KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - A $25,000 reward is helping in the effort to solve last month's murder on Glenrosa Drive at Cansfield Way in unincorporated Katy, according to Major Chad Norvell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Brenton Estorffe, 29, was gunned down after two men came into his backyard, apparently through an opening in a wooden fence, and then smashed the window out of a back door. Estorffe heard the noise, went to confront those who were responsible and was shot to death inside his own home.
"Still active and not cold," is how Major Chad Norvell describes the case. Norvell said the reward has sparked calls from people who may have valuable information.
"It is very much moving along, Norvell said of the investigation. "We're waiting for DNA results on evidentiary items," he added.
Norvell also said investigators want answers quickly and have paid for the DNA analysis to be done quickly.
"We paid rush fees and it still takes a while, unfortunately," Norvell told Covering Katy.
On the day of the killing, Sheriff' Troy Nehls predicted that the investigation would not be something that would be completed quickly.
"This is going to take some time to put all this together," he added.
Detectives have interviewed neighbors, and reviewed neighborhood surveillance video. From that video a vehicle of interest has been identified.
The reason for the killing has always been of interest to investigators.
“Most burglaries take place during the day. It’s a little unusual for guys who are going to be breaking into a house to do it at midnight," Nehls said at the time of the murder.