Do you know this woman?
Do you know this woman?
Illustration by HPD

HPD Releases Sketch of Woman Whose Skeletal Remains Were Found

Police are seeking help identifying a woman whose skeletal remains were discovered last November near the intersection of the Eastex Freeway and the North Loop.

The bones were discovered by an outdoors cleaning crew on the afternoon of November 30.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences investigated and says "the female is described only as black, anywhere from 35 to 55 years old, and between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 7 inches tall. Her weight is unable to be determined. Her teeth were in poor condition."

Some of the bones, which were scattered, appear to have had burn marks, police say. The bones and some items of clothing appear to have been at the scene for months.

Also found was a cross with The Lord's Prayer inscribed on it in Spanish.

Anyone with information on the possible identity of the woman is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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