Murder, 10/19/65: Detectives inspect the abandoned car of murder victim Joyce Osten, an 18-year-old Westbury High School student. Osten was last seen on the morning October 18 when she dropped off her mother at the shopping center where she worked. Osten's father notified authorities after he found her abandoned car in the same parking lot that night. Undergarments were found in the back seat. Law enforcement officers found Osten's body in a pasture on October 19. Authorities arrested Jerry Michael Ward, a 22-year-old former hospital orderly, on October 30. He was convicted of the rape-murder of Osten on September 27, 1966, and sentenced to death. At trial, police chemist Floyd McDonald testified that hair found on Osten's body matched Ward's. The case thus became the first in Texas to admit nuclear activation analysis into evidence, setting legal precedent.