Authorities seek information in 1993 Corpus Christi cold case murder

Cold cases to be featured monthly to garner new tips


SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are hoping a new initiative will help solve a series of cold cases across the state.

They have launched a public awareness program to feature one unsolved case each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved cases.

"These victims and their loved ones deserve justice, and DPS is committed to continuing the search for critical evidence related to these cases, and we urge anyone with information about any unsolved crime to come forward," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "In many cases, it just takes one tip or witness to help solve a crime and get a dangerous criminal out of our communities."

This month's featured case is the murder of Kathleen Suckley, 29, in Corpus Christi.

On April 8, 1993, Suckley was found dead inside her apartment in the 5000 block of Meandering Lane.

She suffered multiple stab wounds, and her two young sons were inside the home during her murder.

A witness in the case described a white or Hispanic male approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build and short dark hair standing near Suckley's patio door several hours prior to the murder.

At the time of her death, Suckley worked at the then Future Firm fitness center in Corpus Christi and had previously worked at a restaurant at a greyhound racetrack in 1992.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to submit a tip thru the Texas Rangers Cold Case website or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.