Fingerprints


Harvey’s Fingerprints taken during induction to the Army, 1944

If they have any prints from any perpetrator, these could be used to include or eliminate a suspect. These prints were not in any database due to the Fire in the Personnel Records Building back in 1973. All of his files were destroyed in that mysterious fire. Does anyone have any experience with matching fingerprints? This is not the best copy but they’re his prints apparently. Don’t they have partial prints from the killer?

Marshall Shingle Company, Oakland California


The Marshall Shingle Company in Oakland was owned by Harvey’s Step-Father. Harvey worked for his stepfather at the Shingle Company in February 1953, according to the timeline you see below.

Harvey’s handwritten timeline from his induction into the Army in 1944 to June of 1962. He has chronicled his employment and his schooling on this particular timeline.

In 1956, there was a suspicious fire at the Shingle Company as documented in the article below found on http://www.newspapers.com.

April 19, 1956 – Oakland Tribune

Below is Edward E. Marshall’s obituary. It claims he died one week after he had surgery on his leg. He was 77 years old.

Dated: September 5, 1962

Phyllis O’Brien Carson


I think I’ve found another connection.

Harvey Francis Colliver loved his wordplay.

This sure sounds like all the others. Please check out the link above for the details of this case.

For those who are unfamiliar with how this case is significant to Mr. Colliver…his middle name is Francis. The truck stop/bar she was last seen at was called The Francis Truck Stop. I believe he chose all his victims based on them sharing some common word or name as the people in his life. It may be a small clue but at this point in the investigation, 50 years after the crime, there shouldn’t be any rock that’s not been overturned. Just my opinion.

Here’s something more to consider:

This drawing was done by Mr. Colliver in the 1970’s.
Phyllis O’Brien Carson

Could the drawing above be of Phyllis sketched from his memory of her calling home to check on her children from the bar just before she went missing in 1970? Who are those 2 people in the background? Were they at the bar that night? Why does the woman on the phone have such a concerned look on her face? Harvey was very handsome and witty, he loved to make the ladies smile. His disability gave him just enough leverage to get the sympathy he needed so he could use it to do evil things. Women love to help. He lured them in so easily. I see how he could have committed these crimes. It gives me chills to see that this might possibly be another connection to this particular case. As my daughter says, “those are confirmation bumps, Mom”. Confirmation that I am on the right track with this and hopefully getting close to a resolution for the case and closure for the family that has had to suffer for 50 years not knowing who killed their Mother? It’s just tragic. There is no glory in finding this stuff. It’s a nightmare that needs to finally end.

Here is another article about the case that is more thorough and well written. Please check this link and see for yourself.