Something about unexplained mysteries demands attention. The number of unsolved crimes in Texas is higher than in most states, due both to the sheer size of the Lone Star State and the amount of empty, desolate space where dastardly deeds can be committed without discovery. Even as the populations of cities like Houston, Dallas, and Austin grow into the millions, there are still areas near each urban center where it's possible to be entirely off the grid.
That is why this Texas list features crimes from both the past and modern day. With improvements in evidence collection, DNA testing, and investigative tools, Texas law enforcement and families alike hope these cold cases will eventually be solved. For now, this list illustrates unexplained crimes that took place in the great state of Texas.