Body on beach identified as Alief ISD teacher

A woman found dead near the Flagship Hotel Thursday has been identified as Natasha Solidum, 30, of Houston, according to Galveston police. Full Story
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This is really sad

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 26, 2006
My daughter attended Cummings Elementary.

My prayers go out to her family.
Cookie

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2006
My daughter was in her class last year. Ms. Solidum was a very good teacher, always interactive with the students and challenging them to stretch. My prayers are with the family of Natasha Solidum, she will be sorely missed.

So sad this has happened to a really good person.
WPN-MDN

United States

#3 Feb 27, 2006
Tasha will be missed a great deal by the running community. She was always on hand to help out with the organization of the local races. She always had smile and a kind word when we'd run into her at the park. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and with Gary, her fiance'.

Running friends
Co-Worker

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2006
I taught Kindergarten at Cummings Elementary and transfered to Petrosky to teach First Grade. When Tasha found out she wanted to do everything she could to help me prepare for my first grade students. We went to many trainings together that summer. After I moved across town we lost touch. Tasha was a beautiful friend and wonderful teacher. She had such a great relationship with the kids, they truly loved her! She had so much joy! Please pray for the staff at Cummings and her students. Education has lost a one of a kind!
Highschool friend

Kansas City, MO

#5 Mar 3, 2006
We had lost touch since we graduated from Chillicothe HS, and I am sad that this is the way to find out how her life had turned out. It looks like she did wonderful things in her short years on this earth. I will never forget the fun times we had in the years we went to school together and her laugh ecpecially on our late nights working at McDonalds together. My prayers and thoughts go out to her friends and familiy.

1993 fellow CHS graduate and friend
Hurtful

Fargo, ND

#6 Mar 3, 2006
My friend worked with this young woman. Being so far from her I wish there were something I could do to help ease the pain. Being a teacher myself, I cannot begin to understand how the students, co-workers, and others surrounding her will begin to understand the madness of it all. I pray for her and that her soul to rest in peace.
Trisigma sister_friend

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Mar 7, 2006
Tasha was an inspiration to all...those who knew her are fortunate to have experienced her smiles and laughter! I am a sorority sister and friend of Tasha and no one deserves this...may she rest in peace under Gods arms!
Wendy

Houston, TX

#8 Apr 23, 2006
I believe Natasha Solidum was yet another I-45 Victim to the long list of victims since the early 1970's. The news media has NOT gone out of it's way to tell the public about these crimes. But the FBI and local police are looking for not just one serial killer like in most of these cases. They are looking for serial killers... As in more than one. In fact they have arested a few of the I-45 serial killers but more are still on the loose. Here are a few links to web sites that go into more details on what is known to the public on the I-45 muders.

http://www.geocities.com/verbal_plainfield/ac...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/525...

http://psu-sk.tripod.com/frames/contents.html
Sam the super cop

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 May 15, 2006
The killing spree in the early seventies were committed by one killer imo. The MO is the same and most victims were shot in the head with a 22 cal pistol.
Ed Bell who owned a surf shop in Galveston in the early seventies was arrested for murder and owned a 22 cal pistol.
Some of the victims in the early 70's visited his surf shop.
List of victims
Jones
Wilson
Shaw
Johnson
Debbie Ackerman
Maria Johnson
Brook Bracewell
Georgia Geer
It's my opinion one person is responsible for these victims and Ed Bell is a good person of interest.

