Denison family begs for answers on quadruple homicide...three years later

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

SHERMAN, TX-It's been three years since a man and two women, one of them pregnant, were killed in a home just outside of Sherman. Friday, as he does every year on the anniversary of their death, the women's father is asking for help to catch the person who killed his daughters and his unborn grandchild.

Dozens of balloons were released into the air over Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman where Larry Ballou's two daughters, Misty and Cassandra, are buried.

"There's never a day goes by that I don't think about them," he said.

Authorities said on September 20th, 2010, the women, along with their friend Brian Ritchie, were found dead inside a home on Reynolds Lane. All were shot several times. Cassandra, who was three months pregnant, was also stabbed. Then the house set on fire.

"I just hope that everybody out there still remembers what happened that dreadful day," said Ballou.

To this day, no arrests have been made.

"I'm not gonna let this go," Ballou said.

Liza Goldsmith grew up with Misty and Cassandra and said three years have passed, but the pain is still the same.

"It really hasn't changed. I still think about them everyday and I think about how it hasn't been solved and I know that there's somebody out there who knows something and somebody just needs to speak up," she said.

Ballou said it's been two months since he heard from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office about the case and he's upset about the lack of communication.

"In my opinion, they're not moving quick enough. I know they want to be thorough and I know when they make the arrest or whatever, then they want to make sure everything right," he said.

The Sheriff's Office would not comment on camera, only told us that they're working on the case weekly and they have been following leads. The Texas Rangers are also investigating.

"I hope that justice will be served soon, like real soon, because it's been three years and it's going on long enough," said Ballou.

If you have any information on the homicide, contact the Grayson County Sheriff's Office:

200 S Crockett St.
Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 813-4408


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