Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Taffy Overstreet was last seen on November 7,2010 at her home in the 6400 block of Micollett in northeast Houston. The day before Taffy Overstreet disappeared, she called her son and told him her husband, Archie Overstreet, had assaulted her. She asked her son to come help, soon, to move the husband out of her house. Investigators say when the son arrived a few days later, no one was there and all of Archie Overstreet's belongings were gone. According to the son, there was Comet cleaning power on the bathroom floor and bathtub and his mother's vehicle, laptop, cell phone, debit card and two pistols were missing. The son also said Archie Overstreet's leg monitor, which was a requirement of his parole, was in the house and appeared to have been cut off. He told police his mother always had her cellphone on and was an avid user of Facebook. She had not used either one, nor her debit card, since Nov. 7, 2010.
Police later were able to trace her phone as it was turned on and off: from Houston to Rosenberg to Lake Charles; then to Jacksonville Florida, to New York and then back to Jacksonville.
Archie Overstreet was arrested in Jacksonville on a parole warrant. He was found driving his wife's vehicle. Court filings indicate police found in his possession -- in her car -- a roll of duct tape with what appeared to be blood on it and a 9mm handgun.
Archie Overstreet told police his wife was asleep in bed at home when he last saw her. He said he took her phone, computer, car and debit card and left because he was tired of all the "restrictions" in his life. He insists he had nothing to do with her disappearance and denied killing her. Archie Lynn Overstreet, 60, has been charged with murder in the November 2010 death of Taffy Overstreet. Overstreet was convicted of aggravated sexual assault as well as attempted capital murder of a police officer in 1986.
Taffy Rawls Overstreet's body has never been found.
Above Image: Archery Overstreet
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Texas Department of Public Safety/Missing Persons Clearinghouse
512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse