The Edmond Sun

April 4, 2013

FBI seeks public’s help in Texas DA murders

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The FBI is launching a tipline in Oklahoma in the hopes it will lead to an arrest in the murders of two Texas prosecutors.

On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a press conference and said his office is offering a cash reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia McLelland.

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the death of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.

“Words cannot describe the shock and grief this community has suffered over the last several months,” Perry said. “The criminals responsible for these murders will be caught, convicted and will pay the price for these horrific crimes.”

Perry said he is confident the investigation will lead to the conviction of the offenders. He said he hopes and expects these rewards will help convince those who may be holding onto important information to come forward.

Special Agent Rick Rains, spokesman for the FBI’s Oklahoma City office, said many law enforcement agencies including the FBI are assisting in the investigation.  

Rains said a digital billboard campaign advertising the reward and tipline is being launched today in Texas and surrounding states including Oklahoma. Rains said anyone with information, regardless of how small, is requested to call the toll free tip line at 1-877-847-7522.  



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