On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced a new partnership with Multi-County Crime Stoppers and Clear Channel Outdoors called the Cold Case
Warm-Up. This new initiative will utilize up to 32 digital billboards in the Greater Houston area operated by Clear Channel Outdoor to highlight cases that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Cold
Case Detectives are investigating in hopes of generating leads to help solve these cases. Cases become “Cold Cases” when investigations have reached a point where all avenues for solving the
case have been exhausted; however, a specially trained squad of detectives exists within MCTXSheriff whose mission is to continue to investigate these cases and ensure justice is served.
With this new partnership, MCTXSheriff, Clear Channel Outdoors, and Multi-County Crime Stoppers plan to continue working together with the goal of increasing our reach into the
community in hopes of finding anyone who may be able to provide new clues that will help solve these cases and bring long-overdue closure to grieving families. Crime Stoppers will provide a
completely anonymous avenue for the public to share this information with the law enforcement, and can often offer cash rewards to anonymous tipsters who help solve felony cases such as these.
To be eligible for rewards, information must come in through one of the three approved methods Multi-County Crime Stoppers accepts tips: 1-800-392-STOP , www.multicountycrimestoppers.org “Submit a Tip” or the free app “P3TIPS”. This is how Crime
Stoppers can maintain their anonymity, which is required by Texas statutory law.
The Cold-Case Warm-Up will highlight a new case from the Cold Case files on a quarterly basis. The first
the case featured will be the senseless homicide of two longtime community members in 1995.
The first case that is being highlighted is the murder of John and Pansy Stewart . Victims, John Marshall Stewart Sr., age 78, and Pansy Lucille Stewart, age 74, were married and had resided in the 1100 block of Foster Drive in Conroe for a number of years. At the time the Conroe City limits stopped at the power lines in front of the property, the remainder of the property was outside the city limits putting it in the Montgomery County Sheriff”s Office Jurisdiction. John Sr. was retired from Mobil Oil Company. On August 22, 1995, a family member responded to the residence to check on the victims. The dead bodies of John and Pansy Stewart were found in the living room area of the home. Autopsies revealed that both had been shot multiple times. The residence had been ransacked and a number of items were found to be missing, including a man’s two-tone gold Rolex watch, a 40-caliber handgun, a Remington model 742 semi-auto 30.06 rifle, a C.V.A. 31-caliber black powder handgun, a man’s white metal ring designed with a Mobil Oil emblem (red flying horse), and assorted women’s jewelry. The suspects attempted but did not succeed on opening a safe in a closet. Both vehicles remained untouched in the garage. Based on evidence at the scene, it appeared that the Homicides occurred on the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 1995. Detectives worked for years and were never able to connect anyone with the crime. John Stewarts’ son still lives on the property and is hoping with this new push that someone will remember something, someone, or even may be in possession of one of the items taken and not knowing the history of the item.