August 22, 2011 - Houston police homicide investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a female found dead at 650 North Sam Houston Parkway East service road about 4:15 p.m. last Friday (Aug. 19).
The victim is described only as a young black female. Her cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Investigators are releasing four photographs in an effort to help identify the victim and provide information in the case. One photo is of the woman's distinct lavender-colored fingernails with two gold striped accents on each nail. A second photo is of a blanket with a two-tone blue background with multiple large images of cartoon characters Scooby-Doo and Shaggy. Scooby-Doo was also printed in large blue letters on a gold background across the border of the blanket. The third and fourth photos are of both sides of a comforter. One side was white with small flowers evenly spaced throughout the pattern, while the other side is multicolored with pink, white and tan floral designs. The four photos are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W.L. Meeler and Officer J.L. French reported:
A security guard was patrolling the office building parking lot at the above location when he discovered the victim. There were signs of trauma to the female, who did not have identification on her.
The female's body was wrapped in two blankets. Both are described in detail in the third paragraph of this news release.
Anyone with information on the victim's identity or in the investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/KJS 8-22-11
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