The Trail Went Cold – Episode 39 – Latricia White, Dub Wackerhagen, and Chance Wackerhagen

December 27, 1993. Lockhart, Texas. The body of 38-year old Latricia White is discovered in her bed after having been shot six times. Latricia’s live-in boyfriend, Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen, has vanished from their home, alongside his nine-year son, Chance. Three days later, Dub’s abandoned pick-up truck is discovered, containing many of his personal items and blood which does not belong to Latricia. Since Dub was known for having a volatile temper, he becomes the prime suspect in the murder and a warrant is issued for his arrest. However, over two decades later, the authorities announce that new evidence suggests Latricia, Dub and Chance were all victims of foul play. But who could have been responsible? Today’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” examines a baffling unsolved case which was voted on by our listeners in a Facebook poll.

Also, please check out the Charley Project profile pages for Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen and Chance Wackerhagen for more information.

Additional Reading:

http://unsolved.com/gallery/chance-wackerhagen/

http://archive.caller.com/news/local/crime/dps-looking-for-suspects-in-1993-murder-missing-persons-case-involving-kingsville-boy-33386e34-526b–380185871.html

http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Investigators-reopen-1993-Texas-murder-disappearance-case-379961121.html

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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One thought on “The Trail Went Cold – Episode 39 – Latricia White, Dub Wackerhagen, and Chance Wackerhagen

  • The author of this site talked with Gaye and Dub’s sister in 2019 and got some more information: https://lostnfoundblogs.com/f/dub-chance-wackerhagen-last-christmas

    Looks like the lead suspect now is Latricia’s ex-husband, whom she was just getting out of a divorce and custody battle. Apparently both families pointed him out from the start, but the authorities had tunnel vision focusing on Dub for so long, and we know now that happens far too frequently. This is why the sudden shift away from Dub and the estimation that this was a crime of passion, and possibly the result of an accident even. Dub’s father’s suicide also could have been related to a cancer diagnosis he was given, and had no correlation to his son being involved in Latricia’s murder at all.

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