DA progresses with Litchfield murder case
Fri, 2015-03-06 05:00 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Coryell County district attorney Dusty Boyd’s office could be one step closer to closing the 1999 murder case of Copperas Cove resident Raymond “Red” Litchfield. On Tuesday, Boyd released a set of photographs in an attempt to help identify the man in the pictures via social media and news outlets. The photographs had been found on Litchfield’s computer but the individual had remained unidentified until now. “It is believed that the other man in the pictures could assist authorities in the investigation,” Boyd said in an email released with the pictures on Tuesday. “He is not a suspect.” It took approximately 24 hours for Boyd’s office to receive word that the man had been identified. “Someone recognized his photo, told him, and he contacted us,” Boyd said on Thursday afternoon. The man in the photographs has been cooperating with the Texas Rangers, he added. Ideally, Boyd said, they could have more information within a week as the Rangers verify whtaever information the man shares with them. Or, depending on what happens with the current investigation and if more leads develop, it could take as much as a month. Boyd said the identification of the man in the photographs is a “big breakthrough” in solving the 16-year-old murder case. On Jan. 29, 1999, Litchfield was found dead in his home on Lawson Lane with gunshot wounds from a .22-caliber weapon.