Body found near missing teen's home in Shoreacres

ByLauren Lea via KTRK logo
Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Body found near missing teen's home, Lauren Lea reports.

SHOREACRES, TX (KTRK) -- Texas Equusearch found human remains in Shoreacres at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, not far from where a missing teen was last seen.

Tim Miller, Texas Equusearch founder, said he believes the remains are Abigail English, 15, despite the fact that no positive identification has been made.

The remains were found in a wooded area off Baywood St., not far from where English had been living with her grandmother. She was last seen walking a dog March 22 and the dog returned home, but English never did. On Saturday, searchers initially found the dog's collar and leash. The remains were found not far away.

"This little child never had a chance in life. She was foster care for 13 years, all she wanted was a family. November 2nd she comes here to a family and it really didn't work out," Miller said.

Original report: Texas Equusearch probes case of missing girl in Shoreacres

A La Porte school counselor reportedly contacted Equusearch about English within the last few days. She was not immediately reported missing and was initially thought to be a runaway.

"When we have a throwaway child that never had a chance in life who wanted this family and ends up this way, something went wrong. Something went wrong and we'll let detectives figure out what that is," Miller said.

The wooded area became more overgrown with recent rain, which may have concealed the remains for more than a month. The Harris County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation and the medical examiner will have to identify the remains.