New charges filed in 1991 cold case murder

Published: Sep. 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM CDT
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John Duncan
John Duncan

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - New charges have been filed in a 23-year-old murder case.

Court documents state that 44-year-old Joseph Howard Jeffrey has been charged in the murder of John Duncan, dating all the way back to February 16, 1991.

The documents say Jeffrey hit Duncan with a hard object, causing his death.

Police say Duncan's body was discovered after fire crews responded to a house fire at his residence on 37th Street.

His body was found with trauma to his head and genitals. His feet had been severed.

Jeffrey has an extensive criminal background in Lubbock County including intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.

We'll keep you updated on air and online as we get more details.

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