If you want to take a closer look at the number of murders in Texas by year, you can visit the websites of many local, state, and even federal law enforcement agencies, which often publish comprehensive reports with more information on crimes committed in the area during specific periods of time. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in addition to Texas’s numerous law enforcement agencies, compiles and publishes an annual Uniform Crime Report that provides detailed information and statistics on the various types of crimes and their crime rates for each state, including many counties and cities in every state. Another great resource is Project: Cold Case, which partnered with the Murder Accountability Project to compile a comprehensive list of all unsolved murders in every state between 1980 and 2019. According to this list, there were a staggering 86,484 homicides in Texas during that time period of almost 40 years. On closer inspection, approximately 63,903 of these murders have been solved during the same period, so law enforcement agencies have approximately 22,581 unsolved murders in Texas according to the latest website update.
The 1993 murder of Kimberly Groseclose, the 1993 murder of Stephane Henderson, the 1990 murder of Derrick Jackson, the 1987 murder of Martha McGraw, and the 1996 murder of Evangelina “Angie” Cruz are just a few examples of some of the unsolved murders in northern Texas which you can find on the websites of several local and statewide law enforcement organizations, as well as within the database being built by Project: Cold Case. Some unsolved central Texas murders also found within these lists and databases, as well as on Uncovered.com, include the 1992 murder of Toni Ann Ackerman, the 1983 murder of Charles Bates, the 1982 murder of Ruth Bettis, the 1981 murder of Carol Joyce Deleon, the 2016 murder of Terri “Missy” Bevers, and the 2009 murder of Maria Alcantar, along with the 2013 unsolved disappearance of Brandon Lawson.
Some of the unsolved murders in Houston, Texas, include the 1980 double murder of Andrew and Estella Salinas, the 1974 murder of Edward “Edd” Williams, the 2000 murder of Kenisha Shavonne Dixon, the 1997 murder of Erica Ann Garcia, and the 2019 murder of Elizabeth Barraza, which can also be found on the Uncovered website. Finally, the 2017 murder of Debarione “Brandi” Seals, the 1977 murder of Samarra Kaye Cribbs, the 1979 murder of Angela Kelly, the 1990 murder of Detta Dee Taylor Maris, and the 2001 murder of Daniel Whitehead are a few examples of some of the many unsolved murders in Harris County, Texas, included within various lists and databases.