Suspect Found in 17-year-old Murder

In August of 19-92 an elderly east side woman was murdered. Rod Rice reports there were no suspects until police re-opened the investigation a few months ago.
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86-year-old Louvenia Wilson was living alone when two men asked if she wanted them to fix her car. Homicide cold case Sgt. Mike Peters says it was the second time they'd stopped by and again she said no.

"They forced their way into the house and tied her up with duct tape and telephone cord, started slamming her against the ground, holding a knife to her throat and asked her where her money was."

The pair made off with a few hundred dollars. Mrs. Wilson was left bound and beaten, lying on the floor. She was there for three full days before she was found. Sgt. Peters says she was able to tell police what had happened before dying several days later.

Police found fingerprints at the scene..

"And at that time, 1992, nothing came up. There was no hit.  When we pulled up this case again in August and the prints were run again, we got a hit on a man named Bobby Miller, who is a 32-year-old white male. At the time of this incident he was only 15."

Sgt. Peters talked with Miller about a month ago but he has since gone to ground and can't be found. He has family in the Channel View, Jacinto City area and is believed to still be in the area.

Anyone with information can make an anonymous tip and be eligible for a reward of up to five-thousand dollars by calling Crime Stoppers at 713-222-tips.

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Rod Rice

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Rod Rice became fascinated with radio at an early age, while sitting on his Grandfather’s lap listening to his "programs" on the big Emerson Radio...