Help needed to identify dead woman


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.

The woman's partial skeletal remains were found by a crew hired to clean vegetation from a vacant lot. 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 police say 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.

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