Texas governor offering $3,000 for Big Country cold case, others

STAMFORD, Texas - The Texas Governor’s Office is turning up the heat on cold case murders – including one here in the Big Country.

Governor Greg Abbott announced the state will offer a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in any of the state’s top 12 cold cases.

Among them is the 1988 murder of a Jones County girl.

Cortney Clayton was last seen Sept. 2, 1988, riding her bicycle to a convenience store a block from her home in Stamford. Her remains were found March 26, 1989 in a field 50 miles away.

In September, the Jones County District Attorney's Office released ‘aged’ sketches, showing what the suspect may look like now.


The murder has been one of the Texas Rangers' top 12 cold cases since February 2013.


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