In the early eighties (80's) there was another killing spree of killings (cluster of murders).
Victims List
Hydie Fye
Laura Miller
Jane Doe #1
Jane Doe #2
These victims were located close to each other and posed in an unusal manner obviously the same killer.
It's my opinion this organized serial killer is still on the loose and has not been identified.
He may responsible for the note Tim Miller received 5 months ago.
He states in the note he kills white girls with brown hair.
He states in the note he's not the one who killed in the early seventies.
I agree with him he's not the same the killer as I previously stated I like Ed Bell for those murders.
Organized serial killers like to keep up with media reports of there crimes.
They like to be close to the investigations and be close to the victims families in order to keep track with the investigations.
Tim Miller received this note at his Dickerson Tx Equuasearch office, It was not mailed but placed there.
Could the killer be a voluntier with Equuasearch?
I see nop better way of keeping up with the investigations than being a voluntier with Equusearch.
Is there more victims???????
I think so we have other girls missing ref: Jessica Cain.
Sam the super cop

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#10 May 15, 2006
We have victims in the early seventies and then we have victims found located off Calder Road in the eighties.
These victims (4 ea) were found located close to each other and the person who sent Tim Miller a note 5 months ago states he's the killer.
He signed the note Phantom but the Original Phantom Killer was a serial killer in Texarkana who attacked 8 victims and killed 5 in 1946 and that case although unsolved is NO mystery.
A man by the name of Youll was the Original Phantom Killer and he died in a nurseing home in 1996 after living most of his life in prison on unrelated charges.
So I will call our League City (killing field killer) Tom since he is no Phantom Killer.
He probably watched the movie A TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN that was about the Phnatom Killer and got his name from that movie.
Tom is a punk and he is right Pat the detective over the killing field cases is clusless.
But I'm not clueless Tom so why don't you make conatct with me and will discuss it.
I figure Tom may even voluntier for Texas Equuasearch, what say you Tom?
I know you think your smart but your not.
You have just been lucky because police did not do a good job collecting the evidence.
So why don't you come on this site and talk to old Sam.
Withheld

United States

#11 Jun 4, 2006
I think you are jumping to conclusions ...super cop...You are certainly not going to find your "killer" on this website, so I suggest your time be better spent out on the streets looking for this killer, or killers. I personally believe that we are in the midst of one very savvy serial killer in the Galveston area...He is most likely a public figure of some sort, whether it be a police officer or some other figure who is well known. I agree with you that this individual is likely keeping tabs on the case by checking media sources, but the media has been lax in reporting much on these killings.I believe the killer is likely frustrated with this and it is a matter of time until he kills again. He will be smart about it and wount leave any clues as to who he is. This killer has avoided capture because he is savvy and he is smart and he has a great deal of knowledge about police work and likely has inside information on the progress and status of these crimes. I also believe police have not even come close to looking in the right areas for evidence on these crimes. Look out towards the High Island area out Old Hwy 87 and down through Port Bolivar. I personally believe this killer has a connection to these areas and if a thourough search is done of these areas, more victims will likely be found. Check with the missing persons reports and make the connections to High Island and Port Bolivar areas. This is only my theory...I have studied this case and I am a citizen of this area. I am going on gut instinct, but even an instinct is better than what the police have done. I guarantee you if these area of Hwy 87 are searched...you will find more victims. Strat from the Ferry Line and work all the way down to the High Island area...Yes,,,Its a large area, but it is under policed and prime ground for this killer. He knows the area well and commutes to and from this area for purposes of work. However, he also works this area to satisfy his urges to kill young women. There are several spots in this area that would make good cover for this killer...Not only would his victims not be heard, but he would have plenty of time to dispose of the bodies. The bodies left in the killing fields were just his way of saying, "Im here. Im Here and there is nothing you can do, but there are more than these." The killer knows what the police have and what they do not have. He knows where the police are looking and where they are not. Tim Miller needs to gather his troops and do a clean sweep of The Bolivar Ferry area all the way down to High Island.....I believe this will turn up evidence that police need to solve this crime.Dont ask me how I know, but dont ever say I didnt tell you so!! Good Luck!!!
In Shock

Russell Springs, KY

#13 Jan 18, 2007
I am an old friend of Natasha Solidum and I just learned of her death. Please keep me informed of any leads that arise as a result of her death.
None

