Crime Stoppers increases reward in decades-old cold case

Carol Deleon was found dead in June 1981


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It has been over three decades since Carol Deleon, 18, was found killed on the side of Interstate 35 outside New Braunfels.

Deleon’s body was found on June 4, 1981 after being shot multiple times. At the time she was listed as a Jane Doe. It was not until 2009 new DNA technology identified her.

Prior to her death, Deleon had graduated from Thomas Edison High School and is believed to have been at a nightclub on June 3.

Authorities are looking for the man in the picture above, and believe he may have been with Deleon.

For the next 30 days DPS and Crime Stoppers has increased the reward, to $10,000, for information that leads to the person or people responsible for Deleon’s death.

Anyone with information about this unsolved case can also submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.