CONROE- The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently updated the list of Cold Cases, which is available to the public on their website. The list provides a synopsis of unsolved homicide cases dating back 30 years to the most recent, the 2007 murder of a Willis woman.
On July 21, 2007, Jessie Killebrew returned from a business trip to find his wife, 40-year-old Diana “Lori” Walker Killebrew, dead inside a bedroom in their residence in the 10,000 block of Barberry Street in the Walnut Cove Subdivision in Willis.
Lori Killebrew had multiple stab wounds. An autopsy performed at the Southeast Texas Forensic Center in Conroe determined Lori her cause of death to be due to “sharp force injuries.”
She was not the only member of the household Jessie Killebrew never saw alive again. Mitchell Wendell Cheney was living with the couple, but disappeared at the same time Lori Killebrew was found dead. The last time anyone interviewed by investigators saw Cheney was the day before Killebrew was found dead.
Police said Cheney, who would now be 47, slept in the master bedroom with Lori Killebrew, while Jessie Killebrew occupied another bedroom. The arrangement had been in place for some time and the trio had lived together for years.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is calling Cheney a “person of interest” and asking for help from anyone who has any information about his whereabouts.
Cheney is described as a White male, 6’1”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and green eyes. Cheney has a tattoo of a tiger on his back.
Public Data shows Cheney has a criminal history that includes felony theft and drug convictions.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) or www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org or the MCSO Cold Case Squad at (281)297-6507.
To read about more unsolved cases in Montgomery County, visit the Cold Case section of the MCSO website by clicking below: