Texas DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case

Woman reported missing after night out in winter of 1980

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help in solving a cold case, the 1980 disappearance of Kristy Lynn Booth.

Booth's disappeared after being last seen at the Dimensions Nightclub in Midland on Feb. 2, 1980 at about 11:30 p.m. Her shoes and coat were found inside the club, but she was never seen again.

Booth's car was found abandoned two days later approximately two miles south of Midland on Texas 349. DPS said the car had been borrowed by a friend.

Booth has remained missing for 38 years and her case remains unsolved. 

The DPS did not release any other personal information about Booth, including her age.

The DPS has increased a reward of up to $6,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible -- if the tip is received before next month's featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.

Individuals also can submit information through the Texas Ranger cold case website or by contacting us at 1-800-346-3243 (DPS Missing Persons Hotline).

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