Case # 83-0937
Murder of Lee Leslie and Raymond Mitchell
January 15, 1983 – 27000 block of Dry Creek, Magnolia, Texas
SYNOPSIS: Lee Leslie was 70 years of age and kept a country home in the 27000 block of Dry Creek. During this time, Leslie had a friend, Raymond Mitchell (57 yoa), staying with him for a short time. Both were known to befriend males in the Houston, Texas, area and allow the males to visit in Magnolia.
On January 15, 1983, at approx. 3:00 am, a witness reporting hearing a disturbance and vehicles leaving from Lee’s residence. On January 15, 1983, at approx. 5:30 pm, a family member discovered a dead body inside Lee’s home. MCSO Deputies responded and found Lee in the closet of the northeast bedroom and Mitchell’s body was in a closet in the southeast bedroom. Both had been beaten and stabbed to death. Lee’s maroon 1978 Pontiac was missing from the scene.
On February 8, 1983, Lee’s car was found abandoned in the 1900 block of Indiana Street in Houston. Investigation revealed that the car had been left at this location within a short time of the murders.
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