Episode 63

Who Killed Chynna and Blake Dickus?

August 17, 2020   Tags: , , ,
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Paul and Billy delve into the 2006 unsolved murders of Chynna and Blake Dickus in Franklin, Indiana. About 25 miles from Indianapolis, in a new subdivision riddled with home break-ins, it is a double murder that haunts the community. A three and half hour window allowed someone to enter the Dickus home and kill a 10-year old boy and his stepmother. 

The Murder of Chynna and Blake Dickus:
On July 24th, 2006, Blake Dickus was finishing up a week spent with his dad Sean and stepmother Chynna. His mother Christina had planned an evening at the movies. Chynna had arranged a later pick up time so Blake could have lunch with dad.

Sean arrived at their month old home on Aberdeen Drive at 12:45 PM to have lunch. He left the house at 1:45 PM. After he left someone else entered the home. Christina and her mother were unable to reach Chynna and pick up Blake. 

Sean arrived home from work at 5:14 PM. The kitchen door to the garage was open, which is something Chynna occasionally did. Once inside the house he discovered Blake and Chynna murdered. He called the Franklin Police Department. 

Once law enforcement arrived they began to investigate the scene. They find no sign of forced entry. Chynna and Blake were found just feet apart from one another. Chynna had been stabbed multiple times. Blake was stabbed, but he also had blunt force trauma and had been asphyxiated as well. 
The neighborhood had experienced break-ins that summer, including one the same day as the murders. Each break in had the same hallmarks. A “T” shape was cut into a window screen. The houses, specifically the fridges, were ransacked. All the items missing were minor--coins, food like a pitcher of lemonade, some jewelry.

Every robbery occurred during the daytime and only Monday through Friday. Investigators told the media when releasing these details that “we could very well solve the murders if we could solve these burglaries.”

Elizabeth Barraza's Murder:

On January 25, 2019, in Tomball, Texas, Elizabeth and Sergio Barraza were putting up notices of their yard sale around their neighborhood. The couple were huge Star Wars fans- and were planning to spend their anniversary in just a few days in Orlando, Florida. They were members of the 501st legion. Elizabeth would don the uniform of an Imperial Scout Trooper. 

At 6:48 AM, Sergio left for work leaving Elizabeth to set up for the yard sale. Just four minutes later a dark colored Nissan Frontier 4x4 pulled up to the home. Someone got out of the truck, and walked up to Elizabeth. Within eight seconds, Elizabeth was shot three times. The offender then stepped over her body and fired one more time.

Nothing was taken from Elizabeth or her home. So robbery was quickly ruled out. Looking at the video it’s uncertain if the killer is a man or a woman. The person is described by law enforcement as wearing a disguise. On the video, the offender appears to have long hair, but it could be a wig. They also appear to be wearing a light-colored mumu nightgown. 

Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated they believe there is more than one person involved in Elizabeth’s murder. There is currently a $20,000 reward in the case donated by The Peter Mayhew Foundation. Peter Mayhew was the man who played Chewbacca.
Surveillance video via KHOU: 

The Franklin Police Department still has investigators actively working on Chynna and Blake’s case. But after hundreds of leads and thousands of interviews, they still haven’t identified their killer or killers. This is where the Murder Squad comes in. Any information on the companies building in the Branigin area or the burglaries could be helpful. No tip is too small. Investigators also believe that some people may have been burglarized and not reported it because of the trivial nature of the items missing. If you know of a burglary during the time of Chynna and Blake Dickus’ murders, please let us know.

We are also looking for any information about the murder of Elizabeth Barraza.

If you have any information on either case, please contact us.   


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As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.