Deputies discover woman's body near trees

December 17, 2009 12:15:38 PM PST
Deputies investigating a dumping complaint instead found a woman's body. Brazoria County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a dumping complaint on County Road 81 off of State Highway 288 and just south of State Highway 6. A deputy found a red Dodge truck stuck in the mud and a woman's lying face down in the tree line near the truck.

The body was identified by fingerprints to be Beverly Sanders of Houston. The truck found at the scene belonged to her.

Upon further investigation, investigators found there to be heavy trauma to her head and neck. Authorities believe Sanders was assaulted at another location.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Investigator Darrell Collins at 281-756-2273, the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office at 281-756-2392 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 281-756-2279.


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