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Tulia woman murdered; police seek clues

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered a woman in Tulia Sunday.

A family member found Imogene Wilmoth Harris, 84, dead Sunday morning in her northwest Tulia home. Harris' disabled daughter, who was in the residence at the time of the homicide, was taken to Covenant Hospital in Plainview where she was examined and released.  

The Texas Rangers are assisting the Tulia Police Department with the homicide. Lieutenant Brian Burzynski with the Texas Rangers confirmed no arrests have been made. Investigators are continuing to conduct interview at the crime scene.

Preliminary results released Tuesday from the autopsy indicate the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

With so many unanswered questions, the people in the town say they are living in fear.

"You don't know who you can even look at and wonder if that is the person who did it, or that is the person who did it. It's like you have to barricade yourself in your home," said Imogene Harris' friend, Carol Priddy.

This is not usually the case for the small town of 4,000. Now, as people go to the local Allsups everyone is talking about the same thing, what happened to Imogene Harris.

"When I found out I just started crying," said Priddy.

Down the street, officials at the Tulia Chamber of Commerce say Harris did not have a single enemy.

"She was the best Christian woman I know. She was loved by Tulia," said Tulia Chamber of Commerce Spokesperson, Shelly Borchardt.

But how and why? Police continue to search for clues to answer those questions.

"It's scary thinking there is someone in our midst that could of done this," said Borchardt.

Through all the shock and sadness, many people in the town say they will remember their loving friend.

"She is going to be very missed," said Priddy.

According to Harris's obituary, she is survived through her four daughters and son. One of her daughters lives in Sudan.

The visitation will be Wednesday at Kornerstone Funeral Directors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will follow Thursday at 1p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Tulia.

If you have any information police ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 806-995-4800. There is a $10,000 reward.

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