Cold Case Victim’s Brother wants Closure before his Death

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“As time goes by the dots get further apart.” said Norris Fletcher sitting in a wooden chair.

For more than 4 decades, Norris Fletcher has waited for investigators to connect the dots and have his sister’s killer to face justice.

“Yeah I think there’s a suspect out there…” said Fletcher holding back emotions and words.

On January 8th, 1973, Candyce Fletcher-Mora was stabbed numerous times inside her apartment at the North Star Village Apartments at 411 Lozano Street in Harlingen, Texas.

Her two year old daughter, was left unharmed.

Candyce’s brother have searched for answers.

“I’m getting to the end of the road here and I’d like to see it resolved before my time comes.” said Fletcher.

The evidence Harlingen Police has is stagnant and similar to many cold cases, every several years, the Texas Rangers will reach out to the public and the media

“Get some publicity and newspaper articles on TV and then it dies out again” said Norris Fletcher

“Is that a little heartbreaking…For you and your brother?” asked Derick Garcia.

“Very frustrating not necessarily heartbreaking but very frustrating…” said Fletcher.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, in the days prior to her death, Candyce and some friends had been seen at the Jungle Inn Nightclub in Mercedes and the Brass Monkey in Harlingen. Back in 1973, the Jungle Inn was located on FM 1015, just north of Progresso; and the former Brass Monkey was located at 114 N. “A” street in Harlingen.

At the time of her death, Fletcher-Mora’s husband was overseas serving in the United States military. 

Norris has lost touch with his niece over the years but has not lost touch with law enforcement.

He keeps a folder filled with newspaper articles, notes, letters and cards with investigator’s contact numbers.

“If I had lost hope I wouldn’t be here. This is stressful for me. I have not lost hope. Every day I think about it and wish and I hope to this will bring somebody forward” said Fletcher in a desperate plea for justice before he meets his sister in the afterlife.

Additionally, anyone with information about this unsolved case can submit a tip through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243.

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