Some details of the Artegus Madden murder have been revealed to The Dallas Morning News while the Denton County’s Sheriff’s Department continues to refuse to speak to Dallas Voice or the LGBT community about the case.
The Morning News ran a salacious story about the Madden murder over the weekend. While Denton County investigators have refused to return calls from Dallas Voice, Dallas Morning News apparently saw our story because two months after the murder, they’re suddenly interested. To their credit, the newspaper was able to get certain facts and even an appeal for information.
Madden met someone on the Internet the night of her death. There was no sign of breaking and entering and unnamed items were missing from her home.
So the main suspect is likely the person she met online. But investigators apparently don’t know who that person is.
“The problem with this case is that there are so many unknowns,” Denton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Larry Kish told the Morning News. “We’re just going back and redoing everything to make sure we didn’t miss anything.”
One of the unknowns is why the sheriff’s department refused to talk to the LGBT community to ask for help in solving the case.
“It’s a very complicated case, and the transgender part is a very important part of this case because it is what it is,” the Morning News quotes Kish awkwardly saying.
Or maybe not so awkward. It’s a murder. If she picked up someone online, there’s history in her computer or phone. Trace it.
Two months after the murder, we have a new contact for anyone with information. People can contact investigator Donn Britt in the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at 940-349-1667.