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Harris County Sheriff's Office
News Release
Wednesday, January 19, 2011


HOUSTON – Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Cold Case Unit need the public’s help in solving a capital murder from 28 years ago.

On Saturday, July 24, 1982, Howard Gillespie was found dead inside his apartment at 550 Normandy in East Harris County. He had been stabbed. Mr. Gillespie’s car was stolen, but was later found abandoned in Pasadena, Texas. Mr. Gillespie, 54, was last seen alive entering his apartment with two males and a female. These individuals were described as:


White male

5'10", thin build

White male

6'1", thin build

Beard, trimmed all around

White female

Blonde hair

No photo of the victim is available.

Anyone with information about the killer(s) in this case is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (713-222-8477) or the HCSO’s Cold Case Unit at 713-967-5911.

This is one of several cold cases that the HCSO is featuring every week in hopes of gathering new information that may help solve them. For many of these cases, there is very little information, so investigators are relying solely on the public’s tips.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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