Photographs of the victim. To view postmortem photos of the victim, click Photo 1 and Photo 2 .
Date of Discovery: July 10, 1991
Location of Discovery: El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas
Estimated Date of Death: Same day
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
Height: 5'10" to 5'11"
Weight: 150 to 162 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, nine inches long at the time of her death; however, it had been previously dyed blonde, as the photos above attest.
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had a small birthmark or scar beneath her left breast; she also had freckles. 3 piercings in right ear and approximately 2 in left ear.
Dentals: Available. Tooth #11 shifted buccally and #27 shifted lingually.
Clothing: A pair white ankle socks, a pair of acid washed blue jeans, black belt, and white T-shirt. A pair white tennis shoes.
Jewelry: A gold-colored, chain type bracelet present on right arm.
Additional Personal Items: Two ponytail holders worn in hair.
This victim was found deceased at the Whitehall Motel in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 10, 1991. Her identity is unknown; she apparently used several aliases throughout the years prior to her death. Authorities have determined that she resided in the Dallas, Texas region; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas before she died. At the time of her death, she was a resident of El Dorado. The victim may have initially been a runaway from the Florida area, which may be the reason she did not use her true identity.
The victim came to El Dorado from Dallas in early 1991 where she used the name "Kelly Carr/Karr". She had worked as a prostitute at the Carousel in Dallas. After leaving Dallas, she stopped off in Shreveport and then arrived in El Dorado. The victim was frequently at the hospital emergency room from beating and was arrested in May of 1991 for bad checks and she gave the name "Cheryl Ann Wick" from Minneapolis. Previous to her death, she worked as a topless dancer in Little Rock and that is where she told her "friends" she was originally from Florida.
After her death, Police found a Bible in her belongings. There were several names in it: Willie James Stroud, Sharon Yvette Stroud, Ladonna Elaine Stroud, Johnny Lee Stroud, Viola Elizabeth Ross Stroud, Donna Jean Stroud, Bobbie Joan Stroud and Willie James Dantzler Sr. They subsequently found that this was a Black family in Irving, Texas and believe that she lived with the family for a while. At some time she was arrested in Dallas and Houston with the aliases: "Cheryl Wick", "Sharon Wiley", "Kelly Carr" and "Mercedes".
When found, she had an Arkansas ID card which read "Cheryl Ann Wick". Police located the parents' address and when they called, Cheryl herself answered and said that she did not know the vitim. The police believe that this was a case of identity theft. A detective found a copy of a letter sent from the police to the FBI stating that the suspect had said that her name was "Kelly Lee Carr" age 24, and that she was wanted in Virginia and along the East Coast for bank robbery.
Agency Name: Union County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 870-864-1903
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 475-91
Agency Name: El Dorado Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Cathy Phillips or Captain David Smith
Agency Phone Number: 870-881-4800
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: U504897578 and M608593583
NamUs Case Number: Unknown
El Dorado Police Department
Union County Coroner's Office
Added: Prior to 2005; Last Updated: 11/9/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.