If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.  

Missing Person - Bobbie Lee Holster
October 22, 2020

Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a missing person. Bobbie Lee Holster, of Lavaca County, is a 56 year old white male. He was last seen in October of 2017 in Victoria, TX. Holster is 5’10” and 260 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was reported missing by family to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office.
If you give information that assists with this investigation you could earn a cash reward.

Murder of Joshua Williams
November 04, 2018

On November 4, 2018 at approximately 3:15 am, 24 year old Joshua Williams was murdered inside a home on the 1900 Block of E Guadalupe St. 


Missing Person - Antonio Vela Jr.
June 15, 2017


Victoria Crime Stoppers is requesting information regarding the disappearance of Antonio Vela Jr.  It has been over four years since Vela disappeared, on June 15, 2017.

He was 36 years old, 5’9” and 175 lbs at the time of his disappearance.  He was last seen at a local business.  His vehicle was found outside the city limits of Victoria, in Victoria County, the next day.    


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Murder of Leroy Sanchez
October 04, 2015

On October 4th, 2015 at 7:31 PM officers responded to the 900 block of S Navarro St. in reference to a shooting.  Officers located 22 year old Leroy Sanchez dead in a front yard at this location.

Murder of Walter Arnold Sr.
December 04, 2008

On December 04, 2008 at 08:08 am, Walter Arnold Sr. was found dead in his home at 701 Morning Glory Dr. He was 68 years old. Investigators with the Victoria Police Department believe this death is a murder and continue to investigate.


Murder on 1300 Sam Houston Dr
July 30, 2003


On July 30, 2003, officers investigated a stabbing.  The victim had been taken to Citizens Medical Center from the 1300 block of Sam Houston Dr.  The victim succumbed to his injuries.  After the investigation, warrants for murder, were issued for Eduardo Dominguez and Ramiro Dominguez.  Eduardo was 23 at the time of the offense and would now be 42 years old.  Ramiro was 21 and would now be 40. They have ties to Mexico or Cuba. Their warrants are currently active.


Murder of Kennan Burden
November 12, 2002

On November 12, 2002 at 12:38 am, Kennan Burden was killed on the 100 block of East Basin St. He was 25 years old. The Victoria Police Department continues to investigate this murder and asks anyone with information about the death of Burden to contact Victoria Crime Stoppers.

Murder of John Godfrey
December 05, 1976

On December 5, 1976, John Lawrence Godfrey was reported missing by his family. His vehicle, a bluish green station wagon was found later that day on the 300 block of E South St. Two days later, at approximately 10:20 am, Godfrey’s body was located on Hiller Rd. His death was ruled a homicide.

Murder of Eloise Watson
June 23, 1976


On June 23, 1976, the body of Eloise Watson was discovered in an apartment on the 200 Block of E Commercial St.  Watson, an 84 year old white female, had last been seen alive approximately 4 days prior by tenants of the apartment building.  An autopsy confirmed Watson had been murdered. 

*Pictures courtesy of Victoria Advocate

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Murder of Sam Towell
January 08, 1973


On January 8, 1973, at approximately 7:05 pm, an unknown assailant attempted to rob Sam Towell at his business on the 100 Block of E Water St.  Towell died later that evening at Detar Hospital, succumbing to injuries sustained during the robbery.  

*Pictures courtesy of the Victoria Advocate

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