In Texas, when a murder goes unsolved, or it goes cold, it goes to the Texas Rangers. Can you help solve their top twelve cold cases?


What is a cold case?

A cold case refers to an unsolved criminal investigation that remains open and has not been solved or resolved for an extended period. The term "cold" implies that the case has gone without new leads or significant investigative progress for a considerable amount of time.

Cold cases can involve various types of crimes, such as homicides, disappearances, sexual assaults, or other serious offenses. Law enforcement agencies may revisit cold cases in the hope of uncovering new evidence, leveraging advancements in forensic technology, or receiving fresh leads that could help solve the mystery and bring closure to the victims and their families.


The Texas Rangers keep a website where they normally list the top 12 cold case investigations. Currently, they have 13 cases listed, and they go as far back as 1979.

Can you help solve any of these cold cases in Texas?

The Top 12 Cold Cases in Texas

Can you help solve one of these? These are the top 12 cold cases that the Texas Rangers Unsolved Homicide website

Gallery Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety

You can learn more about each individual case here.

That final one, Kenneth Minton, doesn't have a photo, and while they believe that Minton, who was a truck driver, was killed- there's not a lot more to go on. While there isn't much information, the The Texas Rangers have not given up hope in solving the murder of Minton and are requesting the public's assistance with any information.

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.

Can You Help Solve These East Texas Cold Cases?

Cold Case refers to a crime that has not yet been solved to the full and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for which new information could emerge from new witness testimony, DNA evidence, re-examined archives, retained material evidence, as well as fresh activities of the suspect.

Gallery Credit: City Of Tyler

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