Houston Police Department
Update: Remains Found at 6303 Cullen Identified as Houston Woman

December 6, 2012 - Houston police have learned the identity of a woman whose skeletal remains were found at 6303 Cullen about 11 a.m. on September 17, 2012, and are asking for the public's help in determining how and when she died.

The Harris County Insititute of Forensic Sciences has identified the remains as those of Natasha S. Hollins, 31. The cause and manner of her death have not been determined.

A photo of Ms. Hollins is attached to this news release.

victim, Robert Kuentz

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Bush and Senior Police Officer R. Swainson reported:

Officers responded to the courtyard of an abandoned apartment complex at the above address on reports of a human skull discovered by persons evaluating the property for possible purchase. The overgrown property was searched and nearly the entire skeleton of what was believed to be an adult female was found. The remains were transported to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences for analysis.

That analysis confirmed the identity as Ms. Hollins, who lived in the neighborhood where her body was discovered.

Anyone with information regarding Ms. Hollins' whereabouts during the months of June, July and August of this year is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Update JFC/JKS 12-6-12
VHS/JFC 9-18-12
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.