Suspects sought in elderly man's murder, robbery at his Midtown residence back in 2011

Police say Roland "Darby" Suiter, 84, was severely assaulted and robbed in November 2011. He died from his injuries about six months later.

January 9, 2013 8:47:32 AM PST
Authorities are searching for the suspects responsible for the murder of an elderly real estate investor in his Midtown residence back more than a year ago.

On the evening of November 15, 2011, Roland Darby Suiter, 84, was inside of his residence in the 3400 block of Roseland when an unknown number of suspects entered the home and severely assaulted and robbed Suiter of a large sum of cash.

Investigators believe that the robbery was orchestrated by an individuals who was aware that Suiter kept a large amount of cash in the residence.

Suiter, who served in the United States Navy as a musician in the Fleet City Orchestra, was an accomplished attorney and prominent real estate investor in Houston.

Due to the severity of the injuries sustained during the attack, Suiter was hospitalized and incapacitated until his death on May 20, 2012. The case was upgraded from aggravated robbery to murder.

Homicide investigators are now actively pursuing the investigation and an increased reward has been offered for information in this case. Up to $30,000 is offered for information leading to the charging or arrest of a suspect.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $30,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.