The homicides of 18-month old Aiyden Lewis and his grandmother, 55-year-old Shanta Crawford, Wednesday, July 24th, continue to be investigated by law enforcement. Members of the Huntsville and Dallas communities may have information to assist in the investigations. Aiyden and Shanta lived in the Huntsville area with Aiyden’s mother, Tiffany Crawford, and Shanta’s husband Robert Crawford. Aiyden’s father, Howard Lewis, lives in the Dallas area. These homicides appear to have been personal in nature and therefore the Sheriff’s Office believes were committed by an individual, or individuals, known to the family, who may have expressed discontent or an actual perceived grievance with the family.
Someone in the community may be in a position to observe behavioral changes in the individual who committed these homicides. In the days following the homicides, the individual responsible may have paid attention to the law enforcement investigation, or media coverage, and had discussions pertaining to the crime. There may have been changes in the consumption of alcohol or drugs, sleep patterns, and the daily routine of the individual. The individual, or individuals, may have left the area temporarily, been absent from work, or cancelled appointments or social engagements. The person may have changed the look of their vehicle or used a different vehicle during this period.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, or Walker County District Attorney’s Office are requesting anyone with information, even if it seems unrelated or believed to have already been reported to law enforcement, to contact (936) 435-2400 and ask to speak with an investigator.