Family Murder Haunts

Family's execution murder continues to haunt the police: Houston's most notorious cold case?

Family execution murder continues to haunt the police: Cold case furor

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City officials are seeking information about the Jan. 30, 2014 murder of a family of four in Cypress and have increased the reward for information leading to an arrest to $75,000. Criminology Careers

A year ago, a horrific quadruple murder shook a quiet community in Cypress and officials are reaching out to the public again, hoping to garner any information that could lead to reviving the now cold case.

Crime Stoppers of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the Houston Chinese Alliance are seeking the public's help finding the person or persons responsible for the murder of the Sun family, which included Maoye Sun, his wife Mei Xie, and their two sons, Timothy and Titus.

The family was found gunned to death in their home in the 14000 block of Fosters Creek Drive in northwest Harris County on Jan. 30, 2014. Deputies at the scene — who were responding to a welfare check since the father hadn't gone to work in several days — discovered the bodies in different rooms within the home.

 "I want you to remember that you killed two children. I want that to burn in your brain. I want it to give you a heart condition. I want it to give you ulcers." 

Initially cast by some as a possible murder-suicide, investigators eventually ruled the case as a homicide with the parents and two children all shot execution style. Each of the victims was shot at least once in the head. According to sources close to the investigation, several of the home's windows were shattered.

In the year since the murder of the Sun family, no information has led to an arrest. Now, investigators and officials are doing whatever they can in hopes of drawing out any individuals who might have knowledge about the crime.

At a press conference on Monday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced that the $70,000 reward officials announced last summer has been increased to $75,000. And Garcia brought plenty of emotion to his continuing search for justice.

"I want you to remember that you killed two children," Garcia said, standing alongside Jeff McShan of Crime Stoppers of Houston and Howard Xu of the Houston Chinese Alliance. "I want that to burn in your brain. I want it to give you a heart condition. I want it to give you ulcers."

Officials say that someone knows something about the events of the tragedy and are urging members of the public to submit any information they have by calling Crime Stoppers.

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