Reward increases to $8,500 for Brazoria County woman on Texas’ 10 most wanted fugitives list

HOUSTON – The reward has been elevated for data that leads to the arrest of a Brazoria County woman who’s charged with hiring a person to kill her husband practically 14 years in the past.

Margaret Lorrain Smith, who would now be 62 years outdated, has been wanted since allegedly fleeing throughout her capital homicide case in 2009. She is listed as one in every of Texas’ 10 most wanted fugitives.

Texas Crime Stoppers’ reward in her case has elevated to $8,500 through the month of September.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Margaret Smith is accused of luring her husband George Smith to Surfside Beach late on Aug. 6, 2007. While he was sitting within the sand alone, a person she authorities declare she employed beat George Smith to dying with a steel object.

Both Margaret Smith and the person who beat George Smith have been indicted for capital homicide the following month.

The hitman was convicted, however Smith is claimed to have been on the run since Aug. 11, 2009, when she fled whereas out on bond forward of her trial.


The final recognized sighting of Smith was at a Walmart in San Antonio when she was reportedly seen getting right into a maroon four-door sedan, probably a Lincoln Continental.

The description of Smith launched within the Texas Department of Safety is as follows:


  • HEIGHT: 5 toes, 6 inches tall

  • WEIGHT: About 185 kilos

  • Mole on the underside of her proper eyelid

  • Often dyes her hair naturally darkish, has curly hair, or wears wigs

  • Goes by Margaret of Lorrain

  • Tipsters might be eligible for money rewards by offering data to authorities utilizing one in every of these three strategies:


  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252 TIPS (8477).

  • Submit an internet tip by way of the DPS web site by choosing the fugitive you have got details about and clicking on the hyperlink underneath their image.

  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” hyperlink (underneath the “About” part).

  • The Texas Department of Public Safety warns the general public that nobody ought to try to apprehend fugitives themselves. All ideas are nameless, with tipsters being assigned a tip quantity so that they don’t have to present a reputation.

    In addition to the Texas Crime Stoppers $8,500 reward on this case, $5,000 can be being provided by way of Brazoria County Crime Stoppers.

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