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Laurie Houts Obituary (1992)

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Laurie Anne Houts was an American computer engineer.

Laurie A Houts was born on February 6, 1967, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

She died on September 5, 1992, in Mt. View, Santa Clara County, California United States at the age of 25.

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Laurie attended Gunderson High School in San Jose California.

Houts moved to Silicon Valley when she worked for Adobe Systems on Charleston Road in Santa Clara County.

Laurie was murdered in 1992, after leaving work for the day at Adobe Systems on Charleston Road in Santa Clara County, California. Her body was discovered about 2 miles away in her car by a passerby.

Laurie A. Houts was buried at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 1500 Mission Rd, in Colma, San Mateo County, California.


Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

In both 1995 and 1996, a man identified as John Woodward was unsuccessfully prosecuted for Laurie’s murder. The jury was hung both times.

In 2022, due to advanced DNA processing, new evidence at the crime scene pointed again to the same man. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the Mountain View Police Department both pursued the charges once more.

John Kevin Woodward, the president and CEO of Readytech, was arrested at John F Kennedy airport in New York on arrival from a business trip in Amsterdam. He is currently in jail custody in New York and is awaiting extradition.

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