Arkansas- El Dorado, Union County
Photos of Victim, circa 1990
# Unidentified White Female Located on July 10, 1991 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.
# The victim died the same day that she was discovered.
* Estimated age: 18-21 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: 5’11″; 150-160 lbs.
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair at the time of her death; however, it had been previously dyed blonde, as the photos above attest. She had blue eyes. She had a small birthmark or scar beneath her left breast; she also had freckles. 3 piercings in right ear and approximately 2 in left ear.
* Clothing: 1 pair white ankle socks, 1 pair acid washed blue jeans, 1 black belt, and white T-shirt. 1 pair white tennis shoes. A gold-colored, chain type bracelet present on right arm.
* Dentals: Available. #11 shifted buccally and #27 shifted lingually.
* Fingerprints: Available
* DNA: Available in CODIS
* AKA: Cheryl Ann Wick, Shannon Wiley, Kelly Carr, Mercedes
This victim was found deceased at the Whitehall Motel in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 10, 1991. Her identity is unknown; she apparently used several aliases throughout the years prior to her death. Authorities have determined that she resided in the Dallas, Texas region; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas before she died. At the time of her death, she was a resident of El Dorado.
The victim may have initially been a runaway from the Florida area, which may be the reason she did not use her true identity.
Her murderer is James Roy McAlphin and he is in prison now for her murder. She was living at another address in El Dorado but went to the motel where he dragged her into the parking lot and beat her, then took her into the motel room and shot her. The victim came to El Dorado from Dallas in early 1991 where she used the name “Kelly Carr/Karr”. She had worked as a prostitute at the Carousel in Dallas. After leaving Dallas, she stopped off in Shreveport and then arrived in El Dorado. The victim was frequently at the hospital emergency room from beating and was arrested in May of 1991 for bad checks and she gave the name “Cheryl Ann Wick” from Minneapolis. Previous to her death, she worked as a topless dancer in Little Rock and that is where she told her “friends” she was originally from Florida.
After her death, they found a Bible in her belongings. There were several names in it: Willie James Stroud, Sharon Yvette Stroud, Ladonna Elaine Stroud, Johnny Lee Stroud, Viola Elizabeth Ross Stroud, Donna Jean Stroud, Bobbie Joan Stroud and Willie James Dantzler Sr. They subsequently found that this was a Black family in Irving, Texas and they believe that she lived with the family for a while. At some time she was arrested in Dallas and Houston with the aliases: “Cheryl Wick”, “Sharon Wiley”, “Kelly Carr” and “Mercedes”.
When found, she had an Arkansas ID card which read “Cheryl Ann Wick”. They located the parents’ address and when they called, Cheryl herself answered and said that she did not know her. The police believe that this was a case of identity theft. A detective found a copy of a letter sent from the police to the FBI stating that the suspect had said that her name was “Kelly Lee Carr” age 24, and that she was wanted in Virginia and along the East Coast for bank robbery.
James Roy McAlphin is no longer in prison for her murder, he is in the Robertson unit in Abilene, TX for a sexual assault in Travis County, TX. He is due to be released in 2010.
If you have any information concerning this woman’s identity, please contact:
Union County Coroner’s Office
El Dorado Police Department
Detective Cathy Phillips or Captain David Smith
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
Agency Case Number: 475-91
NCIC Number: U- 504897578 & M-608593583
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.