DPS Seeks Leads in 1994 Death of Corpus Christi Woman

February 11, 2020

Laura Warren

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking leads in the October 1994 homicide of Laura Warren. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for her death if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced. (A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers Unsolved Homicides website.)

On Oct. 26, 1994, the Corpus Christi Police Department filed a missing person report for Warren, 25, of Corpus Christi. Five days later, on Oct. 31, 1994, Warren's body was discovered south of Beeville. Prior to her death, she was seen with a Hispanic male at the Budget Inn in Corpus Christi, near Shoreline Boulevard and Interstate 37.

Although Texas Rangers and local law enforcement have worked many hours on the investigation, all leads have been exhausted in the case. The Rangers are asking for the public's help to solve this case.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.

Individuals can also submit information through the Texas Rangers cold case website or by contacting us at 1-800-346-3243 (Missing Persons Hotline).

The DPS Texas Rangers Unsolved Homicides Website provides information on more than 125 cases in an effort to garner public interest in unsolved or cold cases. Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards (funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division and administered by DPS) of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for any Rangers cold case listed on the website. For more information, visit the Texas Ranger cold case website.

As part of a DPS public awareness program, one case from the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation (Cold Case) Program will be featured bi-monthly in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring attention to these cold cases. The Texas Crime Stoppers reward is increased up to $6,000 for the featured case in hopes that the higher reward money will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip is submitted before the next case is featured.

The Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program was created to assist Texas law enforcement agencies investigating unsolved homicides or violent serial crimes. Since there is no statute of limitations for the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution or until no viable leads remain.

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