Archive for the ‘Jessica Chané Waldron’ Category

Arrest in Chané Waldron Case!!

April 10, 2009

As you may have heard, there has been an arrest in the murder of Jessica Chané Waldron.

The low bail is very troubling to me but all we can do is leave it up to God and the justice system.

Lt. Craig Miller of DPD and head of the homicide unit, couldn’t have said it better.

“It’s just a tragic loss of a life and so much potential.”

I can’t thank the Dallas Police Department enough, and to the person that gave the tip…a whole lot of people are grateful to you.

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Jessica Chané Waldron: 1/27/85 – 3/29/09

April 6, 2009

As you know, the memorial for Chané Waldron took place last Friday.

After the memorial was over, a lot of us stayed at the church for close to an hour. I talked to family and friends that have concerns about everything from patrols to the lack of coverage about this case, as well as the broader issue of security in Downtown Dallas.

There are a few plans underway to increase the reward money beyond what is out there now. Over 8,000 people read the posts last week; I hope someone who read comes forward with whatever info that they have.

I hope this shines a light on the issues that are still apparent in Dallas.

I have also taken note of those that have shown zero interest in this crime, and I may address it in the future. This is not the time.

I appreciate the work being done by Dallas Police to solve this case. The best way to honor the life of this young woman is to bring the killers to justice and make downtown a safer place. Thank you to her family for allowing me the opportunity to speak and share in this time of grief. We aren’t giving up.

Chané Waldron – Upcoming Memorials

April 2, 2009

Candlelight Vigil
Thursday April 2nd
9PM
Southern Methodist University – Laura Lee Blanton Building

6185 Airline Rd (map)
(there have been different e-mails out there but I can confirm the vigil is still on)

Memorial
Friday April 3rd
10 AM
St. Luke United Methodist Church
5710 E R L Thornton Fwy (map)
Dallas, TX 75223

Reward is now $15,000 in Jessica Chané Waldron murder case

March 31, 2009

The reward is up to $15,000 in the Jessica Chané Waldron murder case.

So far, 6,000 people have read the posts on her case – please come forward with the information if you have it. Call the DPD Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-877-343-TIPS (8477).

Information on memorials can be found here.

$10,000 Reward in Jessica Chané Waldron Murder Case

March 30, 2009

There is a $10,000 Reward regarding the Jessica Chané Waldron murder case.

Over 2,500 of you have read my post so far – please come forward with the information if you have it.

Call the DPD Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-877-343-TIPS (8477) if you have any info.

RIP Jessica Chané Waldron

March 29, 2009

Police seeking witnesses to fatal shooting outside downtown Dallas club

I read this story a few times today thinking this was a person that was in our circle:

Jessica Waldron of Dallas was waiting with a friend outside the 2026 Ultra Lounge on Commerce Street in downtown Dallas about 2:20 a.m. for a valet to return with their car, police said. Investigators believe someone fired multiple rounds into the crowd from a dark-colored, possibly stepside-style, pickup headed southbound on nearby Pearl Street.

Waldron was shot once in the stomach area and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where she underwent surgery. She died about noon Sunday.

It does not appear that Waldron was targeted, Dallas police homicide Sgt. Bruce McDonald said.

It didn’t hit me until I saw the story comments. I didn’t realize who it was at first until because she often goes by her middle name Chané. Then it hit me.

This was a young woman that almost everyone in our crew knew or knew of from being out and about town working and doing her thing.

24 years old. Gone. She was a 2007 graduate of SMU, with a future in front of her that was beyond bright. She was a Corporate Communications and Public Affairs major with a minor in economics. Chané wrote for the SMU Daily Campus during her time as a student. From what I’ve heard, she worked in public relations for Pier One.

A young woman, using the valet, trying to have some fun with her friends. And some heartless punks end all of the hopes and dreams that Chané and her family and friends held for her life.

You should be able to go downtown and do the right thing and not get shot.

Somebody knows something….please do not stay silent on this case!

If you have info please call the Dallas police homicide unit at 214-671-3661 or email homicide@dpd.dallascityhall.com.

To all of her folks, I pray you find closure and peace in this tough time.

UPDATE: A $15,000 reward is now posted thanks to Schepps Dairy and North Texas Crimestoppers.

Information on memorials can be found here.