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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Unsolved San Augustine Co. murder

Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff

From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (News Release) - San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office has not given up on the two-year-old murder of 62-year-old Kavy Neil Sowell, and neither has Crime Stoppers.

March 17, 2014, San Augustine County emergency responders fought a house fire on County Road 3200. Inside the home, they found the body of the resident, 62-year-old Kavy Neil Sowell.  An autopsy revealed that before the fire was set Sowell suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back of his head.

Investigators from the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office worked together during the investigation but the case remains open. The investigators received information concerning trouble Sowell was having with specific people, but none of the information received positively linked a suspect to the crime.

A camera captured low-resolution video of a person outside Sowell’s residence minutes before the fire. The video shows a person walking toward Sowell’s residence and, ten minutes later, walking back toward the roadway. The investigators do not know if or how the person was involved in the murder or arson, but being so near the crime just before it occurred makes them a person of interest.

If you can identify the person in the video, or provide information concerning the murder or arson, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or visit this link. Calls and tips made directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and the first, most accurate anonymous tip that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.

Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.

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