Who is William Lewis Reece and where is he now?

WILLIAM Lewis Reece is responsible for the deaths of four young girls in the late 1990s.

While the murders may have happened in the ’90s, it wasn’t until 2015 that DNA evidence linked him to the crimes.

William Lewis Reece is a convicted murderer, rapist and kidnapper


William Lewis Reece is a convicted murderer, rapist and kidnapperCredit: AP

Who is William Lewis Reece?

William Lewis Reece is a serial killer, rapist, and kidnapper who was born on July 1, 1959 in Oklahoma.

He seemed like a normal guy to most. He worked as a farm hand and also enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard, but after his second divorce was finalized, he began a killing spree, according to Newsweek.

He was released from prison in October 1996 after serving a 10-year sentence for raping two women.

Then, in September 1997, he was arrested for the kidnapping and attempted murder of 19-year-old Sandra Sapaugh, resulting in a 60-year sentence, according to Newsweek.

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Everyone thought they’d last seen Reece after his second conviction, but nearly two decades later, the true extent of his chaos was revealed.

In 2015, Oklahoma officials were able to use DNA to link Reece to the 1997 murder of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston.

He then confessed to the murders of three Texas women: 12-year-old Laura Smither, 17-year-old Jessica Cain, and 20-year-old Kelli Ann Cox.

Where is William Lewis Reece now?

Reece was previously sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1997, but recent confessions have given him extra time behind bars.

He received a life sentence for the deaths of Smither, Cain and Cox in 2022, but was previously sentenced to death for Johnson’s murder in 2021, according to the New York Post.

As of January 2023, he is being held at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Polk County, Texas, but officials told KPRC 2 they were “working out the details of when he can be sent back to Oklahoma” to be jailed on the death row , according to Newsweek.

William Lewis Reece pictured in 2017


William Lewis Reece pictured in 2017Credit: AP

Are there any documentaries about William Lewis Reece?

Reece’s crimes have been documented numerous times over the years.

In 2021, the case was first told in an episode of the Hulu series Texas True Crime.

Then, in 2022, Netflix released the miniseries Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields, and in 2023 the case will be the subject of a new 48-hour episode.

The Daughters Who Disappeared will be available to watch live on CBS on January 21, 2023 at 10pm EST. It can also be streamed on Paramount+.

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