New Texas Rangers Web page hopes to breathe new life into cold cases

Say the name Kathleen Suckley to Corpus Christi Police Captain Tim Wilson and his response is immediate: 8 April 1993.

He never met her, but he thinks about her often. He checks the file he has checked a million times before, looking for something, anything, to solve the homicide cold case he first responded to 20 years ago.

Suckley was 29 when her throat was slashed and she was stabbed about 40 times inside her rented duplex, while her two sons, ages 4 and 1, were home.

I haven’t forgotten, Wilson said. It’s just a tragic incident; she was a young girl, she had a good life before her, she had two infants, she had a nice family. To me it seemed like such a useless crime.

The Department of Public Safety last week unveiled a new Web page dedicated to unsolved cold case homicides. It will rotate through the Texas Rangers Top 12 Cold Case Investigations, and Suckley is among the first 12 to be featured. Like Wilson, DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said the goal of the new website is to make sure the victims are not forgotten and to try to catch a break in even the coldest of cases — via

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