For more than 17 years, Jerry Don Humphrey’s sister, Rita, has kept a constant watch on her brother’s murder investigation.
On December 22, 2003, Humphrey, who ran a tow truck and repo operation in Stafford, Texas, was shot to death as he slept in his bed. The case has never been solved.
In an episode of “Cold Justice,” airing on Saturdays at 8/7c on Oxygen, veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and investigator Abbey Abbondandolo head to Stafford, a city outside Houston, to look into Humphrey’s brutal slaying.
They’re joined by Stafford Police Dept. Chief Richard Ramirez, who welcomed other sets of eyes and ears to clear the case, along with Lt. Henry Garcia and Sgt. Michael Ramirez.
Humphrey, 40, lived with his wife and their two young daughters. He was found dead in his bed by his father-in-law, who lived across the street and had gone to Humphrey’s house to wake him up. Humphrey’s odd work hours meant that he slept during the day.