UPDATE: Fugitive Wanted for Murder Spotted in Buffalo; Still at Large

By: KBTX News Staff, Associated Press Email
By: KBTX News Staff, Associated Press Email

Fugitive Colt Morgan, 29, remains at large after a confrontation with Buffalo police Saturday night, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

Police say they attempted to stop a man who they believe was Morgan at around 8 pm. Morgan has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend.

"During questioning by the Buffalo police officer, the suspect attempted to flee and assaulted the officer by head butting him," according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Police say the suspect fled on foot, but reportedly left a pistol behind at the scene.

The Leon County Sheriff’s office, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, TDCJ track dogs and US Marshals searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Wende Marshall, 44, was last seen on Oct. 30, the day before she called her dad to say her boyfriend, Colt Morgan, 29, had just asked to marry her. But when the couple didn't show up for dinner a couple days later, her dad called the constable's office.

Investigators went to the couple's home and found, according to court documents, "blood on the floor in the hallway" and "blood spatter on the bed blanket." After getting a warrant, investigators said they found even more blood stains and evidence suggesting someone tried to clean it up.

There was also fresh paint on some of the walls and doors and human bones inside the fireplace, according to investigators.

Investigators think Morgan stabbed Marshall to death after an argument, and then burned her body and buried it in her backyard.

Detectives found human remains after conducting a search at Marshall's house located in the 11200 block of Fleur Drive in northwest Harris County.

Investigators believe Morgan may still be in the area as he has distant relatives in the Oakwood area of Leon County.

Police say the suspect was spotted wearing black BDU style pants, black combat boots and a gray coat.

Morgan is believed to have an injury to his right hand, believed to be from a knife. Morgan is 5'10" and weighs 170 pounds.

If anyone spots or has information on Morgan's location can call 911 or the Leon County Sheriff's Office 903-536-2749 or the Houston Area Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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