Community raises reward offered for info on murder of Cypress-area family

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by Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 12:30 PM

HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers of Houston is increasing the reward for information on the murder of a family in Cypress.

Officials are now offering up to $70,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible.

Maoye Sun, his wife Mei Xie, and their two sons, ages 7 and 9, were shot to death on Jan. 30 in their home in the 14000 block of Fosters Creek. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences identified the children as Timothy Sun and Titus Sun.

All four had gunshot wounds to the head, authorities said.

Billboards started flashing pictures Wednesday advertising the newly announced $70,000 reward for information.

“I still cannot understand why someone would want to take the lives of two children,” Sheriff Adrian Garcia said at a news conference Wednesday.  

Investigators now say Mr. Sun was last seen at his job Friday night January 24.

Friends knew something wasn’t right when he, his wife and two boys didn’t show up for a Boy Scout meeting the next morning. 

Detectives wouldn’t say what kind of gun was used or if fingerprints were found.

They said forensic tests are still being completed.

The mystery has the community on edge.  Many Chinese families donated thousands of dollars to help increase the reward.

Several groups and members are vowing to continue doing whatever it takes to help find whoever killed the family.

 

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