KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 18, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Local authorities held a press conference today to update the public and seek their help in the investigation of a Katy home burglary turned homicide that left a father dead. Crimes Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.
Press Conference Shares Details of Homicide
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office held a press conference this morning to update the public on the ongoing investigation of the apparent burglary turned homicide in Katy's Hickory Creek subdivision.
'We will investigate'
“We’re very good at what we do," says Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. "There have been seven homicides in this county this year. This kind of crime is rare. We will investigate, we will investigate, we will investigate and we will bring these individuals to justice. We will stop at nothing."
In the early hours of Wednesday, October 16 the Estorffe family woke to the sound of glass breaking from a window in the back of the house. Brenton Estorffe, 29, went to investigate and found two intruders. Shots were fired and he was killed. His wife and two children, ages one and three, were not harmed. The suspects fled the scene.
Brenton Estorffe, 29, was shot and killed on October 16, 2019.
Victim Protected Family
"This was a hard working man who loved his family," says Nehls. "He was there to protect his family."
The incident looks like a burglary gone wrong. Nothing has been reported stolen from the home. The house is located at the 6900 block of Glen Rosa, near Cansfield Way in Katy's Hickory Creek subdivision. This is a five minute drive from Seven Lakes Junior High.
"We have a few leads that we can't share right now," says Detective Thomas Cantu, the lead investigator in the case. They did share descriptions of the two individuals who entered the home and a vehicle of interest.
Suspect, Vehicle Description
Suspect #1 - About 5 feet 11 inches tall with medium built and possible dark skin. He wore a dark hoodie up over his head.
Suspect #2 - 6 feet tall and also dark skinned. Slim build with a buzz cut.
Surveillance video has revealed a vehicle of interest (see opening picture.) The vehicle is a light colored, 4-door sedan with a sunroof. It's possible that the tail lights weren't working properly.
“Help us catch those responsible for this heinous crime,” said Sheriff Nehls. “A wife and two small children now have to try and piece their life together without their loving husband and father.”
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers has raised the cash reward up to $25,000 for info which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved in the Glen Rosa Homicide.
Sheriff Nehls urges people to "do the right thing." He said, "We will look at every single phone call and examine every single lead that comes into Crime Stoppers. Give us a call. Do it for their family."
Call Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477.
Watch Press Conference
Brenton Estorffe, an Australian rugby player, moved his family here six months ago with the hopes to play football.
“They’re going to pay for this. You came into the wrong county,” says Nehls.