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ViCAP Alert Unsolved Homicide

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Violent Crime, Homicide, Cold Case, and Crime Analysis Units

Unsolved Homicide: Linda Muegge

Burned houseOn May 14, 2007, at approximately 8:00 p.m., emergency personnel arrived at the scene of a house fire at 506 Franklin Street, Fredericksburg, Texas, and discovered the body of Linda Muegge, a 55-year-old white female. Muegge was severely burned and found lying face down under a large amount of debris, which had fallen from the ceiling. She had stab wounds and blunt-force injuries on her head and neck.

A knife was found in the living room, where the fire is believed to have been ignited by an accelerant. Muegge’s underwear was down around her knees, but there were no signs of a sexual assault. In addition, a large sum of money was left in the house; however, the victim’s cell phone, wallet, and car keys never were located.

Two past incidents of possible interest involving Muegge occurred in the years prior to her murder. On September 3, 2003, she reported a suspicious white male in his 50s named Frank whom she had met through a friend. The report indicated that she did not feel comfortable with this man on her property, but no documentation of further information or reports exists. Separately, on February 12, 2006, Muegge reported that two of her bottle-fed sheep had been shot. It later was determined that the sheep had been shot with a .22-caliber rifle.

To provide or request additional information related to this case, please contact Sergeant Terry Weed of the Fredericksburg, Texas, Police Department at 830-997-7585 or tweed@fbgtx.org or the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) at 800-634-4097 or vicap@leo.gov. This and other ViCAP Alerts can be reviewed at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/vicap.Contact ViCAP for information on how your agency can obtain access to the ViCAP Web National Crime Database and view this case.


March 2012 LEB Table of Contents

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Protecting Cultural Heritage from Art Theft
Art crime on local and international levels potentially can fund organized crime and terrorist activities.
By Noah Charney, Paul Denton, and John Kleberg

Leadership Spotlight
Count Your Blessings

Notable Speech
Be a Lion

ViCAP Alert
Unsolved Homicide

The Disease of Certainty

Focus on Training
Training for Deadly Force Encounters

Bulletin Honors
Lantana Police Fallen Officer Memorial

The Exigent Circumstances Exception After Kentucky v. King
The Supreme Court’s decision in this important case provides valuable guidance for officers in matters related to the Fourth Amendment.
By Michael T. Pettry

Bulletin Notes

Patch Call

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