Authorities ask for help finding killer of 69-year-old former flight attendant

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After retired flight attendant Linda Terry was found murdered in her Humble home over the weekend, authorities asked Thursday for the public’s help in identifying possible suspects caught on surveillance video.

“She was loved by all and she didn’t deserve to die like this,” said longtime colleague Linda Lutich.

Precinct 4 deputy constables made the gruesome discovery on Saturday evening when they stopped by Terry’s Fox Haven Lane home for a welfare check.

The 69-year-old’s friends and family hadn’t heard from her in several days, and when deputies arrived on scene, they decided to force their way into the house.

That’s when they discovered the Humble woman’s body, which showed signs of trauma. Authorities also found that her white 2013 Honda Accord with license plate HZS 1825 had vanished.

Five days after the slaying, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office held a Thursday press conference to release footage of four possible suspects seen on camera at two different stores. Both locations are on the south side of the city, but authorities decline to say where specifically.

One piece of footage shows the slain woman’s car outside a gas station, and authorities said the suspects may still be using her vehicle.

“Ms. Terry was a popular, longtime flight attendant with Continental and United Airlines with 45 years of service,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters.

“What happened to her inside her own home was a terrible crime. She deserves justice and our community is not safe with people who would do such a thing out on the street.”

Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities declined to offer details about the manner of death. A capital murder charge is filed when a murder is committed during the commission of another crime.

It’s unclear what connection may exist between the south side locations and the crime scene to the north, but investigators pointed out that one of the possible suspects is wearing what appears to be an Aldine athletic shirt.

Now, Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

“She worked so hard for everything she had and that any of it would be taken from her is tragic, but that she would be taken from us is reprehensible,” said her daughter-in-law Tiffany Terry.

“Linda Terry needs justice and not just for us .. You don’t want these people on the streets with you or your mothers or your children.”

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