Vanished – Richard Lee Sanders

Mar 6, 2021

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Division is committed to the pursuit of justice, not just for the victims, but also for the victims family who are left behind. Despite the passing of many years, the following victims and their untimely deaths have not been forgotten, nor will the families who are left behind looking for answers and much needed closure. There is no statute of limitations for homicide in the State of Texas. The pursuit for justice continues.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that will lead to further evidence in this case and/or further information that will assist in securing a conviction for the suspect(s) involved, so justice can be served and bring the much-needed closure for the victims families.

You are encouraged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-0255 or you can submit a tip anonymously in the form provided above. Any information will be greatly appreciated, not only by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but especially to the victims family.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on Richard Lee Sanders, a white male who vanished from the Center, Texas area in November, 2001. Mr. Sanders was 25 years of age at the time of his disappearance. Mr. Sanders was last seen with Tara Blue the night before her murder in Shelby County, Texas.

Mr. Sanders is 6’6” and currently would be 44 years of age.

You are encouraged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-0255 or you can submit a tip anonymously in the form provided above. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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