Lubbock, Texas – Law enforcement agencies in Texas have a commendable record in solving homicide cases, with a remarkable 68% of cases being cleared by arrest or other means. However, there are still unsolved cases, known as cold cases, that continue to challenge authorities. The Texas Rangers have taken on the responsibility of investigating these cold cases, many of which date back to as early as 1979.
On their website, the Texas Rangers have listed the top cold case investigations in the state, with 13 cases currently listed. These cases cover a wide geographical area and span several decades, highlighting the enduring nature of unresolved homicides in Texas.
One such case is that of Marianne Wilkins, who was tragically murdered in 2007 when she answered her door and was shot multiple times in Tarrant County. The inclusion of such recent cases in the list emphasizes the long-lasting impact of unsolved murders on Texas communities.
In Lubbock County, a cold case from 1987 involves the murder of 13-year-old Veronica Taylor, whose body was discovered in a snow-covered field. The brutal nature of these crimes is a reminder of the urgency of solving these cold cases and bringing closure to the families of the victims.
The Texas Rangers are offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for any information related to these cold cases. Tips can be provided anonymously to Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) or online. The unresolved cases serve as poignant reminders of the need for ongoing diligence in bringing perpetrators of such heinous crimes to justice.