Theresa Vail showed off more than just skin when she competed in the swimsuit portion of this year's Miss America pageant.This 22-year-old contestant from Kansas didn't hide her two large tattoos — not that she wanted to."My whole platform is empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers," Vail told People magazine. How can I tell other women to be fearless and true to themselves if I can't do the same? "Nobody expects a soldier to be a beauty queen," she told People, "but I'm all about breaking stereotypes." Vail's hobbies include hunting, archery and cooking up a pot of squirrel stew (for real), but those won't do for the talent portion.

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He gave all of Annette's belongings and clothing to charity. The pathologist believes Mary was forcibly asphyxiated before her body went in the river.

After Mary's death, Felix took his son and moved to California.

In 1970, he began seeing Sharon Hensley, a native of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Annette's mother reported her as a missing person on October 22. Felix said Mary had fallen in the Calcasieu River while they were running trotlines at night, but Mary was afraid of water, that section of the river was unsuitable for trotlines, and authorities found the trotlines still inside Felix's tackle box.

Felix told the police she suffered from mental illness and had left of her own accord, taking a bus from St. It's unclear whether Annette ever arrived in Mexico. Photographs of Felix are posted below this case summary. He was arrested for murder, held for three days and then released without charge, and the case was never put before a grand jury.

She had been there before in her mid-teens and had fallen in love with a Mexican man and tried to get him to come to the United States with her. The police didn't believe Felix's explanation of his wife's disappearance, but found no evidence of foul play. Felix's first wife, Mary Elizabeth Horton Vail, drowned in Louisiana in 1962. Felix had 0,000 in life insurance on Mary, but only collected ,000 from the insurance company because of the doubts about the manner of Mary's death.In December 1984, he filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and desertion. Over 50 years later, a pathologist examined the autopsy report and found evidence of foul play, including large bruises on Mary's neck and legs and a scarf in her mouth.Nine months ago, after learning that she wasn't allowed to bring projectiles on stage for her very first pageant (she planned to demonstrate her knack for archery), Vail belted out the Puccini aria "Nessun Dorma" from the opera "Turandot" and won the coveted silver tray.And judging by her Twitter photos, Miss Kansas is already taking Atlantic City by storm after arriving for the preliminaries before the final night of competition on Sunday, September 15. Annette's family last saw her on October 5, 1984 in Sulphur, Louisiana.Her husband, William Felix Vail Sr., who is addressed by his middle name, told the neighbors she's gone to visit friends in Denver, Colorado.