It's been five years Wednesday since 78-year-old Mary Davis also known as the Candy Lady was found dead inside her East Lubbock home. Police haven't named any suspects in the case, but investigators are still searching for the murderer and neighbors still remember the woman they called the candy lady.
"Here we are five years later with an idea, but still a long ways from going beyond a reasonable doubt," said Captain Greg Stevens of the Lubbock Police Department about the case.
Globe Avenue seems fairly quiet, but five years ago neighbors were shocked when emergency crews brought out Davis' dead body. "We just couldn't believe it, you know, because who would do that to her? She was always a very sweet person, and they just wondered how that could happen," said Neighbor Debra Nathan.
Investigators say there were no signs of forced entry at Davis' home, but they do believe the person who killed her, stabbed and robbed her.
Nathan knew Davis for eight years before that tragic day, and says everyone in the neighborhood called her the candy lady because Davis sold candy to the neighborhood children from her house. "Oh yes. They always go to the candy lady and always say that she was so sweet. You know, nowadays they still always think about the candy lady," said Nathan.
Nathan hopes police find the murderer, and police are hopeful they still can. It is not considered a cold case because investigators still receive tips and information regarding the murder. Now, they hope the right tip will come in. "It boils down to information. Somebody somewhere knows this. We're waiting on the deal. We've solved seven year old, ten year old murders. Who knows, someday it might come through," said Stevens.
Investigators are still looking for information on this case. They ask if you have any information that could help to call Crime Line at 741-1000.
|Courts & Crime|