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In October of 1979, 7 year old Elizabeth Lynne Barclay was walking down the street in the area of 2900 West Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas when witnesses described that she was abducted and struck multiple times by a black male driving a dark colored vehicle possibly a 2 door Buick. In December of 1979, Elizabeth was located deceased in the Hiram-Willis Point Road area in Van Zandt County on the side of a County Road. An autopsy was conducted and determined the cause of the death to be a homicide. The Dallas Police Department maintains an open homicide investigation and is being assisted by the Texas Rangers.

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides informationthat leads to the arrest of the person/persons responsible forthis crime. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous. Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

Information on this case may also be submitted in the following manner:

  • Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website

  • Contact us by telephone at 1-800-346-3243. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Rangerassigned to this case.