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    TX - Linda Muegge, 55, Fredericksburg, 14 May 2007



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    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/vicap/homi...1d1d33a79a6aa3

    V I C A P A L E R T
    UNSOLVED HOMICIDE
    Attention: Violent Crime / Homicide / Cold Case / Crime Analysis Units

    On May 14, 2007, at approximately 8:00pm, emergency personnel arrived at the scene of a house fire at 506 Franklin Street, Fredericksburg, Texas, and discovered the body of Linda Muegge, a 55-year-old white female.

    Muegge was severely burned and found lying face down under a large amount of debris which had fallen from the ceiling. Muegge had stab wounds and blunt force injuries on her head and neck. A knife was found in the living room, where the fire is believed to have been ignited by an accelerant. Muegge’s underwear was down around her knees; yet there were no signs of a sexual assault. In addition, a large sum of money was left in the house, however, the victim’s cell phone, wallet and car keys were never located.

    Two past incidents of possible interest involving Muegge occurred in the years prior to her murder, which are detailed as follows: On September 3, 2003, Muegge reported a suspicious white male in his 50s named Frank, whom she had met through a friend. The report indicated she did not feel comfortable with this man on her property but no further information or reports were ever documented. Separately on February 12, 2006, Muegge reported that two of her bottle fed sheep had been shot. It was later determined that the sheep had been shot with a .22 caliber rifle.

    To provide or request additional information related to this case, please contact: Sergeant Terry Weed, Fredericksburg Police Department, Texas
    (830) 997-7585, tweed@fbgtx.org - FBI ViCAP, (800) 634-4097, vicap@leo.gov -

    Alert # 2011-05-02; Released 5/12/2010; hlw

    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/vicap/homi...a%20Muegge.pdf

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    Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details

    Linda Muegge
    COMPANY: F REFERENCE NUMBER: 8 - Unsolved
    RACE: White
    SEX: Female
    CITY: Fredericksburg
    COUNTY: Gillespie
    RELATED YEAR: 2007

    DETAILS:
    Linda Muegge, 55 year old white female, resident of Fredericksburg and business owner of The Peasant Kitchen. She was a very spirited person well liked by many who also felt she had a giving heart. On Monday evening, 05-14-2007, Linda returned home from a local yoga class at approximately 5:30 PM. At approx. 7:54 PM local witnesses reported her house on fire which was located at 506 Franklin Street. After the fire was extinguished, Linda was found deceased inside the partially burned home. An autopsy later determined the manner of her death was homicide. Investigators also learned the fire at her residence had been deliberately set and ruled as arson.
    Investigators believe there is someone who has further information in reference to Linda’s murder.


    Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact us at the Missing Persons Watts Line: 1-800-346-3243 .

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/TexasRa...ils.aspx?&id=8

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    Gillespie County Crime Stoppers

    Major Unsolved Crimes - If you have any information about the below
    listed crimes please call our local Crime Stoppers hotline at 997-8477.

    Homicide - On May 14, 2007 at 7:58 pm, Officers from the Fredericksburg
    Police Department were dispatched to 506 Franklin Street reference a house
    fire. The owner of the residence Ms. Linda Muegge was found deceased
    inside the residence. The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled the death of
    Ms. Muegge a homicide. This offense is believed to have occurred shortly
    before officers arrived at the scene. Please direct questions about the case to
    the Fredericksburg Police Department at 830-997-7585.

    http://www.gillespiecounty.org/users...d%20Crimes.pdf

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    $15K offered in Fredericksburg murder case
    Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2007 12:00 am

    Residents there have raised a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the May 14 homicide of Fredericksburg resident Linda Ann Muegge, 55.

    http://dailytimes.com/news/article_5...tml?TNNoMobile

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    Murder shocks Fredericksburg
    05/18/2007 01:50 AM

    What police thought was an accidental death now looks like
    the first murder the Gillespie County town has seen in more than a decade.

    Linda Muegge, 55, lived on Franklin Road in southeast Fredericksburg.

    "Everybody that has talked to me about her has had nothing but good things to say," Police Chief Paul Oestreich said.

    Dental records where used to identify Muegge. The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled that she sustained trauma before the house went up in flames.

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    "We have a very good community. We have a very little violent crime in Fredericksburg and this is unusual. This is strange for
    something like this to happen," Oestreich said.

    http://austin.ynn.com/content/news/1...fredericksburg

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    New details in cold-case killing
    Fredericksburg murder unsolved after two years
    Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:20 PM CDT
    Published: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 12:32 PM CDT

    Two years ago, officers responded to a house fire on FranklinStreet. Crews found Muegge's body inside her home and ordered anautopsy. Results indicated Muegge actually died before the fire,most likely from sharp and blunt force injuries to her head andneck.

