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Law enforcement agencies have an impressive track record when it comes to solving homicides. An astonishing 68% of homicide cases in Texas are cleared by arrest or other means. But not every case is solved.

Cold Cases in Texas


An unsolved murder, or cold case, can be taken over by the Texas Rangers.

The Texas Rangers keep a website where they normally list the top 12 cold case investigations. Currently, they have 13 cases listed.

Unsolved Murders From 1979 to 2007


The cases are from all over the state of Texas and go as far back as 1979.

The most recent case added to the site is that of Marianne Wilkins of Tarrant County. According to information listed on the website, Wilkins was murdered in 2007 when she answered her door and was shot multiple times.

Lubbock County Cold Case

The cold case for Lubbock County dates back to 1987, when the body of a teenage girl was found.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

On the morning of Thursday, 03-26-1987, the body of 13 year old Veronica Taylor was discovered in a snow covered field adjacent to F.M. 1729, located in eastern Lubbock County, Texas. Veronica had suffered blunt force trauma. Veronica was last seen departing a relative's apartment the previous evening. Veronica was a 6th Grade student at Murfee Elementary in Lubbock, Texas.

Below is a gallery of the top cold case investigations from the Texas Rangers. Look through them and if you know anything about any of the cases, Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000. All tips are anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips online.

Texas Cold Case Files: These Are The Top Unsolved Cold Cases

The Texas Rangers keep an updated website on the top cold case investigations in the state. They currently date back to 1979. One case is from Lubbock County.

Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty

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Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty

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Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty



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