Howard Elkins


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Reyna Marroquin left El Salvador in 1966 to make a new life for herself in America. She got a job as a factory worker at Melrose Plastics in Manhatten, New York. That's where she met Howard Elkins, the co-owner of the factory, and the two started an affair. Howard was married but continuously told Reyna that he was going to divorce his wife so that they could be together. This was a lie, however, simply used to string Reyna along. She disappeared in 1969

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murderous Howard Elkins. Reyna Marroquin's body was found in a sealed drum in 1999, 30 years after she disappeared, underneath a house formerly owned by Elkins. Police had to work to solve the mystery of who was in the drum and the person responsible for putting her in there. Reyna was nine months pregnant when she died and Howard Elkins couldn't risk anything jeopardizing his home life. He was willing to kill to protect the truth from coming out.

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