Austin, TX

#14 Feb 11, 2007
WPN-MDN wrote:
Tasha will be missed a great deal by the running community. She was always on hand to help out with the organization of the local races. She always had smile and a kind word when we'd run into her at the park. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and with Gary, her fiance'.
Running friends
I heard that she passed away because of her fiance.
I was in her class in 01'
None

Austin, TX

#15 Feb 12, 2007
I miss her so
When I look @ sunflowers I remember her
because she told the the class that she loved sunflowers
Everything in her classroom always has atleast one sunflower on it
Tina Houston

Austin, TX

#16 Apr 14, 2007
I read this letter sent to Mr. Tim Miller on a chat room came across. I noticed this I-45 killer keeps using the words "HER" and "SHE" as being the one at fault for him killing white females with brown hair. I'm just guessing but this female could be his exwife or exgirlfriend or maybe someone who rejected him or something like that. Whoever this female is, "she" seems to be the fuel for him killing. The police might find this killer if they find out who "she" is. This female would be white with brown hair and I'll bet close to the age of this killer. Tim Miller needs to play off of this too, putting all these victims who look alike together along with this letter. Some female might come forward with her story and blow the lid off this case. Who knows? She maybe living with him as his wife for all we know and she might not know what he's doing. Just like Dennis Rader's wife was totally clueless her husband was really BTK. It's scary to go down I-45 knowing this killer and perhaps more killers are out there. The police and the news media need to do more to rid us all of these types of crime. I don't think the killing has stopped and it will until more is done to stop it. Phantom/Tom thinks he's smart and can get away with killing only because he has not been caught... Yet! He'll mess up, he has to and then he'll face Texas death row. That's all I have to say about it, bye!
Anna

Corpus Christi, TX

#18 May 10, 2007
In 1981, I was still in high school. That summer, I met a young man at Greenspoint mall and, for some stupid reason, I agreed to leave the mall with him. We walked under the highway to a quasi-residential motel. In his room, there was an older man there. They offered cocktails and pot. While preparing the drinks and rolling a joint, I noticed they were giving each other eye and hand signals. I felt that nervous gut reaction feeling, a sense that something was askew with this scene. For once, I had a quick thought to make up some bogus story about how I shouldn't have a drink since I was pregnant (which I was not.) The old man seemed ticked-off that the young man had brought a pregnant chick back to the room; the old man told the younger chap to "...take her back where you found her." The old man's demeanor went from fake-friendly to downright hostile, when I made my false confession.

The young man walked me back to Greenspoint mall and, as he left me at the front door, he said: "Don't you know that you shouldn't go off with people you don't know? You just don't know what could have happened to you."

Walking back into that mall, I've never been more chilled or relieved in my life. Since that day, I've often wondered if these two guys weren't in on the I-45 murders.
Judge Roy Bean

Peapack, NJ

#19 May 10, 2007
Anna wrote:
In 1981, I was still in high school. That summer, I met a young man at Greenspoint mall and, for some stupid reason, I agreed to leave the mall with him. We walked under the highway to a quasi-residential motel. In his room, there was an older man there. They offered cocktails and pot. While preparing the drinks and rolling a joint, I noticed they were giving each other eye and hand signals. I felt that nervous gut reaction feeling, a sense that something was askew with this scene. For once, I had a quick thought to make up some bogus story about how I shouldn't have a drink since I was pregnant (which I was not.) The old man seemed ticked-off that the young man had brought a pregnant chick back to the room; the old man told the younger chap to "...take her back where you found her." The old man's demeanor went from fake-friendly to downright hostile, when I made my false confession.
The young man walked me back to Greenspoint mall and, as he left me at the front door, he said: "Don't you know that you shouldn't go off with people you don't know? You just don't know what could have happened to you."
Walking back into that mall, I've never been more chilled or relieved in my life. Since that day, I've often wondered if these two guys weren't in on the I-45 murders.
Extremely lucky young lady, life lesson learned.
I am very familiar with Greenspoint from tne early 80's and I am sure that you were in a bad situation and very fortunate to get out alive. Horrendous crimes were commited in that area and as a result of the problems of the late 70's and 80's the area really has never recovered.
Kelli

