BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Homicide expenses have been filed towards a suspected serial killer for the 2005 dying of a Battle Creek girl.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Workplace says they’ve requested homicide expenses towards Harold David Haulman III for the dying of Ashley Parlier.
Deputies say Parlier was pregnant when she went lacking from her dwelling on June 12, 2005. Ashley’s mother and father reported her lacking and her physique has by no means been discovered.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Workplace says they had been contacted earlier this 12 months by regulation enforcement in Pennsylvania concerning Ashley’s disappearance. Detectives say a person in custody in Pennsylvania for different murders gave them particulars about Ashley’s disappearance and the doable location of her physique within the north part of Newton Township.
Detectives searched the realm twice however had been unable to search out Ashley’s physique.
Detectives traveled to Pennsylvania to interview 42-year-old Harold David Haulman III, a Pennsylvania resident formally of Battle Creek.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Detective Jonathan Pignataro has spent 20 years in regulation enforcement, and 19 years in Calhoun County.
He was on the job when Ashley went lacking.
“I bear in mind the information tales about it. I used to be on patrol as a deputy. Mockingly the identical a part of western Calhoun county, the place Ashley, her stays are suspected to be,” Pignataro mentioned.
Detective Pignataro says they primarily take care of drug-related crimes at his workplace. Interviewing a suspected serial killer was tough. He says the toughest half is figuring out there isn’t any clear motive for why Haulman did what he did.
“It solely is sensible to him, in his thoughts,” Pignataro mentioned.
Detectives say Haulman’s household labored for the U.S. authorities and he lived in numerous areas, together with Battle Creek from fall 2002 till mid-2009.
Detectives say Haulman admitted to having an argument with Ashley at a house in Emmet Township. He informed detectives he had assaulted her, knocked her unconscious, and drove her to a distant space. There, he hit her within the head with a chunk of wooden till she died, and later removed his blood-covered clothes.
Ashley’s sister, Nicole Campen, says her mother and father each died in 2020. They may by no means get the closure their household has so desperately looked for for the final 16 years.
“He didn’t simply kill my sister. He destroyed my mother and father. He ruined their lives again in 2006. And it by no means bought higher,” Campen mentioned.
Haulman is in custody in Pennsylvania for a 2018 homicide in Luzerne County and a 2020 homicide in the identical county. Campen says she wished Haulman had been caught sooner. Campen and detectives say, nevertheless, a monster was hiding in plain sight. He had by no means been on regulation enforcement’s radar till this 12 months.
“We’re a small household from Battle Creek Michigan. This occurs on TV. This occurs on Investigation Discovery. This doesn’t occur in your actual life,” Campen mentioned.
Investigators say Haulman served time in jail in reference to a dying on Might 29, 1999, in Ramstein, Germany.
Detectives say a forensic social media search revealed that Haulman had researched materials associated to serial killers and grave robbing.
The Calhoun County sheriff launched a video assertion concerning the investigation.
Detectives are nonetheless working to find Ashley’s stays. If anybody has any further info, particulars, or knew Harold David Haulman III or Ashley Parlier please contact Calhoun County Sheriff Detectives at 269-781-0880.