Months after prominent attorney’s murder, El Paso police still seeking leads from public

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Months after prominent attorney’s murder, El Paso police still seeking leads from public

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Over 150 days ago, prominent attorney Georgette Kaufmann was shot dead in her garage and her husband injured by an unknown suspect.

This week, El Paso police say they are continuing their investigation into the murder and are still seeking public assistance in identifying a gunman. Official statements on the case are limited, and police say they will not comment on the murder any further as they are conducting investigative processes.

“El Paso Crime Stopper and El Paso Police Department are seeking help identify this week’s crime of the week killer,” a press release said.

No suspects, no arrests of prominent El Paso attorney murders, silent prosecution

An investigation by KTSM 9 News found that Kaufmann was found in her garage after being shot five times. A county autopsy report found that Kaufmann had been shot right under the chin and at least one of the bullets from a pistol had entered her skull.

The autopsy report also revealed that she had been shot at close range when traces of soot were found on a pale pink sweater she was wearing.

Kaufmann, 50, was deputy attorney general in the El Paso child support division for seven years, according to a family obituary.

Without more details on the case, it’s hard to tell whether it was a robbery or something more sinister.

Police say the suspect is white and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He is thinly built and possibly bald. He may have been wearing dark clothing at the time of the murder.

The police can be reached on (915) 566-8477 or at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. Submissions remain anonymous and tips that result in an arrest may be eligible for a cash award.

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