El Paso, TX

#20 May 10, 2007
I'm familiar with Greenspoint--Gunspoint-- area as well and did not feel safe at all. I'm glad that you were able to get out of that situation safely. I don't think that area has recovered at all- I hope that they catch who did killed Ms Tasha
Sam the Super Cop nemesis

Angleton, TX

#21 May 10, 2007
Sam,
I just saw this little piece you wrote . Well here I am writing you Sam, what you gonna do. I accept your challenge. What you gonna do?

I take it from your boasting that you are the tracker deluxe of all time , can track, expose and neutralize serial killers. You should call yourself the Terminator Sam. I am here to answer your challenge Sam. I doubt that is who you are and I doubt you are cop.

Why do I doubt you are a cop? Because you are too stupid to even be a cop, You remark that the cops down here are not worth much, if you truly were a cop you would keep your mouth closed. You expose yourself as know it all.

Sam you cant expose me, you cant even prove you are a cop. So, here I am ol Sam. Prove something to the world. Expose me as you have done yourself.

Sam , being as you are so intelligent and on top of this serial killing here in South Texas, lets hear something from you that really means something, not something you read in a magazine, give me a profile. Tell me who I am, what do I do Sam the Super Cop? How old am I? Come on Sam, respond and tell me something that will cause me fear, or even make these people who write here believe you are actually not as stupid as you sound.

Sam, spell the words right also so we will know where you are talking about. Be descriptive and analytical about these kilings Sam, sure wish I had know you were around before now. Somebody else might have scared you off.

This is your test Sam the Super Cop, to begin your test, do tell , please,, name the victims on your list who were shot with a .22 and explain how you know this to be true. This is your test Sam to see if you pass beginning "serial killer catching"101. If you cannot answer this maybe you have a question for me.

But if you cannot answer this then you likely are not worthy of speaking to me. As a supplement question Sam, do detail for me and I mean detail, Sam- where did you live in the 12970s and 1980s? This is important Sam and you must answer.

And if you want give me a clue as to how to contact you other than public Sam.
Sam the super cop wrote:
The killing spree in the early seventies were committed by one killer imo. The MO is the same and most victims were shot in the head with a 22 cal pistol.
Ed Bell who owned a surf shop in Galveston in the early seventies was arrested for murder and owned a 22 cal pistol.
Some of the victims in the early 70's visited his surf shop.
List of victims
Jones
Wilson
Shaw
Johnson
Debbie Ackerman
Maria Johnson
Brook Bracewell
Georgia Geer
It's my opinion one person is responsible for these victims and Ed Bell is a good person of interest.
In the early eighties (80's) there was another killing spree of killings (cluster of murders).
Victims List
Hydie Fye
Laura Miller
Jane Doe #1
Jane Doe #2
These victims were located close to each other and posed in an unusal manner obviously the same killer.
It's my opinion this organized serial killer is still on the loose and has not been identified.
He may responsible for the note Tim Miller received 5 months ago.
He states in the note he kills white girls with brown hair.
He states in the note he's not the one who killed in the early seventies.
I agree with him he's not the same the killer as I previously stated I like Ed Bell for those murders.
Organized serial killers like to keep up with media reports of there crimes.
They like to be close to the investigations and be close to the victims families in order to keep track with the investigations.
Tim Miller received this note at his Dickerson Tx Equuasearch office, It was not mailed but placed there.
Could the killer be a voluntier with Equuasearch?
I see nop better way of keeping up with the investigations than being a voluntier with Equusearch.
Is there more victims???????
I think so we have other girls missing ref: Jessica Cain.
KSM

United States

#22 May 11, 2007
God help you!

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