By Philip Jankowski
Killeen Daily Herald
Killeen police have little suspect information in the city's two most recent murders, prompting officers to call on the public to provide clues and tips to help solve the crimes.
Police continue to investigate the Nov. 20 murder of Fort Hood soldier Pfc. Jed Paul Naisbitt, 30, of Ogden, Utah, and the Tuesday murder of Thracey Danyell Flourney, 32, of Killeen.
The murders are not believed to be connected.
Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith said there is scant suspect information in either of the murders.
Naisbitt was found shot to death in his car in the 1000 block of
Stephen Street after officers responded to a shots fired call at about 1 a.m. Nov. 20.
Naisbitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since June 2008.
He was deployed to Iraq from December 2008 to November 2009.
Flourney died of multiple gunshot wounds shortly after midnight Tuesday inside his apartment in a small complex in the 1200 block of Willow Springs Road.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of the murder before receiving another call from one of Flourney's neighbors. She told police a gunshot had come through her wall.
When police arrived, they the door to Flourney's apartment ajar. Inside, they found Flourney fatally shot multiple times in his wheelchair.
A neighbor said she heard what sounded like four shots. The neighbor said she heard no sign of a disturbance prior to the gunshots.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about these two murders to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS, go to www.killeencrimestoppers.com or text KILLEEN along with the tip to CRIMES (274637). All tips are confidential and can be made anonymously. A tip leading to an arrest is eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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