On March 5, 1988, S.E. Ritchey and his wife were attacked in their home in Eastern Williamson County while they were unloading groceries in the driveway.
S.E.'s wife, Ethel, survived but was unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene. S.E. Ritchey, was hit with a blunt object and underwent surgery to treat his fractured skull. 17 days later, Ritchey died in the hospital turning this case into a homicide investigation.
30 years later, this case remains unsolved. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit has been working on the case for new leads that might lead to solving this case.
On March 5 at 10 a.m. Carla Ritchey Scruggs and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will gather at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 S. Rock Street in Georgetown.
“It doesn’t matter how old a case is when it’s unsolved. Victims, family members, and the community seek and deserve justice,” Sheriff Robert Chody said.
Sheriff Robert Chody and Carla Ritchey Scruggs will be available to speak to the media.
Anyone with information to help identity the suspect or suspects involved in this case, should contact Williamson County Cold Case Unit Detective John Pokorny at 512-943-3739 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.