AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Weatherford Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving the 1987 murder of Wendy Kae Robinson, 19, in Weatherford. As part of the DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured each month by the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.
On July 8, 1987, Robinson was last seen near the east end of Lake Weatherford, at an area known as “The Wall.” Four days later, her body was found several miles away. At the time of her death, Robinson was a freshman studying at Weatherford College and a graduate of Weatherford High School.
The Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for Robinson’s death. To be eligible for the cash reward, the tip must be submitted by calling 817-599-5555 or online at www.pccs.tips. Anyone with information will remain anonymous.
Individuals can also submit information through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact Detective Hilliard of the Weatherford Police Department at 817-598-4300.
The Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team was created to assist Texas law enforcement agencies investigating unsolved murders or violent serial crimes. Since there is no statute of limitations for the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution or until no viable leads remain.
In addition, DPS created the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides webpage aimed at renewing public interest in unsolved crimes cases. The site features more than 75 cases, including the division’s Top 12 Unsolved Cold Case Investigations. For more information, visit the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/TexasRangers/UnsolvedHomicides/index.htm.