Discussion in 'Texas Killing Fields and Mysteries Along I-45' started by JeannieC, Nov 16, 2011.
The Cause of Death for these victims involved Fire
The Doe Network: Case File 483UFTX
The victim is identified as a black female who was approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighed about 120 pounds; short, dark hair and wearing large gold hoop earrings. She appears to have a space between her two front teeth.
Unidentified Black Female - Found 01/31/2011 in Brazoria County
On January 31, 2011 at approximately 0830 AM the Brazoria County Sheriffs Office responded to a suspicious circumstances on CR 60 east of SH 288 in Iowa Colony, Brazoria County Texas. This location was found to be approximately 150 yards east of State Highway 28 on the North side of the road and is further described as a grassy area between the highway and a feeder road. This area is a rural farming area that is densely populated. On this particular morning the fog was extremely bad only allowing for minimal visibility up to about 40 yards.
Deputies found what is identified as an African American female that was deceased and set on fire.
The female is believed to be in her late teens to mid 20s, 106 pounds and is 5 05 in height.
Remnants of extensive burned camouflaged style pants were found under the victim. Victim has one piercing in each ear and was wearing a large hoop style earring in her right ear that had clear stones attached. No other articles of describable clothing were found.
Earring worn by the victim
Victim further has extensive burns on her entire body that prevents fingerprint identification.
DNA and dental has been entered into National and State databases to assist in identifying this female.
Another sketch of the victim
Any person with information may contact The Brazoria County Sheriffs Office or Investigator Chris DuBois at:
3602 CR 45
Brazoria County Texas 77515
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Case # 83-6947
Murder of Laura Jean Donez
April 18, 1983 – FM 149 7 miles north of Montgomery, Texas
SYNOPSIS: At approx. 1:00 pm, an oilfield worker observed a fire burning in a wooded area, near a logging road, approx. 400 yards west of FM 149.
The dead body of an unidentified white female was found in the fire and MCSO Deputies were called. The fire had been set with what appeared to be a road flare and an autopsy revealed that she had been strangled.
The victim was soon identified as Laura Jean Donez (16 yoa), who had last been seen walking away from her Heights neighborhood residence in the 3500 block of Raymond Street, Houston, Texas. Donez had reportedly left to buy a hamburger at a nearby restaurant.
Self-professed Serial Killer Henry Lee Lucas subsequently confessed to the crime, along with several others in Montgomery County, in 1983. Lucas had confessed to approx. 600 murders, with about 200 cleared across the United States. Lucas died in prison in 2001, after his death sentence was commuted to life. Lucas had recanted his confessions and it is believed that he is not responsible for most of the crimes he confessed to.
Henry Lee Lucas
1983 Case # 83-4835
Murder of Laura Marie Purchase
March 17, 1983 I-45 at League Line Road, Conroe, Texas
SYNOPSIS: At approx. 3:00 am, an MCSO Patrol Deputy observed a fire burning just inside the woods along the northbound service road of I-45 at League Line Road. The dead body of an unidentified white female was found within the fire, which had recently been set. An autopsy determined that she had died from strangulation and the fire set with an accelerant.
Self-professed Serial Killer Henry Lee Lucas subsequently confessed to the crime, along with several others in Montgomery County, in 1983. Lucas had confessed to approx. 600 murders, with about 200 cleared across the United States. Unfortunately, it has been determined that he was not involved in the murder of Laura Marie Purchase.
In 1986, the victim was later positively identified as Laura Marie Purchase after fingerprints were matched.
Purchase was last known to have been in Houston, Texas on March 5, 1983, living with a man named Howard or Howie who played in a band called Malibu. Lucas died in prison in 2001, after his death sentence was commuted to life. Lucas had recanted his confessions and it is believed that he is not responsible for most of the crimes he confessed to.
Recent DNA testing of semen from Purchases body has been conducted by MCSO Cold Case Detectives, eliminating Lucas from the DNA.
Unidentified White Female
•The victim was discovered on October 29, 2006 in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas
•Estimated Date of Death: October 29, 2006
•State of Remains: She had been severely burned
•Estimated age: 13-22 years old
•Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"-5'5"; 96- 120 lbs.
•Distinguishing Characteristics: May have had blonde hair with red highlights or red hair with blonde highlights.
•Clothing: "One Tuff Babe" brand name, slightly faded jeans (size 7/8), with possibly brown/orange embroidery and stitching, a purple or mauve/purple shirt, light sweater, size medium.
•Fingerprints: Not Available
•DNA: Available in CODIS
The victim was located in a wooded lease area near Highway 31 off Fritz Swanson Road near Kilgore, Texas on October 29, 2006.
Positive identification of this deceased person can only be made through DNA or dental comparison.
The pictures of this person is only the artist's conception and should not be considered an exact likeness.
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Dallas County Medical Examiner
Gregg County Sheriff's Office
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