This article has been updated for clarity

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Texas “Killing Fields” alleged murderer, Clyde Edwin Hedrick, is being considered for release from supervision and GPS monitoring. The founder of Texas EquuSearch and the father of one of the victims, has asked the public to consider writing to the parole board to request that they do not release him.

Clyde Edwin Hedrick Mug Shot CC Texas Equusearch

According to Texas EquuSearch, Hedrick is an alleged serial killer believed to have raped and murdered Laura Miller, Heide Fye Villareal, Audrey Cook and Donna Prudhomme – victims of a series of murders that became infamously known as the “Killing Fields.”

Hedrick was released from prison in 2021 after only serving eight years of a 20-year sentence for the death of Ellen Beason. He originally only served a year for abuse of a corpse until the FBI exhumed Beason’s body in 2012 and additional evidence lead to him being charged and found guilty of manslaughter in 2014.

According to Texas Equusearch, this early release was because of the Mandatory Release law – (Eligible offenders are released onto mandatory supervision when their calendar time served added to their good time credit equals the length of their prison sentence. CC Tx Department of Criminal Justice). Upon being released, Hedrick was given an ankle monitor for GPS tracking.

Tim Miller (father of Laura Miller, one of the killing fields victims) founds court documents filed by the prosecution before the 2014 trial that Hedrick was believed to have confessed to raping and murdering Laura Miller and Heidi Fye Villareal to another inmate while in jail. Hedrick denied this and the confessions could not be used in court since the law does not allow statements to be used from police informers in prison.

The parole board is now considering removing all supervision requirements and removing his GPS monitor, allowing Hedrick to be completely free.

Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady, issued a statement to KPRC 2 informing he would continue to work with law enforcement agencies to find the person responsible for murdering Laura Miller and that Clyde Hedrick has not been ruled out as a suspect in these investigations.

“There are child victims of CLYDE EDWIN HEDRICK who are now adults and are afraid of his release,” said Texas Equusearch, “There are rape and attempted murder victims of CLYDE EDWIN HEDRICK who are afraid of his release. Victims and victims’ families are afraid for their safety upon his release.”

The State of Texas VS. Clyde Edwin Hendrick court records:

Texas Equusearch has asked the public for help writing to the parole board to request that they do not release him and have added specific instructions which can be found here.

The board can meet as early as next week, so it is important for those wishing to voice concerns to the parole board to do so as soon as possible according to Texas Equusearch.

“It is your time to help the victims of the Texas Killing Fields and all victims of CLYDE EDWIN HEDRICK, ” said Texas Equusearch.