The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking for information to help solve the 2007 murder of a 21-year old man, Blase Wright Jr., in Bexar County. According to a press release from DPS, as part of a public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team monthly in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.
On Feb. 2, 2007, Wright was in his Universal City apartment when he was shot to death by an unknown person during an apparent burglary. A witness reported seeing a black male leave the apartment and enter a small gold car that was occupied by another black male and a Hispanic female, who was driving.
The Texas Rangers along with the investigators on this case would like to identify the female driver. The forensic sketch (above) represents the woman’s appearance at the time of the murder and witnesses reported that she had reddish hair.
It is believed by investigators that there is someone who knows who went to Wright’s apartment on Feb. 2, 2007, and their reasons. They are asking for anyone with information to come forward and help solve the murder. Anonymous tips can be made through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or by calling the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 800-346-3243.
According to the release, the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team was created to assist Texas law enforcement agencies investigating unsolved murders or what appear to be serial or linked criminal transactions. Since there is no statute of limitations for the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution; or until no other lead is viable.
Additionally, DPS created the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website aimed at renewing public interest in unsolved cases. The site features the division’s Top 12 Unsolved Cold Case Investigations, which includes two cases from each of the state’s six DPS regions. For more information, visit the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website at dps.texas.gov/TexasRangers/UnsolvedHomicides/index.htm.