10-year-old Madison County cold case back in spotlight

Published: Feb. 28, 2017 at 10:37 PM CST
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The Texas Rangers say a 10-year-old missing person's case now qualifies for a $3,000 reward.

Investigators in Madison County say Leon County man Jim Craig Martin was last seen in Normangee, but he was reported missing by his mother in August of 2007.

Sylvia Moss of the Normangee Star says Martin’s mother has been running a missing persons ad in the paper every year since he went missing.

"As a mother my heart goes out to her,” said Moss. “She's doing all that she can do."

Wednesday, the paper ran an update from the Governor's office offering a $3,000 cash reward from the Texas Rangers for information that helps solve the case.

Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley has been working with Leon County to solve the case.

"Basically they arrive back at the same point we do,” said Neeley. “Yes it is probably a homicide but we still don’t know the where, how, or who.”

Authorities believe Martin's remains could be in a rural area around Leon, Madison or Brazos County.

He was last seen at a storage facility in Normangee.

"The crime scene was set on fire and burned out,” said Neeley. “Witnesses are sketchy and now the longer a case goes the witnesses' memory and chain of events are somewhat foggy."

Authorities hope the bonus cash incentive will push someone to come forward with information.

If you have any information on this case or any other cold case you can contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS.