TX - League City - Audrey Lee Cook and Donna Prudhomme, in "killing field", 1986/1991

Discussion in 'Texas Killing Fields and Mysteries Along I-45' started by mysteriew, Aug 7, 2005.

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    LEAGUE CITY, Texas (FOX 26) - On Monday morning, League City police will reveal the names of two women who have finally been identified three decades after they were found dead in a field on Calder Road.

    League City detectives announced last week that they were able to identify the two women using genetic genealogy. A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to reveal the women's identities.

    Police to reveal identities of 2 women found dead in Calder Road field
     
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    Woman with SE Texas ties ID'd as 'Killing Fields' victim
    "Cook had lived in the Houston and Channelview areas from 1976-1985, police said, and had worked as a mechanic for a golf cart company in Houston in 1979. She lost contact with her family in December 1985.

    Prudhomme had previously lived in the Beaumont and Austin areas.

    A breakthrough in forensic DNA analysis helped detectives identify the skeletal remains of the two victims, both found in an area off Calder Road.

    The "Texas Killing Fields" is a boggy, 25-acre stretch of land along Interstate 45 where four women's bodies were found between 1983 and 1991, including Cook and Prudhomme. No one has been convicted in connection with the four deaths."
     
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    Finally we know who this women are. As soon I came home from work...searching for the presser. Had to be patient. Sad nobody is linked to the killings (yet). Rest in peace Audrey and Donna. Condolences to both families. It took so many years...to many...
     
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    They announced there would new developments in the Killing Fields murders on the local news earlier, then I missed the report. Appreciate the posts here since I missed it.
     
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    This article goes into more detail on Audrey Cook and Donna Prudhomme's backgrounds:

    Texas authorities identify 2 victims in decades-old 'Killing Fields' murders using genetic genealogy


    Cook moved to the Houston area with her girlfriend at the time to establish “a new life,” Bluffington said. She regularly communicated with her parents via letters and phone calls and when they hadn’t heard from her in a while, they traveled to Houston to search for her, Bluffington said.

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    Prudhomme “just kind of fell out of contact with her family,” Bluffington said. Her sister knew she was living in the Seabrook area and the two had communicated a few times by mail. But “they just kind of lived different lives,” Bluffington said.

    The purpose of one of Prudhomme’s moves was to escape an abusive relationship and she arranged for her two sons live with their grandparents, Bluffington said.

    Only one of her sons is still living. When investigators spoke to him, he told them he “kind of thought his mom just moved on.”
     
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    Apr 15, 2019
    KHOU 11 Reporter Jessica Borg gives an exclusive tour of the DNA ancestry company that helped police identify the two women killed near the 'Killing Fields' off I-45.
     
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