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DPS Seeks Leads in 2007 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 2007 murder of Blase Wright Jr., 21, in Bexar County. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.

On Feb. 2, 2007, Wright was in his Universal City apartment when he was fatally shot by an unknown person during an apparent burglary. A witness reported seeing a black male leave the apartment and enter a small gold car that was occupied by another black male and a Hispanic female, who was driving.

Unk Hispanic Female

The Texas Rangers and investigators on the case would like to identify the Hispanic female driving the car. The forensic sketch (above) represents the woman’s appearance at the time of the murder, and witnesses reported that she had reddish hair.

Investigators believe there are individuals who know who went to the apartment that day and why; and DPS is asking for anyone with information to come forward to help solve this crime. Individuals can submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.

The Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team was created to assist Texas law enforcement agencies investigating unsolved murders or what appear to be serial or linked criminal transactions. Since there is no statute of limitations for the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution; or until no other lead is viable.

In addition, DPS created the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides webpage aimed at renewing public interest in unsolved cases. The site features the division’s Top 12 Unsolved Cold Case Investigations, which includes two cases from each of the state’s six DPS regions. For more information, visit the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website at:

http://www.dps.texas.gov/TexasRangers/UnsolvedHomicides/index.htm.

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