Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details
REFERENCE NUMBER: 254 - Unsolved
RELATED YEAR: 1981
Carmen Croan, 18, was a vibrant, attractive, young woman with a bright future ahead of her. On the evening of August 22,1981, Carmen went to Graham's Night Club in Odessa. The next day Carmen's body was found on an oilfield lease 12 miles north of TX 158 and FM 1936 in Ector County. Carmen had suffered a brutal attack, including knife wounds to the throat. Numerous investigators have worked many hours on the investigation and possible suspect(s) have been identified. Carmen's friends and family are still awaiting answers.
Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides informationthat leads
to the arrest of the person/persons responsible forthis crime. 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.
Information on this case may also be submitted in the following manner:
- Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
- Contact us by telephone at 1-800-346-3243. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Rangerassigned to this case.
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