DPS seeks information in 1993 Corpus Christi murder case

Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are launching a public awareness program to feature one unsolved case each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.
“These victims and their loved ones deserve justice, and DPS is committed to continuing the search for critical evidence related to these cases, and we urge anyone with information about any unsolved crime to come forward,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “In many cases, it just takes one tip or witness to help solve a crime and get a dangerous criminal out of our communities.”
This month’s featured case is the murder of Kathleen Suckley, 29, in Corpus Christi. On April 8, 1993, Suckley was found dead inside her apartment in the 5000 block of Meandering Lane. She had suffered multiple stab wounds, and her two young sons were inside the home during her murder.
A witness in the case described a white or Hispanic male approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build and short dark hair standing near Suckley’s patio door several hours prior to the murder.
At the time of her death, Suckley worked at the then Future Firm fitness center in Corpus Christi and had previously worked at a restaurant at a greyhound racetrack in 1992.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.
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 on the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution; or until no other lead is viable.
In addition, DPS created the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides webpage 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 http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/TexasRangers/UnsolvedHomicides/index.htm.