Longview Investigators Release Sketch of Couple's Killer

Investigators with the Gregg County Sheriff's Office have released a sketch which they believe contains the face of a killer.  The man featured in the drawing is white and has sandy-colored to dark-colored hair.

Sheriff's investigators say he is a suspect in the murders of June and Bennie Neil Killingsworth, both 83.  The couple's son found their bodies Saturday afternoon inside their home on N. Tryon Road in Longview.  However, investigators believe they were killed some time Friday.

Sheriff's detectives have not released a cause of death at this point.   They have sent the  bodies to Dallas for an autopsy.

The Killingsworth's were longtime members of the First United Methodist Church.  One of the church's pastors described the couple as being a big part of the community and two people who will be sorely missed by the congregation.

"They loved them just as Neil and June loved us," said David Lindwall. "So it is certainly a tragedy for us and we grieve with them and it will be a very difficult time."

Detectives said they were able to put together the composite sketch with help from a citizen who happened to call Longview police Friday night after noticing what turned out to be the Killingsworth's stolen truck.  The citizen noticed a suspicious person behind the wheel and called police with a description and the license plate number of the truck.

Investigators looking into the murders tracked down the truck Saturday, abandoned behind a Longview business.  They said they have since collected evidence from the vehicle.

They ask anyone who has seen the man in the sketch to contact the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.