42 min

The Clouse Family Voices for Justice

    • True Crime

Today I am discussing the murders of Dean and Tina Clouse as well as the disappearance of their child, Holly. In 1980, Dean and Tina packed up their car and moved their family from Florida to Texas for Dean to pursue a better career prospect. By all accounts the small family was happy and thriving. During this time Tina would often send letters and pictures of Holly back home to their families in Florida. But in October 1980, the letters stopped.
 
By January 1981, Dean’s mother received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as Sister Susan. Sister Susan explains that Tina and Dean decided to join their group and give up all their worldly possessions, so she’d like to return their car to her for a monetary donation of $1000. Dean’s mother agrees, gets the vehicle back and spends the next 40 years agonizing over what really happened the young family.
 
What she didn’t know was that Tina and Dean had been found deceased just weeks within in getting this phone call. And while it was obvious that Tina and Dean had been murdered, they remained unidentified for decades while no one knew that baby Holly was still missing.
 
In this episode you will hear two parallel timelines. You will hear about the life and disappearances of Tina, Dean, and their baby Holly. But you will also hear the timeline of when Tina and Dean were found deceased and the County’s timeline of trying to identify them. Only intersecting over 40 years later when Tina and Dean are finally identified, and baby Holly was found alive.
 
Tina and Dean Clouse were found murdered in Houston, Texas in January 1981 off Wallisville Road. Tina was 18 and Dean was 22 years old. Both were white with brown hair with Tina’s hair having more of a red tint to it. The family would have been traveling in a 1978 red burgundy AMC Concord before it was returned to Dean’s mother in 1981.
 
Anyone with information should contact the Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit at 512-936-0742 or email coldcaseunit@oag.texas.gov

For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
 
Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney
 
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Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and
potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This
podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent
until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted
per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised.
 
The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot
Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used
for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
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Today I am discussing the murders of Dean and Tina Clouse as well as the disappearance of their child, Holly. In 1980, Dean and Tina packed up their car and moved their family from Florida to Texas for Dean to pursue a better career prospect. By all accounts the small family was happy and thriving. During this time Tina would often send letters and pictures of Holly back home to their families in Florida. But in October 1980, the letters stopped.
 
By January 1981, Dean’s mother received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as Sister Susan. Sister Susan explains that Tina and Dean decided to join their group and give up all their worldly possessions, so she’d like to return their car to her for a monetary donation of $1000. Dean’s mother agrees, gets the vehicle back and spends the next 40 years agonizing over what really happened the young family.
 
What she didn’t know was that Tina and Dean had been found deceased just weeks within in getting this phone call. And while it was obvious that Tina and Dean had been murdered, they remained unidentified for decades while no one knew that baby Holly was still missing.
 
In this episode you will hear two parallel timelines. You will hear about the life and disappearances of Tina, Dean, and their baby Holly. But you will also hear the timeline of when Tina and Dean were found deceased and the County’s timeline of trying to identify them. Only intersecting over 40 years later when Tina and Dean are finally identified, and baby Holly was found alive.
 
Tina and Dean Clouse were found murdered in Houston, Texas in January 1981 off Wallisville Road. Tina was 18 and Dean was 22 years old. Both were white with brown hair with Tina’s hair having more of a red tint to it. The family would have been traveling in a 1978 red burgundy AMC Concord before it was returned to Dean’s mother in 1981.
 
Anyone with information should contact the Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit at 512-936-0742 or email coldcaseunit@oag.texas.gov

For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
 
Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney
 
Join the Patreon family to get instant access to a library of extra content, support
the show, and support these cases https://www.patreon.com/VoicesforJustice
 
Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and
potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This
podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent
until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted
per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised.
 
The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot
Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used
for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42 min

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