Major Leads Discovered in Search for Houston Murder Suspect in Leon Co.

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

It's been one month since a Houston man allegedly murdered his girlfriend in their home and then burned her remains in the fireplace. Since being questioned by Harris County investigators, it's believed 29-year-old Colt Morgan fled to Leon County. And although he's been sighted in Buffalo, authorities say they're now ramping up their efforts to find the fugitive they say is a dangerous threat.

They've been searching by air, by foot and taking every lead that comes their way. And after being on the run for weeks now, investigators say it's only a matter of time until they catch 29-year-old Colt Morgan who’s accused of the brutal murder of his girlfriend.

"He's been out in this and he could go to any extremes to get out of here and get away," said Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis.

Law enforcement was first alerted that Morgan was in Buffalo after tracing a call he made to his father from a Shell gas station more than three weeks ago. He was approached by a Buffalo police officer last weekend while walking down Highway 79.

"When the officer approached him, he asked him a few questions and the officer said he seemed calm," said Ellis.

He got away after head-butting the officer and subsequently being tased afterward.

"When he fell forward the Taser wires pulled out," said Ellis.

We spoke to management at Brookshire Brothers last week after Morgan was caught on camera walking in the grocery store to buy food.

"I guess he just slipped out and got hungry," said Randall Lacour, Brookshire Brothers store manager.

Not too long after that he was sighted at Pizza Hut applying for a delivery driver position.

"I told him to apply online and he refused and said he didn't have a computer so I just gave him a paper application," said Pizza Hut manager Jessica Ramirez.

Quickly after that, investigators discovered this makeshift tent off Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 79 in Buffalo.

Investigators think he stole a red Polaris 40-cap four-wheeler and believe that's how he's been getting around in the woods.

"Stuff like this don't happen in a small town so it's just unusual, so there are a lot of people on high alert. I know I am here and at the house," said Lacour.

While the manhunt continues, authorities say they're leaving no stone unturned in an effort to catch the accused murderer.

A Press conference will be held at the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 3 Monday afternoon to update us on the newest developments including dash-cam footage from Buffalo Police.

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