Palestine: Police seeking clues in 2009 death

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:23 - Written by From Staff Reports

Palestine Police investigators are asking the public for help with a cold case dating back to 2009.

Virgie C. Spurlock, 61, was found dead in his home in the 700 block of Head Street by a family acquaintance on Dec. 6, 2009, according to police.

The department has continued to follow leads with few results, but due to new, recent information, investigators took the case in a new direction with a new lead.

Investigators plan on re-interviewing people who were contacted during the initial stages of the original investigation, according to a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 903-729-2254. Lead investigators in the case are Lt. James Muniz and Sgt. Justin Willoughby, who can be contacted at 903-731-8477 or 903-731-8474.

Information also can be provided anonymously by texting PALPD, plus the tip to 847411. Information also can be submitted on the city’s website atwww.cityofpalestinetx.com/tip411.php .