Faye Powell passes the home where her brother was killed nearly every day.

“We have cattle on the land, so I go by that house almost daily,” she said. “Every time I do, it jogs my memory.”

Powell’s brother, Raymond Dale Litchfield, was found dead in the home on Lawson Lane near Copperas Cove on Jan. 29, 1999. Investigators said the 49-year-old was shot repeatedly by a .22 caliber pistol.

Fifteen years later, his death remains unsolved, and Powell said she has fought to keep his case in the public eye.

“I’ve been trying to keep this in the light for a long time,” said Powell, the only one of Litchfield’s three siblings who still lives in the area.

“I wanted to keep people aware of it,” she said.

This year, Powell lobbied 52nd Judicial District Attorney Dusty Boyd to take another look at the case.

“We were asked to re-evaluate the case to see if there is any additional evidence,” Boyd said. “There are a couple of new things we are evaluating, but we are in the very initial stages of the investigation.”

Boyd said the Texas Rangers are assisting his staff in the investigation.

He said the case “has never gone anywhere” in the 15 years since Litchfield was killed, with no charges or indictments filed.

Powell said she was hopeful that another look at the case may yield new information or leads in her brother’s death. There is still a $5,000 reward offered by her family.

“We are not going to let this go,” Powell said.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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