Attorney General Paxton’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit Locates Woman who has Been Missing for Over 40 years, Shortly After Creating the Unit

By |2022-06-09T05:52:00-07:00June 9th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  PRESS OFFICE: (512) 463-2050 June 09, 2022 Communications@oag.texas.gov www.texasattorneygeneral.gov                                                                                                         AUSTIN — In 1981, two deceased individuals, who were the apparent victims of a homicide, were discovered in a wooded area in Houston, Texas, and their identities could not be determined at that time. In 2021, Identifinders International, through the use of genetic genealogy, was able [...]

Identifinders Identifies Suspect in 19-Year Old Cowboy Hat Bandit Cold Case

By |2022-04-15T08:09:19-07:00April 15th, 2022|

Identifinders International has identified a suspect in the 19-year-old cold case involving the shooting of Officer Jeff Garner. The identification was made after a thorough and intricate investigation involving North Richland Hills Police, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Dallas and Oklahoma City field offices. Officer Jeff Garner was shot on March 3, 2003, after attempting to stop a man who, unknown to Garner, had just robbed a bank in Watauga, Texas. Since the incident, the suspect has remained at large. After the case sat cold for many years, in 2015, North Richland Hills Police Detective Erik Whitlock was assigned to the investigation. He [...]

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