The suspect in a 25-year-old cold case murder in Texas has been arrested in Pueblo West, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Jesse Hogue, 73, was wanted in connection with the February 1994 murder of Jackie Hogue, 40. The victim’s mom found her body in her home in Bishop Hills, Texas, which is just outside of Amarillo.
Deputies said Hogue had an address on Desert Cove Drive in Pueblo West. Around 12:10 p.m. Thursday, investigators saw him driving near Platteville Boulevard and North Raymont Drive. They pulled him over and arrested him without incident.
The sheriff’s office said investigators in Potter County, Texas, had recently reopened the cold case investigation. The move came in July, when producers from Cold Justice, the Oxygen Channel series that assists law enforcement agencies with unsolved cold cases, contacted the Potter County Sheriff’s Office to see if the department had any unsolved homicide cases the show could help with.
After help from the Cold Justice legal and production team, the case went to a Potter County grand jury, and a murder warrant was issued for Hogue. That’s when authorities learned Hogue had moved to Colorado and was living in Pueblo West.
Hogue was arrested by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service.
The Potter County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement:
This is just a start to getting some closure for the children, family, and friends of Jackie Hogue. We would like to again thank the Cold Justice team for their assistance in this investigation. We also want to thank our two CID Detectives Lt. Steve White and Sgt. Brad Haley for their diligence in this case and the 47th District Attorney Randall Sims for his acceptance of the case.
The Hogue case will be the “Cold Justice” season finale this year. It will air on April 6 at 4 p.m. MT on Oxygen.