The Murder of Denice Haraway
- April 28, 1984 — Ada resident Denice Haraway disappeared from her night shift as a cashier at McAnally's gas station and convenience store. Witnesses in the parking lot — an older man and his nephew, who were stopping by to pick up change for a poker game — said they saw her being forced into a gray pickup truck by another man. An APB was put out.
- May 1984 — A clerk at a store down the road, Karen Wise, told police that she saw two suspicious men come into her store earlier the same night Haraway was abducted, and a newspaper published the composite sketches of the men based on Wise's description. Rumors started swirling about a number of Ada men who resembled the sketches, including Billy Charley and Tommy Ward.