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  1. #1
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    Oct 2003
    England, Lancashire

    TX - Tammy Cooper, 45, & three children, Lubbock, 24 Oct 2004

    Texas woman, three children found dead in their apartment

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The bodies of a woman and her three children were found in their apartment, their blood spattered throughout the home, police said.

    The victims were identified as Tammy Cooper, 45; her daughter, Mahogany Jasmine Allen, 11; and her twin sons, KaDiece and Kasheim Allen, 9.


    This is my opinion..

  2. #2
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    Sep 2003

    another story with victims pics :(

    Inside apartment 4104 a mother and her three children were murdered. "It's a very brutal and violent crime, a lot of blood," said Lubbock Police Chief Claude Jones. The victims were found throughout the apartment. In the living room, the kitchen, and bedroom. So viscously attacked, authorities won't speculate on the type of weapon until autopsy results are completed.


  3. #3
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    Oct 2003
    England, Lancashire
    Has anyone heard anything else on this?

    This is my opinion..

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    Jul 2004
    The investigation into the brutal murder of a NorthEast Lubbock family continues. One year later, police tell us the suspect is still at large. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta brings us this update.

    On October 25th, 2004 a family friend found the bodies of Tammy Cooper and her three children brutally murdered at the apartments located at 512 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. Right Now authorities are still looking for the person responsible.

    Police say the family of four was killed with the use of a sharp instrument and blunt force trauma. The investigation has led authorities to the Dallas area, where the family used to live, and even as far as California. Investigators tell us Tammy was talking on the phone with a friend when the suspect arrived at the family's home. They say this information has given them clues that could lead to the suspect. "We've been able to determine the suspect that entered the home was a black male that arrived there alone, knew the victim and was also possibly known by the children," says Lubbock Police Detective Rey Martinez
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

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    Lubbock police have lead in 2004 family slaying

    Associated Press - February 10, 2010 3:45 PM ET

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police in Lubbock say they have identified a possible suspect in the gruesome 2004 killings of a mother and her three children.

    A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock. Police say they have a possible suspect who may be living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    a little more here

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  6. #6
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    Dec 2003
    Thanks for the update. I'm so glad there's a possible suspect. About all the news we had here was that Tammi was talking on the phone with a friend that night when a man arrived whom she called "Butch", and she hadn't lived here in Lubbock very long.

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    Sep 2008
    West Texas

    $20,00 reward for information in quadruple slaying in 2004

    LPD: $20,000 reward for information in quadruple slaying in 2004
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Story last updated at 2/10/2010 - 3:52 pm

    Lubbock police this afternoon announced a $20,000 reward for information in the quadruple slaying of a Lubbock family more than five years ago.

    While detectives have not identified a suspect in the murders of Tammy Cooper and her three children, they believe the killer could be in the Dallas area.

    They also believe somebody in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area may have information that helps them solve the case.

    Cooper and her children are from the Dallas area, and Cooper spent much of her life there.

    Police this afternoon also released more details about the last phone conversation Cooper had on Oct. 24, 2004.

    They say a man — who possibly went by the name Butch — came to the apartment at 512 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cooper also told her friend that “Butch” was black.

    The friend heard the man — who had a deep voice — and he sounded agitated, demanding that Cooper get off the phone.

    Police said the dialog from that last conversation seemed to indicate the visitor might be from the Dallas area.

    The phone lines were disconnected before midnight, police said.

    Cooper, 45, her 9-year-old twins, Kasheim and KaDiece Allen, and her 11-year-old daughter, Mahogany Jasmine Allen, were found at 7:42 a.m. Oct. 25.

    They had been cut, stabbed and beaten to death.

    Anyone with information about the murders should call Crime Line at 741-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.

    Crime Line is offering $10,000, and Gandy’s Dairy is renewing a $10,000 reward.

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    Tammie Cooper, her 11-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old twin boys were found beaten and stabbed to death back on October 25, 2004. Their bodies were found inside of the Woodcrest Estacado Apartments, which are now called Mission Square Apartments. At the time of the murders, Lubbock police called the crime one of the most brutal homicides they had ever seen...

    "We found a witness that was talking to the victim probably about 10:30 the previous night, which would've been the 24th. They were talking on the phone and there was a knock on the door. The witness says one of the children, one of the boys, she heard him open the door and a male voice, which she described as a very deep voice, she could hear the male voice telling Tammie Cooper to get off the phone that they needed to talk," he said.

    "She doesn't call out for help, she doesn't ask the friend to call 911 or anything, so that tells us it was somebody that she knew. The victim did make a comment to her friend, because the witness asked her who is that, and she said his name is Butch, but he's not from here. It was somebody that came in and pretty much would've been one of the last persons to have visited with the victim or to that apartment that night."


    With a move from Dallas to Lubbock, Tammy Cooper wanted to start life anew for her three children... Neither Mann nor anyone else knew what danger the 45-year-old mother might have left behind...

    Martinez said the friend’s phone call tipped police to look for a suspect named “Butch”, who is a black man with a deep voice. He said the friend told police Cooper’s tone seemed normal. “That would tell you the guy that walked in wasn’t a stranger,” he said.

    Phone records indicate another friend’s unrelated call to Cooper’s telephone went straight to voice mail at 10:30 p.m. that Sunday. “Either Cooper didn’t answer it because she was busy getting killed or the phone line was disconnected,” Martinez said. The identity of Butch remains unknown, the detective said. The revelation by Cooper over the telephone to her friend of the man “not from here” is vague to investigators.

  9. #9
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    How could 4 people be murdered in their apartment and not a clue who did it?

    What a travesty,

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    Where was Darren Vann during this time?

  11. #11
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    in TX from ARKANSAS
    Quote Originally Posted by iamnotagolem View Post
    Where was Darren Vann during this time?
    It appears as if she might have moved to get away from someone, for a family of 4 this thread is way too quiet!!!!
    Suzanne Marie Sevakis Welcome home.

  12. #12
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    Oct 2014
    12 years later, one of Lubbock's most brutal murders remains unsolved


    It has been 12 years since Lubbock Police officers responded to one of Lubbock's most violent and gruesome murders. A mother and her three children were found dead in their Northeast Lubbock home. On the grim anniversary, Lubbock Police are asking the public to help solve this cold case.
    Police believe Tammie knew the attacker and evidence shows she fought back.

    Lubbock Police say they have made multiple trips to Dallas over the past 10 years. They say that is where Tammie and her children lived before they moved to Lubbock. They had only lived in Lubbock for 6 months when they were killed.

    Investigators hope someone in the Dallas area may have additional information about Tammie's past relationships and acquaintances.

  13. #13
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    Dec 2016
    Still no updates on this case. I live in Lubbock and always look up unsolved murders around the area.

  14. #14
    I have been inspired by the podcast "Up and Vanished" and am thinking about starting one about this case. I live near the Lubbock area so could devote some time into this.

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