Case 206

Julio & Candra Torres

On Tuesday, July 27 1976, 16-year-old Candra Torres and a man named Tom Brown showed up in an Oregon sheriff’s department to report a terrible incident. Candra’s husband, 21-year-old Julio Torres, had been accidentally shot and killed while the three were on a camping trip deep in Mount Hood National Forest.

The case was quickly ruled an accident and the survivors tried to move on with their lives. But all was not as it seemed in this supposedly open-and-shut case…



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




Empty Promises – Ann Rule



Forensic Files – Head Games



Where is Candra Torres’ kidnapper now? – The Cinemaholic

An anniversary camping trip turned murder and kidnapping –

Kidnap survivor relives the moment rapist captor shot her husband – The Sun

Elizabeth Smart meets with kidnapping victim Candra Torres in new Lifetime doc – Inside Edition



Fatal encounter with a stranger – The Daily News

Forest of terror – The Daily News




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