A year later, search continues for couple’s killer in Kingwood


A neighbor found Don and Reda Rentz brutally murdered inside of their Kingwood home on March 7, 2015. Don was 83 and Reda was 80. The retired couple lived alone and were last seen alive on February 26, 2015.

“It’s one thing to find out your loved one has died from natural causes but to find out they were brutally murdered in their home and that’s hard to take,” their daughter, Judith Crane, said.

The couple died from blunt force trauma. Investigators believe robbery was the motive.

“If you’re the one who committed this crime, I hope you will come forward to take responsibility to what you’ve done,” Crane said.

Don was a Navy veteran. His wife volunteered at their church. They were married for almost 60 years.

It’s been an entire year since they were killed, and still there’s no justice.

“I just have two questions. Who and why? I am hopeful that the killer confided in someone and that God will move your heart to come forward with information needed to solve this case,” Crane said.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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