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Police release new sketch of suspect in shooting of lesbian couple

Police release new sketch of suspect in shooting of lesbian couple

PORTLAND, Texas — Texas Rangers and the Portland police department have released a new sketch of the suspected shooter in the June 22 attack that claimed one young woman’s life and left her partner struggling to recover in a Texas neurological rehabilitation center.

Mary Kristene Chapa worked with a forensic artist from the Texas Rangers on Friday to update the original sketch, which was released on July 4, of the man who attacked her and Mollie Olgin on June 22 in Portland, Texas.


Olgin died from her gunshot wound.

According to her father, Mario Olgin, upon viewing the new image, one thought came to mind after seeing it;

“I think monster … you know? That guy took my daughter away from us,” said Mario Olgin, Mollie’s father, upon viewing the new shetch.

“The loving girl that she was, she didn’t deserve this,” Olgin told KRIS-TV. “Kristene’s the same way. she didn’t deserve this either.”

Olgin said that his family is still trying to cope with the loss of Mollie, but there is one thought that still haunts him.

“When I think about her last 15, 20, 30 minutes on earth,” he said, “how scared both girls had to be whenever they were approached by this monster.”

The suspected killer portrayed in the sketch is described as a white man in his 20’s, around 140 pounds, 5′ 8″ tall, with brown hair and a scruffy beard.

Chapa’s brother, Hilario, told NBC News they have now informed her of Olgin’s death.

“She didn’t know about Mollie for the longest time, but we finally decided to tell her,” he said, noting that the Olgin family and authorities were present to help break the news. “With that support group we passed the info to my little sister. She was brokenhearted, very upset.”

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting but have said there’s no evidence suggesting the women’s relationship or sexual orientation was a factor.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Portland, Texas police at 361-777-4444.

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