Daytina Blair Hulslander Missing Murdered Midland Mother of 5: UPDATE
Last year I wrote a story about Daytina Blair Hulslander, a mother of five young children from Midland, Tx, who went missing in 1998. She lived in a small trailer home outside of Midland, Tx at 6102 E County Road 86. For those of you who love to see things for yourself the picture I've included with this article is of the trailer that now sits on the location where Daytina went missing, however it is not the same home.
Daytina, who was 26 years old at the time, lived in a single wide trailer with her husband, Allen Dee Hulslander and five young children. She was reported as having been missing sometime after 4 p.m on a Monday, April 27th but law enforcement wasn't alerted until Thursday evening, three days later.
Her husband, Allen Dee Hulslander, reported her missing. Her cars, clothes and money were all left behind. In the months preceding her disappearance her credit cards nor her social security card had been used leaving investigators to fear the worst.
It wasn't until three years later that her remains would be stumbled up by quail hunters just one county over.
Hulslander, an oil drilling foreman at the time, claimed he had no idea what could have happened to his wife when she went missing. Daytina had five young children, three boys who were 5, 7 and 8 years old when she disappeared and two very young little girls whom she had with Allen. The boys went to live with Daytinas mother, Elfie Ratliff while the girls stayed with their father in Midland.
Not long after her remains were positively identified, Allen Dee Hulslander was arrested at his home in Midland and charged with Daytinas murder, something her family had suspected since she went missing. Her mother described her as a loving mother who was very close to her children and would never just leave them.
Allen went to trial for his wife's murder, at first denying the use of a court appointed attorney and later attaining a nationally known San Antonio attorney, Gerald H. Goldstein. Hulslander would end up entering a plea of Nolo Contendo, which basically means he knew they weren't going to win, even with his fancy attorney.
The part I wasn't able to find at the time I wrote the article I mentioned above was whether he was till in prison or not (you can click the link in the first paragraph to read the original story). I looked him up at the time in the system and saw that he wasn't currently incarcerated anywhere in Texas so I figured he was released at some point, obviously, but I wanted to know just how much time he spent in prison for the murder of his wife and the mother of five children.
I suppose I've gotten better at internet sleuthing because I found what I was looking for today.
Allen Dee Hulslander as sentenced to 12 years in prison for the murder of Daytina Blair Hulslander, his wife who he claimed he last saw in their home the day she went missing, April 27th, 1998. When she was murdered she had five children all under the age of 9. Can you imagine? Five babies left without a mother at such a young age.
Allen was arrested on April 25th, 2001 but was out on bond shortly after and during the trial. He didn't start serving his time until January 24th, 2003 and was released on September 16th, 2014. He served the full sentence pretty much but 12 years seems like such an inadequate amount of time for what he did. He took a mother away from five precious little children and then dumped her body 44 minutes away in the county over in a field. He just dumped her out in the west Texas desert somewhere, out in the heat and the elements. If it weren't for a couple of quail hunters, her family may have never found out what happened to her.
Allen lives here in Texas, not far from the beach, with his wife. They too live in a single wide trailer home, just as he and Daytina once did back in 1998.