LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The murder of a Lubbock family is still unsolved, six years later.
Police found the bodies of Tammy Cooper, 45, and her three children beaten and stabbed to death inside a Northeast Lubbock apartment in October of 2004. Mahogany Jasmine Allen was 11-years-old and twins Kadiece and Kasheem Allen were 9-years-old.
A friend who was on the phone with Cooper that night says she heard her and a man named "Butch" get into an argument before hanging up the phone. Police say he may be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
The investigation has taken Lubbock police to California and to Dallas more than 20 times. Police are still trying to identify "Butch," they believe he was the last visitor to the Cooper home.
Cooper and her children were living at Windcrest Estacado when they were murdered. The complex has since been renamed Madison Park. Detectives say the victims were found throughout the apartment and had been viciously attacked.
Autopsy results would later show the family died from blunt force trauma and the use of a sharp instrument. A detective with the Lubbock Police Department said at the time that this was one of the most brutally violent murders that he had seen.
Not long after Cooper and her children were found brutally murdered at their home Lubbock Police issue a flyer asking for information about this gruesome crime. Information, that led them to the Dallas area.
If you know anything about this case, please call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.
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