Details: Kenneth Allen McDuff was an American serial killer suspected of at least 14 murders. He had previously been on death row from 1968 to 1972. He was born at 201 Linden Street in the central Texas town of Rosebud, Texas, one of four children born to John and Addie McDuff. His father worked as a farmer and mason. His mother Addie was known around their small town as "the pistol packin' momma" due to her propensity toward violence and habit of carrying a firearm. She was characterized as domineering by Christopher Berry-Dee, who authored a short biography of McDuff as part of his book "Talking With Serial Killers". McDuff was known to fire at living creatures with a .22 rifle as a young boy and get into fights with boys older than him. This led to him acquiring a fearsome reputation in Rosebud, and it was not long before he became known to the local sheriff, Larry Pamplin. His criminal record began two years before his first murder conviction. In 1964 McDuff was convicted of 12 counts of burglary and attempted burglary in three different Texas counties: Bell, Milam, and Falls. He was sentenced to twelve four-year prison terms, to be served concurrently, but was paroled in December 1965. He was briefly returned to prison after violating parole by becoming involved in a fight, but was once again released. While he was not convicted of any murders at this time, his accomplice in the 1966 triple murder, Roy Green, said that he bragged openly about his criminal record and claimed to have raped and killed two young women.
He killed again on December 29, 1991. His victim was , a Louisiana native. He and an accomplice, Alva Worley, drove to a car wash where she was. He kidnapped her in plain sight of eyewitnesses, and he and Worley drove her away. Worley admitted in an April 1992 interview with Bell County Sheriff's Department that he had raped her but stated that he did not participate in her murder. His next victim was Valencia Joshua, a prostitute and fellow student at Texas State Technical College. Crucially she was last seen alive knocking on his door. While a student, he had taken up drug dealing, selling crack cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana to fellow students to supplement his student grant. McDuff strangled Joshua on February 24, 1992. Her body was discovered on March 15 at a golf course near to their college. McDuff's next victim was Melissa Northrup, a 22-year-old store clerk at a Waco Quik Pak. She was pregnant at the time of her death on March 1. He had also taken $250 from the cash register. During the investigation into Northrup's disappearance (her body was found by a fisherman on April 26, 1992) a college friend of his told police officers that he, who was already a suspect due to having been seen in the vicinity of the Quik Pak at the time of Northrup's disappearance, had attempted to enlist his help in robbing the store. A major problem for investigators was that McDuff's post release victims were spread out across several Texas counties. This made a single coordinated investigation into him difficult. However, the police had learned that he was peddling drugs and had an illegal firearm, both federal offenses. Consequently on March 6, 1992, a local State Attorney issued a warrant for his arrest. In April 1992 the police made a major breakthrough. Bell County Sheriff's Department investigators had brought in Alva Worley for questioning, on the basis that he was a known acquaintance of McDuff. He admitted to his involvement in the kidnapping of Colleen Reed. He was held in a Travis County jail while the police continued their search for McDuff. McDuff had moved to Kansas City, where he was working at a refuse collection company and living under the assumed name of Richard Fowler. However, he vanished before he could be arrested.
If you like a mixed drink, wine or beer with your meal, McDuffs has that too and they have a nice bar inside the restaurant. There is no smoking anywhere in the bar or restaurant but they have a nice patio area off the bar for smoking or socializing outside.
04/25/2011 - Judy
We had a multiple family birthday celebration at McDuffs. Barb and staff went above and beyond to provide a great experience for my family and friends. Many of them commented on how tasty the wings were! Great place to hang out or have your next party!