UPDATE: Reward for ‘Forever’ memorial raised to $12,500

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UPDATE: October 12, 2020 9:45 a.m.

Chris Lechman of Homework Handyman Services and Nathan Moore of Advocate Foundation repair have both donated $500 each to the reward bringing the total to $12,500.


UPDATE: October 6, 2020 8:25 p.m.

Chad Wilson of Wilson Contracting donated $1,500 bringing the reward to $11,500.


UPDATE: October 6, 2020 9:44 a.m.

According to the Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers Facebook page Senate District 30 candidate, Shelley Luther has donated $1,400 to the “Forever” memorial horse fund.

This donation now brings the reward to $10,000.

If you have any information about this crime call Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day at 940-322-9888 or 1-800-322-9888 or you can use the P3 Tips app. All calls are anonymous.


UPDATE: Monday, October 5, 2020, 2:04 p.m

According to WFPD officer Brian Bohn, the reward for information leading to an arrest of the people or persons who took the “Forever” statue which stood as a memorial to Lauren Landavazo has been raised to $8,600.

$5,000 donated to Crime Stoppers by Representative James Frank, Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana, Senator Pat Fallon, and Representative Drew Springer. $1,000 regular Crime Stoppers reward for a crime. $2,500 donated from WF Police Officers Association. $100 donated by City Council candidate Tom Taylor bringing the total reward to $8,600.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888, or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888. You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and board approval, you could earn up to $8,600.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Thursday, October 1, 10:55 a.m.

Wichita Falls Police are learning more about the memorial statue in honor of Lauren Landavazo that was stolen from McNiel Middle School.

According to a WFPD spokesperson, they received a tip that a black pickup truck was seen with the horse statue in the back of it at around 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

The vehicle was last seen taking the 281 exit onto Henry S. Grace Freeway heading toward Jacksboro from Central Freeway East.

An unidentified white male was in the bed of the truck holding the statue.

If you have any more information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888, or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888.

You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and board approval, you could earn up to $1,000.

Plus, since the Wichita Falls Police Department launched its Fresh 48 initiative with this case if any information is received in the first 48 hours that leads to an arrest of a suspect or suspects, whoever provided that anonymous tip will receive an additional $500.


Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers needs your help finding those responsible for stealing the memorial statue in honor of Lauren Landvazo.

Lauren, 13, was in the eighth-grade student when she was murdered walking home from McNiel Middle School in 2016. The statue was unveiled three years ago as a symbol of hope and inspiration for Lauren and her best friend Makayla Smith, who was also shot and injured that afternoon.

According to Wichita Falls police, the horse statue was stolen from the middle school between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888, or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888. You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and board approval, you could earn up to $1,000.

Plus, since the Wichita Falls Police Department launched its Fresh 48 initiative with this case if any information is received in the first 48 hours that leads to an arrest of a suspect or suspects, whoever provided that anonymous tip will receive an additional $500.

This isn’t the first time the horse statue has been tampered with. Back in April, a video surfaced on social media showing teenagers climbing on the mustang. Lauren’s family and those involved with the funding of the statue pleaded with kids to stop jumping on the statue and knocking it over.

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