Reward increased in 1996 cold case of woman who was sexually assaulted, strangled in SW Houston home
On Nov. 28, 1996, Wilson did not arrive at her family’s home for Thanksgiving dinner. Her parents went to her apartment on Meadowglen Lane in southwest Houston and found the door unlocked and Wilson deceased inside.
$6,000 reward offered for information in 2001 Mason County cold case
MASON COUNTY, Texas – A reward in a 19-year-old Texas cold case killing has been increased to $6,000. The Texas Rangers hope the public can help them solve the murder of James Charles “Jimmy” Schuessler, a Mason County man who was found dead in his rural ranch house on Oct. 14, 2001. A reward of as much as $6,000 — an increase from the typical $3,000 —is being offered for information that leads to the arrests of those responsible, if the tip is received before next month’s featured Texas Rangers case is announced. Anyone with information on Schuessler’s death is urged to come forward by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-8477. Individuals can also submit information online through the Texas Rangers cold case website or by calling the DPS Missing Persons Hotline at 1-800-346-3243.
DNA helps crack Florida cold case
(WBBH/NBC News) – Detectives in Punta Gorda, Florida say they’ve cracked a 30-year-old homicide case has using DNA evidence. Members of the Charlotte County Cold Case Unit held a press conference Monday about the murder of Sharon Gill, a woman who was killed in her home on March 21, 1990. Roland “Rollie” Thomas Davis, 68, has been linked to the murder after detectives confirmed DNA evidence connected him to the crime. Davis is currently on death row in Ohio for the stabbing death of an 86-year-old woman. As for a motive, detectives believe Davis is “probably just a psychopath,” and say he could be connected to other murders both in Florida and other states.
Man, 77, charged in 1974 murder of Texas teenage girl
FORT WORTH, Texas – A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years of investigation and the advancement of DNA technology, police said Tuesday. Glen McCurley, 77, of Fort Worth, was arrested early Monday and charged with capital murder in the abduction, torture, rape and slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker. Police had said the Fort Worth high school student was in a car with her boyfriend outside a Valentine's Day party at a bowling alley the night of Feb. 17, 1974, when a man pistol-whipped the boy and grabbed the girl. Her body was found three days later stuffed in a culvert near Lake Benbrook, which is near where the abduction happened. Only when DNA technology advanced to the point where a complete genetic profile could be developed from evidence gleaned from the girl’s brassiere could a solid link be made, Detective Leah Wagner said.
Preview: "48 Hours" Cold Case: Who killed Amy Gellert?
Preview: "48 Hours" Cold Case: Who killed Amy Gellert? Help cops solve a 20-year-old case. A young woman killed, her family brutally stabbed – someone out there knows something ... is it you? Erin Moriarty has the story Saturday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.cbsnews.com