Would-be bride's killer on the loose

September 24, 2009 11:10:08 AM PDT
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division are seeking the public's help with any information on the October 14, 2001 murder of 18-year-old Elizabeth Helms.On Sunday October 14, 2001, Elizabeth Helms was a backseat passenger in a truck with her fiancé, her father and another friend driving northbound in the 9500 block of Blackhawk in southeast Houston. Three other cars were racing and one of the cars cut off the truck carrying Elizabeth and her family. All of the cars came to a stop at the red light at the intersection of Blackhawk and Fuqua. The truck with Elizabeth and her family was in the far right lane trying to turn right. A white two-door Honda Civic with four Asian males in it pulled up next to them and started yelling. As the truck started to drive off, the occupants of the Civic started shooting at the truck. One of the bullets shattered the back window and struck Elizabeth in the head killing her instantly.

The suspects are four Asian males driving a white two-door Honda Civic with a spoiler on the back. These same suspects might be responsible for several other shootings that occurred during that same time period.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, arrest and/or charging of any suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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