Episode 25

William “Wild Bill” Huff

September 16, 2019   Tags: , , ,
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William "Wild Bill" Huff is killer currently serving life in prison for two murders. The first murder was in December 1987 and the second was in June of 1993. Both murders were unsolved until DNA was matched to Huff in 2006 and 2015, respectively. 

Before his DNA matched the two murders, Huff spent extensive time in and out of the prison system. Most of his crimes were in relation to vehicle crimes, drugs and crimes related to his scrapping metal. In 2018, he pleaded no contest to both murders. But since the first DNA match in 2006, Paul Holes has believed William "Wild Bill" Huff is guilty of more murders.

Known Victims:

Deanna "DeeDee" Butterfield was a young mother to a four-year-old daughter. She was 21 years old and a sex worker in the Oakland area. DeeDee's body was discovered on December 5, 1987. Her pants were pulled down, blouse was off and placed on her upper body. She had been sexually assaulted and died by asphyxia.

There were several persons of interest in the case throughout the years until DNA left inside of DeeDee was matched to William "Wild Bill" Huff.

Mueylin Saechao was a grandmother who often went out in the middle of the night to collect cans and bottles. During one of those outings she was attacked and killed. Her body was found outside her boyfriends home in the early morning hours of June 11, 1993. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled with her own knee-high sock.

Originally her boyfriend had been arrested, but DNA cleared him a year later. The case remain unsolved until the DNA matched William Huff in 2015.

Huff's MO:
He sexually assaulted his victims. It is likely the victims will have been strangled or died by asphyxia. The choice of victim is often based on opportunity. But based on a sexual assault survivor who came forward, it appears he often chose victims from the fringe of society.

Huff told a detective he "went on the hunt" every six to seven years for sex workers.

Dates Huff Was in Custody:

Perhaps the most useful tool when going down this rabbit hole is the dates when it would have been impossible for Huff to attack anyone. Below are the dates he was in custody:

-August 27, 1992 to March 16, 1993
-April 26, 1994 to December 19, 1994
-January 8, 1996 to September 4, 1996
-January 7, 1997 to April 25, 1997
-September 24, 1997 to September 24, 1998
-October 14, 1998 to February 17, 1999
-October 19, 1999 to January 6, 2000
-March 13, 2000 to June 14, 2000
-November 15, 2000 to May 17, 2001
-June 8, 2001 to September 17, 2001
-December 4, 2001 to April 9, 2002
-June 21, 2002 to October 31, 2002
-December 31, 2002 to June 6, 2003
-August 28, 2003 to December 30, 2003
-March 24, 2005 to May 24, 2006
-August 12, 2006 to November 5, 2006
-February 5, 2007 to June 5, 2007
-December 11, 2007 to April 19, 2008
-June 12, 2008 to January 18, 2009
-July 10, 2014 to present

Huff was mainly active in the East Bay Area of California. But he also spent some time in and around the Redding, California area as well.

He may have victims in any of areas. Please search the Charley Project, NamUs, The Doe Project and other databases for possible matches. If you have any information, 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.