Have you watched this video on Buzzfeed about the Phantom Killer in Texarkana? In the video, the two guys go into the details of the 'Phantom Killer'. At the beginning of the video, it describes Texarkana as a very violent town in the mid-'40s and the first attack went mostly unnoticed because it was not fatal.

In the video, most of those people actually went to the Hotel Grim to stay safe during the time of the  'Phantom Killer' as he was named by the Texarkana Gazette.

If you remember the Phantom Killer incidents were in an area known as lovers lane which is where Spring Lake Park is now located. There were two suspects but neither were charged with the crime and it is still unsolved.