Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Clewis Family Tragedies

Marco Clewis (left), Earl Clewis (top), Matthew Clewis (right). Source: Dallas News

The winter of 2019 was an immeasurably hard time for Earline Clewis. The mother-of-five had lost 3 of her sons within just a 60-day span. The nightmare first began on October 24th, 2018 - when Earline's son Marco Clewis (40) was shot to death at his Dallas, Texas home. Just minutes after the shooting, Marco's older brother Earl (51) was killed in a car accident. Months later, in January 2019, another of one Earline's sons - Matthew - died after a seizure. 

Marco Clewis. Source: Project Cold Case

Marco's murder set off this chain of tragedies in the Clewis family. According to reports, Marco was killed after a group of individuals drove by his home on Copeland Street and opened fire. Earl, who lived just across the street, heard the gunfire. He then saw the suspects driving away from his younger brother's home.

Earl subsequently got into his car and began chasing the suspects. Minutes later, he crashed near Elsie Fay Higgins Street. Reports state that the suspects might have shot at Earl's car shortly before the wreck. Unfortunately, Earl did not survive his injuries from the crash. 

Earl Clewis. Source:

According to their mother Earline, both Marco and Earl helped provide care for their brother, Matthew, who had suffered from seizures for years. Earline said that Matthew was depressed over the deaths of his brothers. She believes that his depression and heartbreak over the tragic losses had a contributing factor in his death.

Years have passed, and Marco's murder still remains unsolved. He was due to get married just six months after his untimely passing. He was also raising three young children. All of Marco's loved ones are still hoping to receive justice in his case.

If you have any information that could help solve Marco's murder, please call the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-3584.

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