25 years later and still no arrest in murder case
There have been no arrests in the more than 25 years since the murder of Iris Winfrey.
Winfrey was 82 years old when she was found in the afternoon hours of May 9, 1987 at her residence located at 935 Henderson in Orange. An autopsy would later reveal she was strangled to death. The lot where her house once stood is now overgrown with brush and high grass.
Sometime during the night of the same day she was discovered dead, a person is believed to have broken into her house and attempted to set it on fire. The Orange Fire Department managed to extinguish the fire before it blazed our of control.
Police arrested a family member on unrelated charges. He was questioned about the murder and then released.
Since then the trail had gone cold which leaves investigators searching for new clues to help catch a murderer. The file is filled with many pages of typed reports, but information is still needed to make an arrest, according to Captain Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.