On February 13th, 2017, Walker County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an unidentified body on 700 block of FM 4311. After intense hours of investigation and hard work, Walker County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that an arrest was made today February 17, 2017 suspect has been found and victim has been identified. 26 year old white male, Edgar Garcia Gutierrez of Huntsville confessed to the murder of 48 year old white female, Barbara Kay Terrel.
Sheriff Clint McRae would like to thank the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff’s Office and also all assisting agencies; Texas Ranger, Huntsville Police Department, Houston Police Department, Department of Public Safety Crime Lab and Walker County Criminal District Attorney. Without the abundant effort, this investigation would have been more challenging. Edgar Garcia Gutierrez is currently being held at the Walker County Jail for Murder.