Daughter of woman missing for 25 years files wrongful death lawsuit against mom’s ex-boyfriend

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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The daughter of a Beaumont woman who went missing in 1999 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ex-boyfriend indicted in her death.

Tiffani McInnis, the surviving daughter of Kimberly Langwell, filed the suit against Terry Lee Rose Sr., 67, who was indicted on first degree murder charges after Langwell’s remains were found on his property in June.

Langwell disappeared 25 years ago, leaving a lasting impact on her family and community. In light of Mr. Rose’s recent arrest for Langwell’s murder, this lawsuit aims to seek justice for Tiffani, who has suffered from the loss of her mother and the unanswered questions that have persisted over the years, said Ed Fisher, equity partner in the Provost Umphrey law firm, which is handling the suit.

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“This case is about holding the responsible party accountable through every legal recourse,” Fisher said. “We are committed to pursuing justice for Tiffani McInnis and her family.”

“Tiffani has experienced profound pain and hardship throughout her life due to the untimely loss of her mother. Our goal is to ensure that those responsible are held accountable,” said Joe Fisher, equity partner.

A missing person’s report was made on Langwell July 10, 1999, saying she was last seen leaving work July 9, 1999. It was reported she had plans to stop by her ex-boyfriend’s home before going to her own home.

In April 2024 a “reliable informant” provided detectives with information saying Rose admitted to the informant he had killed Langwell inside the home at 1655 Lindbergh Drive, Beaumont.

Based on this information, detectives obtained an evidentiary residential search for Rose’s residence and properties.

On June 13 while searching Rose’s residence on Lindberg, confirmed human remains were found on the property and are believed to be those of Langwell.

Rose, 67, was indicted for first degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.