Fort Worth Police Hope Letter Helps Solve Cold Case Murder

Andrew Greenstein
April 19, 2019 - 11:37 am
Cold Case Letter

Credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.


FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Police in Fort Worth hope a letter can solve a murder from nearly a half-century ago.

Carla Walker was murdered in 1974.

“Cold Case detectives reopened the case, which is something typical that they do,” says police spokesman Ivan Gomez. “While they were looking at the case file, they noticed the letter.”

The sloppily handwritten letter reads, "I killed Carla Walker in Benbrook. It is hard to say, but it's true."

“This letter was written in 1974,” says Ofc. Gomez.

The letter also contains the phrase “Sign 10100.”

“Detectives believe that it's an old police 10-code meaning dead body,” Gomez says.

Fort Worth Police are urging whoever wrote the letter to come forward and speak to detectives about the case so that they can finally bring closure to Walker's family.

“They just want to find the person who wrote the letter and to see if they're willing to come forward and to share that information to see if they can help solve the case,” says Gomez.

The author, or anyone who knows the author, is asked to call 817-392-4307.