Update on Incident at 3706 Millbridge
July 18, 2005 -- Houston police
homicide investigators hope one of the largest rewards ever offered
in a criminal case can help lead to the identity of a suspect(s)
in the fatal shooting of four people in a Clear Lake home two
years ago today.
It was about 3:30 p.m. on July 18, 2003 when
the bodies of Tiffany Rowell, 18, Rachel Koloroutis, 18, Marcus
Precella, 19, and Adelbert Sanchez, 21, were found in Rowell's
residence at 3706 Millbridge. Each had suffered multiple gunshot
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants B. Harris and
L. Baimbridge are reporting the following:
Despite numerous law enforcement agencies and
investigators working on this case, no arrests have been made
at this time. The victims' families have raised money through
donations from themselves and area residents to help Crime Stoppers
offer its largest ever reward of $100,000. In June 2004, investigators
received an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip that led to the release
of two composite sketches of persons seen going to the home shortly
before the murders. Families of the victims placed billboards
with the sketches and the phone contact number for Crime Stoppers.
Since the incident, there has been much speculation
as to the motive of the shooting. Numerous interviews have been
conducted and investigators are confident the motive is drug related.
Investigators believe they have spoken directly with some of the
people involved in the killings. The motive suggests the suspects
were - at the very least - acquaintances of the victims.
The tip that led to the release of the sketches
last June was very specific and is still considered the best lead
in the case. Unfortunately, the tipster has never called back.
It is hoped the release of the motive will encourage the tipster
to call back.
Anyone with information on the suspect(s) wanted
in this capital murder case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide
Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.