The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving a 1993 murder case in Caldwell County. There is also a connection between Latricia White’s murder and missing persons Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen and his son, Chance.
On Dec. 27, 1993, White, 38, was found deceased in her home in McMahan, Texas; she had been shot. White was the mother of two and recently divorced, said DPS. At the time of her death, White had guests, Wackerhagen and his 9-year-old son, staying with her during the holidays. Both Wackerhagen and Chance have been missing since the day of the murder, and investigators now have evidence that both males were also victims of foul play. However, investigators found nothing in the home that appeared to be missing, and they believe that this murder was most likely a crime of passion committed by someone closely associated to one or more of the victims.
DPS officials stated that since Chance Wackerhagen was living in Kingsville at the time of his disappearance, and Kingsville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of Chance. To be eligible for the reward, a tipster must call the Texas Crime Stoppers line or Kingsville Crime Stoppers at 1-877-553-2374, or online at www.tipsubmit.com. All tips can be offered anonymously.
People can also submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website here, or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.