Houston Police Department
Investigators Hope Composite Sketch Can Help Identify Deceased Woman

June 15, 2012 - Houston police have released a composite sketch of a woman whose skeletal remains were found at 5005 Neches about 1:35 p.m on November 30, 2011, in hopes someone can formally identify her.

Based on an investigation by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, 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. At this time, her cause of death has not been established. A photo of the reconstructed composite sketch and of a metal cross found in the area of her body are attached to this news release.

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HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer K. Carr reported:

The woman's partial skeletal remains were found by a crew hired to clean vegetation from a vacant lot at the above address. The lot is located near the interchange of the Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) and the 610 North Loop. The remains were scattered and remnants of clothing nearby appeared to have been in the lot for several months. Some of the bone fragments displayed signs of having been burned. In addition, a silver metal cross with the Lord's Prayer in Spanish on it was found in the area of the remains.

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

At 2 p.m. TODAY (Friday, June 15), a homicide investigator will be available to answer questions in the case in the Media Briefing Room on the first floor of HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.