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DPS Cold Case

Kathy Page (deceased)

DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1991 Orange County Murder

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1991 murder of Kathy Page. There is an increased reward of up to $6,000 offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. The tip must be received before next month’s featured Texas Rangers case is announced. There is a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest routinely offered in all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website.

On Tuesday morning, May 14, 1991, the body of Kathy Page, 34, was discovered by the Vidor Police Department inside her car. Someone had strangled her and positioned the vehicle in a ditch in a staged attempt to conceal the murder as a car accident. The investigation revealed that at the time of her death, Page just separated from her husband of 13 years. She worked at a local restaurant in Beaumont.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.

Individuals also can submit information through the Texas Ranger cold case website or by contacting us at 1-800-346-3243 (DPS Missing Persons Hotline).

The DPS Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website provides information on more than 75 cases to help garner public interest in unsolved or “cold cases.” Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards (funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division and administered by DPS) of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for any Rangers cold case listed on the website. For more information, visit the Texas Ranger cold case website.

As part of a DPS public awareness program, one case from the Texas Ranger’s Unsolved Crimes Investigation Cold Case Program is featured each month to generate new investigative leads and bring attention to these cold cases. The Texas Crime Stoppers reward is increased up to $6,000 for the above situation in hopes that the higher reward money will generate additional tips. The more significant reward amount goes to the person if the information is submitted before the next case is featured.

The Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program was created to assist Texas law enforcement agencies investigating unsolved murders or violent serial crimes. Since there is no statute of limitations for the offense of murder, investigators pursue these cases to a successful resolution or until no viable leads remain.