    The medical examiner said some of the injuries suggestedsmothering or strangulation. The state fire marshal also determinedthe fire was arson.

    "Since then, we've had no solid leads," Oestreich said. "It'slike the person who did this just disappeared off the planet."

    He hopes releasing new details in Muegge's background willprompt others to come forward with new leads. According toOestreich, they have details about her before the murder occurredthat may help them find her killer.

    "We know that Linda came to the police twice before the fire,"said Oestreich. "The first was a few years before when a man onlyknown as Frank made her feel uncomfortable. We never found himafter that. And the second was when someone shot and killed herbottle-fed sheep."

    Muegge's nextdoor neighbor Larry Nevels recalled, “It wasa few months before, she told us she was in her house and heard thereport of gunfire, came out, and two or three, I don’t knowexactly how many of her sheep were killed.”

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    Oestreich's officers recently began working with FBIbehavioral-analysis agents. He had hoped that the effort could helpreveal a criminal profile for the killer, but results have beeninconclusive so far.

    "The FBI said this is a solvable case," he said. "It's justgoing to be like peeling an onion."

    http://www.kxan.com/news/new_details...ld_case_murder

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    Not sure if it's okay to post this, but this blog has pictures of old news articles about Linda's case.

    http://vocct.blogspot.com/2010/12/muegge-murder.html

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    No updates, but Austin, TX news station KXAN recently featured Linda Muegge's cold case:

    Cold Case: Linda Muegge
    http://kxan.com/2014/02/07/muegge-mu...cksburg-texas/
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    Quote Originally Posted by maima View Post
    No updates, but Austin, TX news station KXAN recently featured Linda Muegge's cold case:

    Cold Case: Linda Muegge
    http://kxan.com/2014/02/07/muegge-mu...cksburg-texas/
    Posting KXAN's Youtube link of the same video in your KXAN article post, in case the article ages off their website.
    http://youtu.be/1ThHDOM0EjA

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    Quote Originally Posted by maima View Post
    No updates, but Austin, TX news station KXAN recently featured Linda Muegge's cold case:

    Cold Case: Linda Muegge
    http://kxan.com/2014/02/07/muegge-mu...cksburg-texas/

    Ex-husband was never cleared. From your link:

    Fred told police he was at yoga class in Austin on the night of the fire, and police confirmed his credit card was used there that night, but they were never able to confirm whether Fred swiped the card himself or whether someone else swiped it for him.

    “He was not 100 percent cleared,” said Weed.

    Investigators also say Fred failed two polygraph tests, and they say his DNA was found at the scene.

    But Fred died in December slowing down the case even more.



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    "8 years later, a killer still walks"

    http://www.fredericksburgstandard.co...er-still-walks

    Despite erroneous reports to the contrary, police still do not have a prime suspect in the murder and no DNA evidence has been found to indicate a specific suspect.

    “There have been people who have honed in on certain people (as suspects),” Weed said. “I think I have — and the investigators that have been a part of it have — kept that open mind about it.”

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    Reward doubled in unsolved Fredericksburg murder
    July 1, 2015
    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local...rder/29585345/
    FREDERICKSBURG, Texas - Gillespie County Crime Stoppers have doubled the reward in the unsolved 2007 murder of Linda Muegge.

    During the month of July, they are offering $10,000 for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed her.
    If you have any information call Gillespie County Crime Stoppers at 830-997-8477. You can remain anonymous.

    The Fredericksburg police chief said they've only had three murders in the city. This murder is the only one that has not been solved.
    More at link.

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    State offering more reward money for unsolved cases

    http://kxan.com/2017/02/15/state-off...nsolved-cases/

    The state is hoping the lure of money will help them solve more cold cases. On Wednesday, the Office of the Governor, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Texas Crime Stoppers launched a new reward program related to the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program. Texas Crime SToppers will now pay a reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides information that leads to an arrest for a cold case listed on the DPS Unsolved Homicides website.

    Linda Muegge’s 2007 death in Fredericksburg is one of the cases profiled. On May 14, 2007, Muegge, 55, came home from a local yoga class when witnesses reported her house on fire. Authorities say after the fire was put out, Muegge’s body was found inside. Investigators say Muegge was murdered and her home was intentionally set on fire.

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    Rangers look for leads in cold case murder

    http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story...rder/99737276/

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 2007 murder of Linda Muegge, 55, in Fredericksburg. A reward up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured case is announced. The Gillespie County Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward up to $10,000 associated with this case.

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    R.I.P. Linda



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