Family of woman killed Valentine's Day 1986 pleads for public's help

$20K reward offered in 1986 Valentine's Day murder cold case

RICHMOND, Texas – Fort Bend County investigators are still working to solve a cold case from 1986.

On Valentine's Day in 1986, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office authorities were called to Marilu Geri and Stephen Geri's residence in the Tealbriar development off Highway 6.

Deputies arrived at the home in the 9800 block of Chalford that morning 32 years ago after receiving reports that Marilu Geri was found bleeding and unresponsive.

She was taken to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Geris moved to Chalford Street, which is north of where Sugar Land Airport is today, and operated an insurance business out of their home together, according to authorities.

On the day of Marilu Geri's murder, she was supposed to host a part at the home to celebrate Valentine's Day and her mother's birthday.

Her mother discovered her body when she arrived with decorations, according to authorities.

“This was a tragic crime that has lingered for more than 30 years,” Sheriff Troy Nehls said. “Despite the time frame, we are hoping there are residents who remain in the Houston area or elsewhere who might recall some detail that will lead to an arrest.”

The story garnered national attention when it was profiled on "Unsolved Mysteries."

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477), send a text message by texting "FBCCS" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit it online here:

Information that leads to the apprehension of and filing of charges against the individuals involved in this case could earn you as much as $20,000. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.