A slain North Texas district attorney and his wife were mourned Thursday by a shaken community that recalled the couple’s love, warmth and public service as law enforcement continued the search for their killers.
Mike and Cynthia McLelland shared a single, flag-draped casket inside a suburban Dallas church. Cynthia’s remains were cremated and placed inside the coffin with the body of her husband, the Kaufman County district attorney.
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— The FBI launched a billboard campaign encouraging people to come forward with information about the slayings. The billboards, posted in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico, encourage tipsters to call Crime Stoppers.
— Gov. Rick Perry announced a $100,000 donation from his office to Kaufman County Crime Stoppers, which doubled the reward fund for information leading to the killer or killers. People with information are encouraged to call 1-877-847-7522 or email kaufmancountycrimestoppers.org.
— Interim Kaufman County District Attorney Brandi Fernandez said her staff is “unnerved” by the killings but will continue to adhere to their oath to serve the community.