Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program
The Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program was created on September 1, 2001 by the 77th Session of Texas Legislature. The program’s primary objective is to provide Texas law enforcement agencies with a process for investigating unsolved murders or what appear to be serial or linked criminal transactions. Since there is no statute of limitations on the offense of murder, the state has the moral and statutory obligation to pursue these cases to a successful resolution; or until no other lead is viable. Law enforcement must devote every effort to investigate these crimes to the fullest extent for the victims and their families. The Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website was created with those efforts in mind, to assist such cases in establishing further investigative leads.
This website features unsolved (cold case) investigations in the State of Texas; however it is not all inclusive. The links herein can be used to review the cold case information provided on this site.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for a cold case listed on this website.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
All tips are anonymous. Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.