, who lured teens to Corll’s various residences with the offer of a party or a ride.
All of Corll’s victims’ recovered corpses had been sodomized, investigators found, and most bore evidence of sexual torture: their public hairs had been plucked out, their genitals were often chewed, and glass rods were often inserted into their urethrae and smashed.
After stringing up eight boys between the ages of 13 and 20 to his ‘torture board’ before killing them at the Lamar Drive house within the span of three months, a fed-up Henley, then 17, shot Corll dead, exclaiming ‘I can’t go on any longer! I can’t have you kill all my friends!’ before firing.
Now, nearly 50 years later, the 1,231 square foot home is being sold for by Keller Williams Signature on HAR.com for $184,900 – a steal in Pasadena, where the average home was selling for $235,000 in March of 2022, according to Realtor.com.
Nearly 50 years after Dean Corll took the lives of eight teenagers there, the 1,231 square foot home on 2020 Lamar Dr. in Pasadena is on the market for $184,900
Corll (pictured) – known as the ‘Candy Man’ because his family owned the a candy company and he was known to give free candy to local children – moved to the house on 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena in 1973
Pictured are San Augustine County deputies alongside a ‘torture board’ – where Corll would restrain his victims – found at another home where Corll lived in Broaddus, Texas, similar to the one he kept in the bedroom at 2020 Lamar Drive, along with other torture implements
Since 1995, five owners have lived in the residence, according to the Harris County Appraisal District website.
The three-bedroom, one bathroom home built in 1952 has been on the market for 78 days. The listing boasts new flooring, fresh paint, new countertops and a big backyard to host family and friends on the 7.148-acre property.
The one full bath of the home – where 15-year-old Homer Luis Garcia bled to death in Corll’s bathtub on July 7, 1973 – is painted the same periwinkle gray seen throughout the house, and now only features a granite-tiled shower.
The new black and white countertops and cabinets in the bathroom are also seen in the kitchen, which hosts a microwave, dishwasher and oven.
The three-bedroom, one bathroom home built in 1952 has been on the market for 78 days. The listing boasts new flooring, fresh paint, new countertops and a big backyard to lure – er, host – family and friends on the 7.148-acre property
Pictured are workers searching for corpses in Corll’s rented boat cabin – the backyard at 2020 Lamar Drive was also overturned for corpses. The skull of Corll’s tenth victim is pictured above in a wheelbarrow
On August 8, 1973, Corll dragged Henley’s bound body into the same kitchen and held a .22 caliber pistol to his stomach – after three years of bringing teens to Corll, the killer became enraged at Henley for bringing a girl, rather than a boy, to the house for slaughter.
Henley was able to escape Corll’s grasp by convincing the killer he would torture and kill the girl, 15-year-old Rhonda Louise Williams, while Corll would do the same to Timothy Cordell Kerley, 19.
Then, in Corll’s bedroom – which is now also painted a light gray, and is currently outfitted with brown carpeting, a ceiling fan and ample natural light from two sets of windows – the two victims were chained to the ‘torture board’ there.
In Corll’s former bedroom – which is now also painted a light gray, and is currently outfitted with brown carpeting, a ceiling fan and ample natural light from two sets of windows – victims were chained to a ‘torture board’
The one full bath of the home – where 15-year-old Homer Luis Garcia bled to death in Corll’s bathtub on July 7, 1973 – is painted the same periwinkle gray seen throughout the house, and now only features a granite-tiled shower
The new black and white countertops and cabinets in the bathroom are also seen in the kitchen, which hosts a microwave, dishwasher and oven
But before they were killed, Henley managed to shoot Corll with his own pistol. The first bullet hit Corll’s forehead, but failed to penetrate his skull – as the killer continued lurching toward him, Henley fired two more shots into Corll’s left shoulder.
Then, Henley fired three bullets into Corll’s lower back and shoulder, and Corll fell dead in the hallway outside the bedroom – which is currently painted a clean white.
The home’s backyard, which was once dug up and turned over in a search for corpses by Texas Equusearch, now features a small tool shed that matches the light gray color of the home’s exterior and featured throughout the house.
With Henley’s help, the majority of Corll’s victim’s corpses were found in a rented boat shed in Southwest Houston, encased in clear plastic and buried under a layer of lyme.
Now locked up in the notoriously-tough Michael Unit in Anderson County, Texas, for his role in the murders, Henley has been denied every parole appeal since he first became eligible in 1980. Brooks, also serving life in prison, passed away in 2016 from complications related to COVID-19.
A handcuffed Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. (center) is escorted by police officers into a courtroom, August 13, 1973. He killed Corll in the bedroom of the 2020 Lamar Drive home days earlier – now he is serving six life sentences for luring teens to Corll’s home along with David Owen Brooks