At this point, Lubbock police have recently been working to solve six murders and two missing girl cases. All spanning from August of 2002 to 2004, but now police are hopeful most will be closed very soon.
Murder Investigation: Patricia Garcia
The investigation into the murder of 7-11 clerk, Patricia Garcia has led Lubbock police outside the city limits. Homicide investigator John Gomez says they have questioned a potential suspect from Crosbyton in the case. "The Texas Rangers are assisting us in this investigation," Gomez said.
Murder Investigation: Russell Baldree
Gomez says in another murder, police are looking for a possible witness and/or suspect in the shooting death of Russell Baldree. He was shot in the chest earlier this month while riding his motorcycle near 50th and Indiana.
Missing Persons: Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson
Flyers are still up asking you to help find Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson . "We've still got two missing girls. My daughter was the first one missing since May, then Jennifer Wilkerson, missing since July," said Joanna's dad, Joe Bill Rogers.
Lubbock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Paul Scarborough says they have no leads at this point for both missing girls. Joe Bill Rogers has passed out new flyers, now asking everyone to search any areas that you might have noticed a strange odor or activity of ground animals. However, Joe Bill is still remaining hopeful. "Day by day. Some days are good. Some are horrible," he said.
Stabbing Death: Armando Ybarra
About two years ago, police were called to Avenue W and Broadway where 39-year-old Armando Ybarra was found stabbed to death. Lubbock investigators tell NewsChannel 11 they may have identified a suspect. No arrests have been made. However, Gomez says the case will be filed with the District Attorney's office in the very near future.
Double Homicide: Linda Trevino Carbajal and Cynthia Joann Palacio
In the case of the two known prostitutes, Linda Trevino Carbajal and Cynthia Joann Palacio, found dead in Lubbock County. Chief Scarborough says they think they know who committed at least one of the murders. "We have interviewed and polygraphed several people," Scarborough said. He would not go into further detail.
Stabbing Death: Mary Elizabeth Davis
Finally, the woman known as the "candy lady." 78-year-old Mary Elizabeth Davis was found stabbed to death inside her home on Globe Street in January.
Police have no leads, and no suspects in this case. They are still asking for your help solving this murder.
Out of eight unsolved, three may be solved in the near future, police have really good leads on two of them, and three other cases are still at a standstill.
If you know anything regarding the missing girls Joanna Rogers and Jennifer Wilkerson call the Sheriff's Office at (806) 775-1601.
If you know about Mary Elizabeth Davis murder otherwise known as the "candy lady" call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.