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The following victims of Robert Browne are listed in order of their disappearance. Details compiled by Colorado authorities. Katherine Jean "Fuzzy" Hayes She was from Coushatta, La. She was 15 years old.She was declared missing July 4, 1980. Her remains were discovered by a hunter on Oct. 16, 1980.Browne said that he met the girl, whom he only knew as "Fuzzy," at Uncle Albert's Chicken Stand and offered to give her a ride and a place to stay. He took her to his mother's house where he said they had consenual sex. Then he strangled her with leather shoelaces, he said. He said he put her body in the trunk of his car and dumped her off a bridge into Nanatachie Creek, near Montgomery, La.Her skeletal remains were found under a bridge near St. Maurice, La. Faye Self: She is from Coushatta, La. She was 26 years old and 5 foot 2 inches tall and 100 pounds.She disappeared March 30, 1983. Her remains were never found but she was declared dead in 1991.She lived at the apartment complex owned by Browne's brother. Browne lived in a neighboring building. He said he met her at a bar called Alice's Wagon Wheel. He later entered her apartment through an unlocked door while she was sleeping. Browne said he placed a chloroform rag over her nose and mouth to subdue her. He said that the chloroform was actually a commercial product designed to be a red ant killer. He said left to get rope to tie her up and have sex with her but thinks he used too much chloroform and killed her. He said he came back into the apartment after she had died, placed her body in the trunk of his car and disposed of it from a nearby bridge into the Red River. Wanda Faye Hudson She was Coushatta, La. She was 20 years old, 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighed 125 pounds.She was his neighbor. She was found dead from multiple stab wounds on May 28, 1983.Browne was a maintance man at the apartment complex owned by his brother. He had changed her lock the previous day and returned the following night using a key and undid the chain lock on the door. He said he put chloroform cloth over her nose and stabbed her several times with a screwdriver. Police confirm she was killed inside the Riverside Apartments.Browne told investigators was a spur-of-the-moment slaying. Nida Mendoza She was from Sugar Land, Texas. She was 17 years old, 5 feet tall and weighed 95 pounds.She was declared missing Feb. 2, 1984 and discovered Feb. 6, 1984.Browne claimed that he met her at the Dames Night Club in Sugarland, where she was worked as a topless dancer. He said she agreed to have sex with him for money.Browne said he took her to a local motel where they had consensual sex. He then strangled her with his hands, dismembered her body and placed it in a suitcase and made two separate trips to dispose of her body in a ditch in a remote area.Her body was discovered along U.S. Highwy 59, southwest of the Houston city limits. Melody Ann Bush She was from Sugarland, Texas. She was 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 120 pounds.She was declared missing March 30, 1984. She was found dead along the highway the same day.Browne said they were both staying at the same hotel and she asked him to give her a ride to a bar where her husband was located. Bush had just had a fight with her husband and wanted to return, Browne said.Browne was a silk flower salesman who stopped in the clubs to pass out flowers to the women in the clubs. He was a truck driver and his routes regularly took him through Flatonia, Texas.Browne said the two went to his room where they had consensual sex. Browne said he placed an ether soap rag over her nose and mouth and stabbed her in the chest with an ice pick, he said. The examiner's office said she died from acute acetone poisoning.He said he dumped her body in a drainage ditch about two miles north of Flatonia, Texas. Rocio Sperry She was from Colorado Springs, Colo. She was 15 years old, 5 feet 4 inches and and weighed 104 pounds.She was reported missing Nov. 15, 1987. Her remains were never located.Browne claims that she frequently visited the Kwik Stop and often spoke with him about her struggles with her family situation. He said she told him her husband had left with her child for the state of Florida.Browne said he strangled her, placed her body in the bathtub and dismembered her, severing her at the joints. Browne said he placed the body parts, piece by piece, into trash bags and then took them out to the Dumpster behind the apartment. Heather Dawn Church She was from Black Forest, Colo. She was 13 years old, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 78 pounds.Heather was reported missing on Sept. 17, 1991. Her remains were found in El Paso on Sept 16, 1993. The cause of her death is unknown.Browne was arrested after his fingerprint was found on a screen at the victim's house. Brown refused to speak with investigators in regards to this case on every level of detail. He has always held that he was framed for this case but did accept a plea to first-degree murder, which carried a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Lisa Lowe She was from West Memphis, Arkansas. She was 21 years old, 5 feet tall, 125 pounds.She was reported missing Nov. 3, 1991 and her body was discovered 23 days later on Nov. 26. 1991.Her manner and cause of death were undetermined.Lisa was last seen leaving her boyfriend's house heading to a blues nightclub in Memphis, Tenn. Browne said he left with her from the nightclub and the two drove to Arkansas on Interstate 40 to a wooded area off the highway. Browne said he strangled the woman with his hands, and possibly shot her after she performed oral sex on him. He later dumped her in the St. Francis River.