DPS increases reward for 2004 Lubbock County murder of Linda Carbajal

Reward increased in 2004 murder investigation

(KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 2004 homicide of Linda Trevino Carbajal, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month's featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced.

On April 19, 2004, the body of 21-year-old Lubbock resident Linda Trevino Carbajal was found along a rural dirt road in northern Lubbock County. Carbajal had suffered blunt force injuries and had been strangled. Investigators believe that Carbajal's murder is linked to the July 15, 2003 murder of Cynthia Palacio, which was the featured case in March 2018. Texas Rangers and Lubbock County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information about the circumstances surrounding Carbajal's murder, as well as Palacio's homicide.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).  All tips are anonymous.

Individuals also can submit information through the Texas Ranger cold case website or by contacting us at 1-800-346-3243 (DPS Missing Persons Hotline).

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