The Investigation and Arrest
In Part 2 of this horrifying story, retired detectives, Joe Langer and Tom Robinson tell about the
subsequent man hunt for Grissom. After he escaped arrest in the nearby town of Lawrence, Kansas, Grissom steals a car and drives to Corpus Christi, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. He was a body builder and attractive man who could be quite charming to young women. While Kansas City apartment complex residents lived in fear and changed their locks, Grissom was living it up in the Texas beach resort community known as Padre Island.
He got lonely and called an old girl friend in Chicago. By then, the national news had picked up the murder investigation and manhunt story. She had seen this
and had talked with other mutual friends in Kansas City. She was smart enough to not alert him and kept him calling back for several days while she alerted the Kansas City Metro Squad investigation team. Langer and Robinson were instructed to fly to Padre Island. Grissom begged the girl to come to Texas and she agreed to help set up an arrest situation.
Hear the inside story of a dramatic arrest at a Texas airport.
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