On a foggy night on March 10, 1990, in Westport, Indiana, twelve-year-old Brad Maddux strolled over to a pickup truck to chat with his twenty-eight-year-old cousin, Douglas Sims. Brad was never seen again.
Mild-mannered and friendly Douglas Sims, who never evenraised his voice, was exposed as a predator who brutally murdered his young cousin.
This is a heartbreaking true story told with sensitivity, insight and a true professionals attention to detail. Judith Yates spent over three years investigating all aspects of this case, and presents the results of her endeavor brilliantly.
Criminologist Judith Yates has appeared as a guest speaker, lecturer, and instructor for numerous organizations for over 15 years, to include the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, numerous PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) organizations across the United States, the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, the Tennessee Correction Association, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dayton-Hudson Loss Prevention Department, and many more.
She has worked in loss prevention, for the Sheriff's Department, for the federal prison system at each capacity (minimum security to lock-down), as a private investigator, and as a criminal justice professor/instructor. Currently, she is a Criminal Justice professor. She is also a True Crime and Crime & Courts Examiner for www.examiner/Nashville.com and the only journalist who is continually investigating the disappearance of Tabitha Tuders, Nashville's most baffling missing persons case.
Ms. Yates holds a Masters in Criminal Justice and is working to complete her PhD .