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MCTXSheriff and Crime Stoppers begin Cold Case Warm-Up Initiative

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On Tuesday February 2, 2021 the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced a new partnership with Multi-County Crime Stoppers and Clear Channel Outdoors called the Cold Case Warm-Up. This new initiative will utilize up to 32 digital billboards in the Greater Houston area operated by Clear Channel Outdoor to highlight cases that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Cold Case Detectives are investigating in hopes of generating leads to help solve these cases. Cases become “Cold Cases” when investigations have reached a point where all avenues for solving the case have been exhausted; however, a specially trained squad of detectives exists within MCTXSheriff whose mission is to continue to investigate these cases and ensure justice is served.

With this new partnership, MCTXSheriff, Clear Channel Outdoors and Multi-County Crime Stoppers plan to continue working together with the goal of increasing our reach into the community in hopes of finding anyone who may be able to provide new clues that will help solve these cases and bring long overdue closure to grieving families. Crime Stoppers will provide a completely anonymous avenue for the public to share this information with the law enforcement, and can often offer cash rewards to anonymous tipsters who help solve felony cases such as these.

To be eligible for rewards, information must come in through one of the three approved methods Multi-County Crime Stoppers accepts tips: 1-800-392-STOP [7867], “Submit a Tip” or the free app “P3TIPS”. This is how Crime Stoppers can maintain your anonymity, which is required by Texas statutory law.

The Cold Case Warm-Up will highlight a new case from the Cold Case files on a quarterly basis. The first case featured will be the senseless homicide of two longtime community members in 1995.

MCTXSheriff and Multi-County Crime Stoppers Cold Case Warm-Up
The Murder of John and Pansy Stewart, August 15 1995

Case # 95A010736

SYNOPSIS: Victims, John Marshall Stewart Sr. (78 yoa) and Pansy Lucille Stewart (74 yoa), were married and had resided in the 1100 block of Foster Drive in Conroe for a number of years. On August 22, 1995, a family member responded to the residence to check on the victims. John and
Pansy Stewart were found deceased in the living room area of the home. Autopsies revealed that both had been shot multiple times. The residence was ransacked, and a number of items were found to be missing, including a mens two tone gold Rolex watch, a 40-caliber handgun, a Remington model 742 semi-auto 30.06 rifle, a C.V.A. 31-caliber black powder handgun, a mens white metal ring designed with a Mobil Oil emblem (red flying horse), and assorted women’s jewelry. Based on evidence at the scene, it appeared that the Homicides occurred on the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 1995.

Detectives have investigated this case extensively, and need the public’s help to solve this senseless murder to bring closure to the grieving family. We encourage anyone with information about this homicide to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP [7867], or by submitting a tip
online at

Source: Steve Squier, Specialist Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Administrative Services