The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is hoping a new section of their website will help solve cold case murders across the state. On Wednesday DPS launched the new section that highlights 68 unsolved murders to bring their faces and stories back into the public eye.
"We want the public to know that these cases will never be closed by us," DPS Sergeant Bryan Witt said. "We will continually investigate them, and hopefully bring all these people responsible for these terrible crimes in."
Sgt. Witt says out of the 68 profiles, nine of the cold cases are from the South Plains, including murders in Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Lubbock Counties. Lubbock alone had five cases.
Witt hopes by refreshing the public's mind on the cases, that someone will come forward with information to help the Texas Rangers close these cases once and for all. "The people of the community, it may kind of slip their mind, but the families never forget about these horrific events in their life. Maybe we can bring some of these ruthless criminals to justice," Witt said.
By putting the cases back in the public eye, it increases the possibility that people will come forward with new information or leads that can be investigated. The public will have the opportunity to submit information online through the new webpage or by calling a toll free number, 1-800-346-3243. Callers may remain anonymous. (Some of the cases have rewards associated with them, which are noted on the website.)
To view the information on the Unsolved Homicides site, visit:
To specifically view the Texas Rangers Top 12 Cold Case Investigations visit:
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