Suspect in 1986 cold case denied parole

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas- Parole is denied for a prime suspect in a cold case KHOU featured earlier this year.

Gerald Zwarst is behind bars for the 1986 kidnapping of Shelley Sikes, a 19-year-old from Galveston County.

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Because her body was never found, prosecutors never charged Zwarst with murder.

The other suspect, John King, died in prison in 2015.

Zwarst won't be up for review for another 5 years.

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