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Debra Sue Murray

Report Number: 1998-049519

Debra Sue Murray

On June 26, 1998, at 4:30 a.m., Debra Sue Murray walked out the front door of her home at 708 W. Shawnee Dr, Chandler, AZ. Debra was on her way to work where she was the manager of a local Jack In The Box fast food restaurant. An unknown person ambushed Debra in her front yard. Debra suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene by responding Chandler Fire Paramedics.

The investigation at the Murray home showed there was forced entry to the attached garage. Items were removed from the garage and left in the driveway. Evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the burglary to the garage was staged, possibly to cover up the true motive for Debra’s murder. No one has ever been arrested for the murder of Debra Sue Murray.

Debra Sue Murray left behind a loving family including her 12-year-old son Timmy. Debra’s family and the Chandler Police Department wish to resolve this case and arrest the person(s) responsible for this senseless act. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Debra Sue Murray’s death.